How to Support Gut Health*
Honestly, these tips could be labeled "How To Start a Healthy Routine". Gut health has been tied to good overall health just like heart health, oral health and mental health.
A healthy lifestyle is an important part of helping you look and feel good. And supporting gut health can be part of that.
Activia® Strawberry Lowfat Probiotic Yogurt is an easy addition to your healthy diet, plus it has billions of live and active probiotics in every cup! I began incorporating Activia into my diet a few months back because I was wanting to make supporting my gut health* a part of my lifestyle.
You can now find the Activia Strawberry Yogurt 4 packs at your local Walgreens (←store locator link) or Duane Reade. So for a quick snack that supports your digestive health*, go grab a pack.
If you have concerns about your overall health or medial issues, please consult with your doctor.
Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle
Probiotics: Look for foods labelled with "probiotics" like Activia Probiotic Yogurt (not all yogurts!) for a health benefit backed by research.*
Chill: Lowering stress is good for every aspect of life, including your body. Be sure to take some moments to yourself to recenter and calm any anxious energy.
Stretch It Out: Relaxed stretching or yoga can be great for your belly and it also helps you to be in tune with your body.
Hydration: This should just be a life rule. Hydration is one of the most important things for your body. If you find it difficult to drink enough water throughout the day, add some flavor. Infused water isn't just for fancy country clubs. Add a slice of lemon and a sprig of mint like in the photo below. This will make it easier to get the amount of water you need daily.
Healthy Diet: Fermented foods, probiotic foods, high fiber meals, garlic and lots of veggies. These all can be added as part of an overall healthy diet.
Quit Bad Habits: Reduce Caffeine and Alcohol Use . . . and don't smoke.
What is the Takeaway?
Well, as studies, medical professionals and our mothers have been saying for years . . . a healthy lifestyle is a big part of helping you truly feel your best.
I know, I know. You love your frappuccinos, glasses of wine and slices of cheesecake. I'm not saying it is necessary to give up your favorites. I would NEVER! But we can be more mindful of our bodies and what we are putting into them. Right?
I am far from perfect, a constant work in progress. So if I can transform my lifestyle by adding small healthy habits over time, like choosing Activia Probiotic Yogurt for a snack, and so can you.
*Activia® may help reduce the frequency of minor digestive discomfort. Consume twice a day for two weeks as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Minor digestive discomfort includes bloating, gas, abdominal discomfort & rumbling.