When it comes to getting the most out of life, good health is foundational. We know what to do: Eat nutritious foods, get 30-plus minutes of heart-pumping exercise most days, sleep well and be attentive to mental health. These seem like simple steps, yet vitality alludes millions of Americans due to a lifestyle that can derail personal wellbeing.

We’re overworked and under-exercised, juggle digital devices 24/7, and multitask during meals at the cost of quality time connecting with others. Our long hours sitting at the office and frequent commutes in congested traffic leave little time for self-care.


It’s no wonder Anthony L. Komaroff MD, physician and professor at Harvard Medical School claims a persistent fatigue is plaguing the workplace. In his article, Beyond Tired ,” published in the Harvard Business Review, Komaroff, known as “Dr. K”, says we’re literally dozing off at work due to too many hours on the job, daily stress, and deficiencies in vitamins and minerals.

While fatigue runs high and energy low, the good news is that exhaustion caused by stress, inactivity, and diet choices is easy to fix with a few small and steady steps.


If you count yourself among the nutritionally-educated and keep enough chai seeds, organic spinach, pineapple and coconut on hand to whip up a green drink on a whim, you might be tempted to skip ahead. But wait. Would it surprise you to know that only 3% of the population in this country eat a balanced diet, get adequate exercise, meet Body Mass Index (BMI) standards, and don’t smoke? A full 97% of the 4,745 participants of a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study failed to meet all four criteria of what the American Heart Association deems a healthy lifestyle.

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A groundswell of information on nutrition has emerged in recent years. We have access to books like It Starts with Food by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig and documentaries like Forks Over Knives. Wellness blogs abound. Companies like Swisse Wellness, Australia’s top vitamin supplement brand, and countless others help make it easier than ever to be aware of nutrition rights from wrongs.

By now, the occasional gooey dessert or tower of onion rings at happy hour should be the exception to fueling up our bodies with the right foods. Yet the problem of poor nutrition is widespread. Half a world away, in Australia—one of the world’s healthiest nations— Swisse Wellness funded a Nielsen survey of the nation’s wellness in 2018 with some similar results to the CDC study.

Oliver Horn, Managing Director of Swisse Wellness, explained their reason for the survey as part of their commitment to “building the evidence-base and actively improving the health and wellbeing of all Australians through the three pillars of whole-person wellness; Movement, Nutrition and Mind Health.”


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The Nielsen and Swisse Wellness Survey found that 94% of Australians do not meet the daily recommended vegetable intake. Fortunately, you can make up for lost nutrients caused by diet deficiencies by “filling the gap” with a multivitamin, according to Dr. K. He says a daily multivitamin can replace low iron, vitamin B12, vitamin D and other essentials. It’s an easy way to correct the fatigue caused by poor diet.

Just how much work is needed in the country? Like Americans, our friends in Australia are impacted by lifestyle choices at contrast with enjoying optimal health. The gap is closing in their country, thanks to companies like Swisse. Their entry into the U.S. vitamin supplement market in 2017 is already making a difference stateside.

Swisse Wellness is on a mission to help people across the globe lead happy and healthy lives. In 2018, the company sponsored several Wanderlust 108 events where participants from Brooklyn, New York to Austin, Texas learned about the benefits of nutrition, movement, and mindfulness. Wanderlust continues in cities throughout the U.S. in 2019 where thousands of wellness-seekers can discover Swisse Ultivites, the Women’s and Men’s Multivitamins gaining popularity with health-conscious enthusiasts.

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A once daily multivitamin can do more than fill the nutrition gap. A quality multivitamin will include more, like phytochemicals that help fight inflammation and antioxidants that protect the body from free radicals. Look for a multivitamin formula that is specific and unique to the needs of men and women.

Swisse Women’s and Men’s Ultivites are made of 50 Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs and Antioxidants combined to support optimal health by providing a broad range of benefits, including the support of energy production, stamina, vitality, and mood.

Backed by scientific and traditional evidence, with 13 clinical studies, Ultivites contain the highest quality, most efficacious, and sustainably sourced ingredients.

In a sponsored post written for iHerb, an online vitamin retailer, Stephanie Gerber, founder and editor of the popular DIY beauty and wellness website, Hello Glow, gave a, well, glowing review of Swisse Women’s Ultivite. After just a few weeks of using the premium quality supplements, Gerber saw a noticeable difference in her hair and nails, claiming they were “growing like weeds…And because these vitamins provide such a good energy boost, I use them as a pre-supplement to give me energy during my morning workouts.”

While there are several ways to combat fatigue, by starting with a focus on nutrition you can replace daily naps at your desk with afternoon walks in the park. Take it one step at a time and seek out resources that will inspire you along the way.

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