Keeping Healthy at Home with iHeartMD.


Keeping Healthy at Home with iHeartMD.

Travel can take its toll on your body, especially if you travel as often as I do. As my doctor likes to remind me, travel compromises the immune system, and on top of traveling often, I am also a teacher, so you can imagine the germs that fill my daily life.

But, it’s more than just the germs I am exposed to while I am on the road. While I do believe I live a more healthy life-style when abroad, always walking wherever I go, I also tend to indulge a bit more when it comes to food and drink. At home, I don’t drink alcohol everyday, but when I’m traveling, drinking often plays a large role in the experience. I also tend to eat a lot more while I travel because I want to try as many of the local dishes as possible. Although, I don’t usually gain weight while traveling, I do try to reset and balance out my life again when I return home.

Indulging in Santiago

This isn’t always easy because I find staying healthy can take a lot of work, and it isn’t always fun. That was until I learned about iHeartMD, which makes keeping healthy easy, even for someone like me who can find it difficult. Delivered right to my door once a month, it’s a reminder to live heart healthy each day, and a fun way to learn about products I had no idea existed.

Each month, subscribers get a box full of five to eight cardiologist-approved goodies to help them keep their heart healthy. The idea is to adopt a Mediterranean lifestyle, an idea I can absolutely get behind and support.


With pretty packaging and a quote about staying healthy, I was sold before I even opened the box. But, when I did, it got even better. Inside was a goldmine of healthy products.

The Founder’s Box included Mary’s Gone Crackers, Musco Family Olive Co. black pitted olives, Ghirardelli Intense dark chocolate squares, Matt’s Munchies Premium Fruit Snack, TeeChia Super Seeds Cereal, a $50 iTrain gift card, and a $50 Naked Wines gift card.

Inside, was also a brochure explaining the key ingredients of each product, the health benefits, iHeartMD notes, and where to find more information. On the back, it stressed the importance of exercising in order to maintain heart health, hence the addition of the iTrain gift card.

iHeartMD Founder's Box

It was the perfect kick-off to getting motivated to live a healthy life at home. What I love most is that each month this little reminder comes right to your mailbox to remind you to live healthy and take care of yourself. In my mind, that’s worth all the money in the world, especially when heart disease affects so many people.

It’s also done in a way that makes it fun, not stuffy, and you don’t feel that knowledge is being pushed down your throat. The additions also feel like they would fall perfectly in line with anyone’s lifestyle, the inclusion of wine and chocolate made me fall immediately in love with the product. It also made me realize that this is a healthy switch I can make, and if I can make it, anyone can.

You can chose different subscription lengths, which is also convenient for travelers. I’ll be away all summer, so I like the fact that I can order a three-month subscription, and then I can order one for six-months or a year once I am home again. iHeartMD makes it easy for anyone to take the time to care about their health, no matter how hectic their lives may be. I think that’s what I like the most about the product, and what all of you would like too.

To find out more information visit their website and order a one month subscription. I know that you’ll like it just as much as I do. Plus, for each box sold, iHeartMD will donate $1 to organizations working with obesity in the US.

A special thanks to iHeartMD for sending over their Founder’s Box for me to test out. As always all opinions are my own.

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Comments (8)

  1. Francesca (@WorkMomTravels)

    What an interesting concept! I like that you can determine your own level of participation, that it’s not pushed down your throat, as you say.

    Stay healthy, Erin! The world needs you in it 🙂

  2. the lazy travelers

    interesting!! we are definitely guilty of not treating our bodies super healthily when traveling, and it usually catches up to us quickly when we get back home… will keep this in mind!

  3. Traveling Ted

    I definitely could use a reminder. Although I stay fit, I don’t eat so well when I work out a lot, so I could definitely use some chocolate and wine reminders.

  4. Mary Anne

    I love this idea… especially now that I am back on my health kick. I am going to try it!

  5. Pola (Jetting Around)

    Interesting! This wasn’t on my radar, so thanks for the introduction.

  6. Veronica

    This is such a brilliant idea! I will definitely be checking it out 🙂

    1. The World Wanderer

      It’s a really cool product. I’d definitely recommend it. 🙂

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