Take vitamins

Take vitamins

Taking vitamins is a simple yet effective daily regimen that can bolster your long-term health and wellbeing. Whether it’s a multivitamin, Vitamin D for bone strength, or Vitamin C to support your immune system, incorporating this habit into your morning routine can be incredibly beneficial. Starting the day by taking your vitamins means you’re less likely to forget and it ensures your body gets these vital nutrients when it's best able to absorb them.

Mornings can be hectic, and it’s easy to let something small like taking vitamins slip through the cracks. To make this habit stick, consider pairing it with another established part of your morning like eating breakfast or brushing your teeth. By attaching the new habit of taking vitamins to an already ingrained habit, you create a natural reminder and the pair eventually becomes a single routine.

Storing your vitamins in a visible and easily accessible spot in the kitchen or bathroom can serve as another effective cue. This might mean placing them next to your coffee machine, on the breakfast table, or next to your toothbrush. If you’re someone who uses a daily planner or phone alerts, setting a reminder can also be a practical way to ensure this habit becomes a part of your morning.

Of course, remember that not all vitamins are created equal and some may be better absorbed with food. For instance, fat-soluble vitamins like A, D, E, and K should ideally be taken with a meal to enhance absorption. That’s why incorporating vitamins into your breakfast routine can provide added nutritional benefit, beyond the convenience of combining habits.

If swallowing pills isn’t your preference, you’re in luck because there are many alternative ways to incorporate vitamins into your morning. Chewables, gummies, powders that mix into drinks, and even fortified foods offer a variety of options. For those who prefer a more natural approach, a breakfast rich in fruits, vegetables, and fortified foods can work well. However, it's important to consult with a healthcare provider to understand what works best for your individual needs and dietary restrictions.

Finally, tracking your habit can be a game-changer. Use a habit-tracking app, a physical calendar, or even a simple notebook to mark each day you successfully take your vitamins. Over time, this visual evidence of your consistency not only fosters a sense of accomplishment but also reinforces the habit. Before you know it, taking your vitamins will be as natural as starting your day with a refreshing glass of water or a hot cup of coffee.


Track your Morning habits

The MyHabits app helps you with tracking this and many other habits related to health, home care and daily routines. Reminders, notification and weekly status reports assist you in getting good habits in and bad habits out.

The MyHabits app will be available for iPhone in early 2024. A version for Android will follow a few weeks later.

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