Lately, there has been a lot of talk about self-care. As our lives get busier, prioritizing self-care becomes increasingly important. Many of us think of self-care as practicing yoga, a day at the spa or even spending quality time with friends. While these are all great ways to relax, there is much more to it!

The concept of self-care is about empowering individuals, families and communities to practice healthy habits, prevent disease and cope with illness or disability to achieve optimum health. Taking better care of ourselves by utilizing the products available to us not only helps Canadians lead healthier lives, it also alleviates strain on our healthcare system! Making a commitment to practice self-care has so many benefits.

That’s why Bayer, a global health products leader, is working to educate consumers on how Better Self-care for a Better Life can make a difference in quality of life, while improving healthcare sustainability.

Here are a few ways I practice self-care:

  1. Water the garden every morning, taking time to watch for bees!
  2. Read a book each night with my boys.
  3. Get the heart rate up a few times per week.
  4. Make as many meals as possible from scratch each week.
  5. Put on Coppertone whipped sunscreen before I get dressed in the morning.

In support of International Self-Care Day on July 24th, I challenge you to share your self-care practices with me. Here’s a cool monthly calendar that could help you out.

I will also be giving away ten $15 Amazon gift cards so you can purchase your favourite self-care products! To enter, all you have to do is share how you practice self-care, tag @urbanmommies over on twitter or Instagram and use #SelfCareDay for your chance to win! (Ends midnight, July 30. Canada only, excl. Quebec).

In celebration of Self-Care Day, Bayer is also running a Buy 3 for $10 promotion through on most of their brands at beginning on July 23rd. The 3 for $10 deal is here:

So, how do you practice self-care?

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.


Jill Amery

Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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