5 Secrets to Reboot Your Health

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5 Secrets to Reboot Your Health

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Feeling a little off prime?  Here are 5 Secrets to Reboot Your Health!

I’d like to thank Renew Life® Ultimate Flora Probiotics for sponsoring this post.  Thank you for supporting the companies that allow me to publish Running in a Skirt for free daily.

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Hi guys!

I was riding a bit of a life high through July with an epic Summer of travel, but my routine came to a screeching halt by the end of the month when I broke my elbow… followed up by losing my beloved 16-year-old dachshund Rhett in August.

The broken elbow kept me from doing so many things including running for 6 weeks, which meant I wasn’t doing my normal exercise and stress relieving activity. I couldn’t even drive for two weeks.  Add to that the tension over deciding how to handle Rhett’s final days and that all did a number on my physical and emotional well-being.  My overall health just felt off and by early this month I felt like I’d been run over by a train in some ways.  Even though I have a hundred million things to be grateful for, life was feeling pretty heavy.

Since I couldn’t run, I tried to walk as much as I could and to destress along my favorite running paths like this.

5 Secrets to Reboot Your Health / Running in a Skirt

One morning I decided that it was time to snap out of it and focus on getting healthy again.  I just needed to find the guts to make it happen again.

5 Secrets to Reboot Your Health / Running in a Skirt

I did and found a great routine that gave me just the kick start I needed! None of this is rocket science, but if you’ve fallen a bit off track like I did… this is the ideal place to start.  And remember it’s small lifestyle changes like these that can make the biggest impact in the long run instead of crazy short term detox ideas.

I can’t imagine I’m the only one who has had a hard time lately, so I thought I’d share what I did just in case you need to reboot your health too!

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5 Secrets to Reboot Your Health

Drink More Water

I am normally a water guzzler, but for some reason when life hits me hard I stop.  The first thing I did was recommit myself to drinking two BIG water bottles a day.  For me that’s 64 ounces of water.

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If you aren’t a big water drinker already, start small and just drink double the amount of water you normally would every time you reach for it.  If you normally have a small glass in the morning… try drinking two.  Same thing at lunch.  Eventually work your way up to more.  Small changes can really add up to reboot your health.


Add Probiotics to Your Diet

Sometimes when you are stressed and not taking care of yourself, your gut gets all off whack and eventually you just start feeling blah.  In fact, 70% of the immune system starts in your gut… so good digestive health is a key part of maintaining your immunity and overall health.

The most efficient way to maintain a healthy gut and good digestive health is through a daily probiotic — like those from Renew Life Ultimate Flora Probiotics, a, high-quality supplement that comes in formulas for all ages and stages of life.

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Renew Life Ultimate Flora Probiotics Extra Care Probiotic to Restore Digestive Balance has 30 billion live cultures per capsule including 10 scientifically studied probiotic strains.  It’s a one a day capsule which requires no refrigeration, which is perfect for those of us on the go.

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A healthy gut can help lower stress and help you expend energy better.  It can also help improve memory and can help boost your immune health.  All things I was seriously needing in life.

5 Secrets to Reboot Your Health / Running in a Skirt

Through all the ups and downs lately I’ve learned life really does take guts.  And keeping mine in tip top shape with Renew Life Ultimate Flora Probiotics is a small change worth making.


Eat More Cruciferous Vegetables

Eating more vegetables in general is a great thing, but there is something special about cruciferous vegetables.  They are rich in sulfur containing compounds which support detoxification, reduces inflammation and can even reduce the risk of certain cancers.

So basically they are the superfoods of superfoods!  They give you wings. 🙂

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A few to watch out for are kale, arugula, bok choy, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, mustard greens, radish, turnip or watercress.  To reboot your health, find a way to add one more serving of this type of veggie to your diet a day.  Small changes like this really add up over time.

Here’s a few recipes to try…

Yoga, Mindfulness & Meditation

Often finding my way back to health and happiness is as much mental as physical.

Yoga brings balance into my life and allows me to find my calm.

Even if you don’t like a yoga class consider being more mindful with your time and energy.  Set intentions at the beginning of the day to fulfill your ways to reboot your health.  Also consider adding a 5-10-minute meditation to the beginning or end of your day.  Calming your mind can help you deal with all the stuff you can’t control.


Technology Detox

Here’s the truth…. my entire business is run online and I can be a slave to this thing.

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I’m not saying to completely cut yourself off (because really I want you to come and read my blog each day- lol) instead give yourself a time each night where you shut it off.  Put all the technology on the chargers and walk away for a few hours.

I used to put my phone on the charger in the kitchen around 8 PM and gave myself the night off… but I had gotten out of the habit again.  Once I started focusing on rebooting my health, I returned to my old ways and It felt great to give myself a small daily break.  There are so many different components to being healthy and even staying off technology, which can help you sleep better and be less stressed, can help your mental health game.


These five simple lifestyle changes help you reboot your health both physically and mentally!

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And don’t forget to try Renew Life Ultimate Flora Probiotics!   Their new campaign will make you smile. 🙂

Don’t you just love their catch phrase? —> Being human takes guts.  Make sure yours are up for it. For more information visit RenewLife.com.

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Tomorrow I’m sharing my favorite cozy meals for fall.

Your turn!

Go HERE and tell me if you’ve taken probiotics before.

What have you done lately that takes guts?


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By | 2019-03-28T16:11:09-04:00 October 2nd, 2017|Fitness, Healthy Living Tips|60 Comments


  1. Carrie | The Lavender Hytta October 6, 2017 at 4:08 am - Reply

    Probiotics are definitely a must-have for a healthy life. These are all great secrets for your health.

  2. Emily October 5, 2017 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    Technology detoxes once or twice a week have been soo wonderful for me, and they leave me incredibly refreshed to get back on and invest in the right way.

    I also LOVE that you’re using a probiotic; I just started about a month ago, and I’m really grateful for how I think it’s really helped my gut.

  3. amanda -runtothefinish October 5, 2017 at 11:27 am - Reply

    The key word for me is routine!!! If I can start a habit then I’ll simply do the good things without thinking about it

  4. [email protected] October 5, 2017 at 8:37 am - Reply

    Probiotics and a time out from my phone are my go-tos for feeling better. They work every time!

  5. Marielle Altenor October 4, 2017 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    Wow! July was a quite eventful. I’m sorry to hear about Rhett.

  6. Kristy from Southern In Law October 4, 2017 at 5:44 am - Reply

    Yep, a technology detox is SO important! I’m like you and run my business (and my hobby – the blog) online so I feel like I have to be connected – but whilst we were in Hawaii, I minimised what I did and it was so refreshing – so I’ve been doing the same on weekends and it’s so refreshing!

  7. Toughcookiemommy October 3, 2017 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    Drinking more water is definitely something I’m trying to do more since I quit drinking soda over a year ago. It’s so important to stay hydrated.

  8. Lorie October 3, 2017 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Confession: I need to have a technology detox. I know it. I’ve gotta do it!

  9. Whitney @ To live & Diet in LA October 3, 2017 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    So many great tips! I have a huge bottle of water on me 24/7 so I’m always extra hydrated!

    • JulieWunder October 3, 2017 at 5:36 pm - Reply

      Me too! I’m such a goober about it! lol! Thanks Whitney!

  10. Sarah October 3, 2017 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    Great tips! Always drink a ton of water, take probiotics, and love my veggies! Need to work on the tech detox though!

  11. Natalie October 3, 2017 at 8:46 am - Reply

    Oh I’m so sorry to hear about your elbow, and about your beloved Rhett. So sad, and so stressful. I can only imagine how you felt. Well I’m glad your back on track 😉 Love these tips. Mostly that tech detox. I need that!

  12. Chrissy October 3, 2017 at 8:34 am - Reply

    Great tips! I’ve never gotten into taking a probiotic but maybe I need to give it a try. I do like eating probiotic rich foods though, like yogurt and fermented foods.

    • JulieWunder October 3, 2017 at 5:35 pm - Reply

      Such a good idea too! I like these for when you need a reset!

  13. Emily October 2, 2017 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    Love this post! The Yoga and Meditation is what I need to work on most. So important to have a healthy mind!

  14. Heather Johnson October 2, 2017 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    I am fascinated by the up and coming research on the importance of gut bacteria. Probiotics are a great start to feeling better overall.

  15. amanda goodenough October 2, 2017 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    Such great tips! Health is so important!

  16. Kalee October 2, 2017 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    I have been so much better about my water this year, and it’s helped so much! Also great to see which probiotic you like! It helps me pick one!

  17. Taylor Kiser October 2, 2017 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    These are great tips! I need to work on them all!

  18. Jessica @ Small Bites by Jessica October 2, 2017 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    These are all such great tips Julie! We can all use a little reboot now and again. 🙂

  19. dixya @food, pleasure, and health October 2, 2017 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    i do all of the above but could certainly pay more attention to my gut bacteria. thank you for the reminder.

  20. Rebecca October 2, 2017 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    such great tips! we underestimate the power of our guts 🙂

  21. Liz Mays October 2, 2017 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    Adding probiotics to the routine sounds like a really good idea to me. I do want to make sure my digestive system is healthy!

  22. Neely Moldovan October 2, 2017 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    I;ve been thinking of adding probiotics to my daily routine. Drinking more water is one of my main goals this month!

  23. I swear by all 5 of these, too!

  24. Abbey Sharp October 2, 2017 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    Sorry about the loss of your dog. These tips are great and really helpful!

  25. Sonali- The Foodie Physician October 2, 2017 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    Great advice! Maintaining good gut health is so important! And we could all benefit from putting the phones down more often.

  26. Laura October 2, 2017 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    We all need a little reboot every now and then! I definitely need to add more probiotics to my diet! And that technology fast is definitely in order!

  27. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups October 2, 2017 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    These are great, doable tips for getting back on track. Thanks for sharing!

  28. Lisa Ballantyne October 2, 2017 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    Thank you Julie for a most informative and helpful post! The product you are recommending sounds worth looking into so I’m going to check out their website for more information. Loved their commercial!

    Welcome to October! I hope the coming month will be good to you!

  29. Brandy October 2, 2017 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    These are wonderful ways to reboot your health, glad you shared some tips to help others! I need to get my health and wellness back on track both physically and mentally.

  30. Rachel October 2, 2017 at 10:56 am - Reply

    I think once I take off a week or two I’ll feel nice and rejuvenated. 🙂

  31. Deryn | Running on Real Food October 2, 2017 at 9:47 am - Reply

    All such great ideas to keep us healthy every day. I could work on the technology detox..I can get a little attached to my phone for work too but it feels good to let it go on the weekends. Thanks for the reminder!

  32. [email protected] October 2, 2017 at 8:30 am - Reply

    Great advice, Julie! I pinned this one for future reference.

  33. Adding more yoga into my life always seems to help make me feel better emotionally and physically. Glad you are feeling back to yourself

  34. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real October 2, 2017 at 7:38 am - Reply

    I’ve toyed with taking probiotics before but could never figure out what a good brand is. I will definitely be checking out these ones from Renew Life!

  35. [email protected] October 2, 2017 at 7:07 am - Reply

    I’d like to think that I drink enough water. I have a water bottle that I refill several times a day, but I could probably drink more. I am so bad at unplugging at night. I need to work on that.

  36. Mary Beth Jackson October 2, 2017 at 6:14 am - Reply

    I have been taken them for a couple months now- big difference!

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