Happy New Year! A new year presents a great opportunity to start fresh with your health and wellness goals. In 2022, those goals might include living a healthier, more organized life. In fact, getting organized is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions, and others that top the list relate to various aspects of leading a healthier life.
Getting organized can have positive effects on both your mental and physical health. Finding ways to organize your health needs can be a highly efficient way to tackle the “new you” of 2022!
Some of the easiest steps to getting organized when it comes to your health is to keep on top of your medication schedule and to maintain a consistent vitamin regimen.
How getting organized can help your overall health
It’s no secret that getting organized can help you feel better mentally. You might feel more in control and more productive when everything has a place and you have a solid grasp on what needs to be done and when. (There’s a reason it’s such a popular resolution!)
If you’re really looking to improve your life in 2022, there’s a strong case to be made for focusing on organization. Not only can it help you feel less overwhelmed by clutter and mess, but it can have a powerful impact on both your mental and physical health.
Some health benefits to organizing your life include:
- Reduced stress: Studies have shown that cluttered homes can lead to an increase in depression, fatigue, and levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Research suggests taking the time to organize your environment can reduce stress and increase happiness.
- Better adherence to nutritional and exercise goals: Not only can getting organized help you consistently make time for your new workout goals, but it can also help you make better nutritional choices. One study found that people working in an organized space were twice as likely to pick an apple over chocolate for a snack as those who worked in a messy space.
- Improved productivity: Decluttering your workspace in particular can prevent overstimulation and help improve your focus, allowing you to get more done.
- Better sleep: Given what we’ve discussed so far, it may seem like a given that organizing your environment would help you get better sleep, but this one goes beyond reduced stress and decreased stimulation. Keeping your bedroom clean and organized can also improve your physical health by removing dust and bacteria.
When it comes to organizing for your physical well-being, pill organizers are a simple solution that yields great results.
Stay on track with a pill organizer
Approximately 66% of adults in the U.S. take prescription medication, many for chronic conditions. While these medications are a daily necessity for many, it can still be difficult to remember whether you’ve taken your pill for the day or to maintain a regular medication schedule. A weekly pill organizer can help keep your schedule consistent and take any guesswork out of whether you’ve taken your medication for the day.
- How does it work? A weekly pill organizer is easy to use. You simply place a pill in the openings that correspond with the days you need to take the medication. If you have a daily blood pressure medication, for instance, you would place one pill in each day of the organizer.
Some pill organizers are divided into time of day. That way, if you have multiple pills to take at different times of day, you can keep track without having to remember which pill is which.
- Why does it matter? Medication compliance – taking your medication as prescribed – is important to maintaining health. As we recently discussed, prescriptions are carefully designed to meet your body’s needs, but research shows they are taken incorrectly half the time.
Taking medication incorrectly or at the wrong frequency can lead to treatment failure or, in extreme cases, even death. Therefore, it’s essential to do what you can to stick to your prescribed medication schedule.
- Where can you find the right pill organizer for your needs? There are many pill organizer options in the market, including a full collection from Flents. There are options with one slot per day up to four, and pill organizers for either a week or a full month.
The Ezy Dose® Weekly Rainbow AM/PM Pill Planner is a useful option if you’re often on the go and have medications that need to be taken at a consistent time of day. Each day has two compartments, each of which can hold up to 35 aspirin-sized pills. Each day is also removable, allowing you to take your pills for the day with you in your purse, briefcase, gym bag, or even your pocket! You can also store all seven days together in the included storage case.
A pill organizer is a simple yet effective way to keep your health on-track in 2022.
Don’t have prescription medications to keep track of? You can still benefit from a pill organizer if you follow a vitamin regimen.
Dialing in on health with a vitamin organizer
If you regularly take vitamin supplements, you’re not alone. Nearly 50% of U.S. adults take a multivitamin, specific vitamin supplement, or mineral supplement on a regular basis. There are 13 vitamins the human body needs to function at optimal levels, and while most of these can and should be obtained through diet (and sunlight, in the case of vitamin D), many Americans turn to supplements to help reach the right amounts.
With the various options for vitamin supplements, a pill organizer can be particularly helpful in keeping your own routine organized. While any pill organizer can do the trick, some are better able to handle the larger size of most vitamins. The Ezy Dose® Push Button Weekly Pill Organizer (2XL), for instance, can hold up to 60 aspirin-sized tablets in each compartment. This pill organizer also features contoured scoop bottoms for easy removal with fingertips and large push-buttons for easy access to pills.
If maintaining a consistent vitamin schedule isn’t a concern for you, but storage space is, the Ezy Dose® Vitamin Organizer can help. The six oversized compartments allow you to conveniently store all of your vitamins in one container. Each compartment includes a custom label to keep track of which is which. To use, simply turn the cover to the correct vitamin and pour to dispense. You can optimize your vitamin intake and declutter your medicine cabinet in one simple solution!
With all the uncertainty of the last two years, 2022 is the perfect time to take control over your space and your health. This is your year, and we’re with you every step of the way.
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