I am partnering with Crest® to share my favorite healthy lifestyle habits. These daily healthy swaps and easy lifestyle changes are super small, yet they make a world of a difference to improve your life!
I don’t know about you all, but maintaining a healthy lifestyle for myself and my family is super important to me. Each day, I practice and teach habits that will keep us healthy and improve my life and my kids’ lives as well. So many people want to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle, and it really is easy to do! The truth is, you can identify small changes to improve your life each day, and over time, you’ll see a difference.
It can be hard to get started, but once you do, the easiest way to stick to a new healthy habit is to swap it out with something you’re already doing. You can make healthy swaps, such as changing your daily soda purchase for water, or switching from your regular toothpaste to new Crest® Gum Detoxify™ toothpaste. These easy lifestyle changes are small, but healthy swaps that you can use everyday to improve your life, little by little!
5 Healthy Swaps and Easy Lifestyle Changes To Improve Your Life
1. Swap out those sugary drinks and salty snacks
I know, I know, it can be so easy to grab a bag of chips and a cookie in the break room at work and call it a snack. NO! Grocery shop and buy the right kinds of snacks and drinks to bring to work. Here are a few easy lifestyle changes when it comes to food: try drinking your coffee black, put down the soda and have a glass of water, grab a handful of almonds instead of the salty chips, and even try snacking on grapes, strawberries, or other fruits to curb your sweet craving.
2. Drink a glass of water every morning
Get going in the morning with a cool glass of water! We all need a little more water in our lives, so drinking a glass of water when you wake up is a good way to start. It is wakes up your metabolism, serves as morning fuel, flushes out toxins, and hydrates the body.
3. Take time for self care
Stress is something that brings us down, so it is important to manage it when you can. Self care is a great way to reduce stressors in your environment, it puts your mind in a place you enjoy and helps you relax and calm down. Try reading a chapter out of your favorite book, taking a bubble bath, or even get more self care ideas for women here.
4. Instead of driving, walk when you can
If you’re headed down the street to the store and you’re not going far from home, walk! Many of us live in areas where we can get to a store, the library, the post office, or playground in 2 minutes drive time, so why not get there on foot? This is a great healthy lifestyle change that gets your heart pumping, promotes increased blood flow throughout the body, and can even help with weight loss.
5. Step up your oral care routine with this easy toothpaste swap
When it comes to easy lifestyle changes, oral care is at the top of my list. A lot of people know the importance of oral hygiene, but tend to neglect the gums! Bacteria can get stick all in hard to reach places that toothbrushes and floss can’t reach, so the super easy healthy swap here is Crest® Gum Detoxify™ toothpaste. Oral health and hygiene are so important for your overall health, and keeping gums healthy is just as important to keep up as a part of your daily routine, just as you do with your teeth. This toothpaste does a great job penetrating those hard to reach places under the gums every day!
I have been using Crest® Gum Detoxify™ toothpaste at home, a new solution to keeping gums healthy! It has Activated Foam technology that cools the gums during and after brushing, and is able to get under the gums where toothbrushes can’t reach. Gum Detoxify™ has been clinically proven to lead to healthier gums! By simply changing your toothpaste, it becomes easier to stick to a new routine when you pair it with an existing habit. Not only will your teeth be clean, but the Activated Foam in Crest® Gum Detoxify™ toothpaste will penetrate those hard to reach places where bacteria hides and go the extra step for you! This weekend you can find a $2.00 off coupon in the Sunday (2/11) BrandSaver, keep an eye out for it!
No matter what healthy lifestyle changes you choose to make, you will find comfort in knowing that you have done something small to maintain a healthy lifestyle each day – a little can go a long way! Remember, your small lifestyle changes today can make a BIG impact throughout the rest of your life. When it comes to your oral health and hygiene, Crest wants us all to know, “if you’re not taking care of your gums, you’re not taking care of you!” Visit Crest.com for more information about Crest® Gum Detoxify™ toothpaste, there are 4 different varieties that are now available in drugstores, mass retailers and online nationwide! Also, follow along with Crest on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for updates!
This post is sponsored by Crest/P&G, opinions are those of Honey + Lime.