This post was sponsored by Crest and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
I love the holidays! Even though it's busy, I love shopping for gifts, attending Christmas parties with friends and family, making and eating holiday treats, and decorating my home for Christmas. There's nothing better than relaxing at the end of a long day with the Christmas tree lights sparkling around the living room.
But, let's face it…it's difficult to take the time to think about your health during the holidays with all the activities and things on our to do list. However, if you neglect your health, it leaves you vulnerable to getting sick (which doesn't exactly help you get things done during the holidays), and it can also have long term effects on your body.
So, even though we want to do all the things and eat all the treats, check out these tips on how to have a healthy, but fun, holiday season this year:
- Use Disinfecting Wipes at the Store: Before you touch the shopping cart at the store, check to see if there are disinfecting wipes that you can use to wipe down the handle. You never know whether the person using the cart before you was sick.
- Wash Your Hands Often: During the cold and flu season, be sure to wash your hands often with soap and water to get rid of any germs on your hands.
- Avoid Touching your Eyes, Nose, and Mouth: Germs enter your body through openings like your eyes, nose, and mouth. Try to avoid touching them with your hands and spreading germs.
- Make Time to Exercise: Although you think you don't have time for your daily workout, even just 20 minutes of exercise a day will help your body. Plus, I always find that exercising helps relieve any stress that I have!
- Keep Healthy Snacks on Hand: When you're shopping for Christmas gifts, keep healthy snacks on hand in your purse so you're not tempted by Cinnabon in the mall.
- Eat a Healthy Snack before Attending a Party: You'll have an easier time resisting eating all the snacks at the Christmas party if you've eaten a healthy snack or light meal before attending.
- Choose Your Indulgences: It's the holiday season…you have to eat some treats! So, choose your favorites and say yes to those and no to the others that you don't love.
- Drink Lots of Water: Not only is it important to stay hydrated, but you also may feel more full when you drink water, which could cut down on some of those holiday treats.
- Get Enough Sleep: You also run the risk of getting sick when you don't get enough sleep each night. Aim for 7 1/2 to 8 hours of sleep each night if you can.
- Know When to Say No: Rather than running yourself ragged by trying to do everything, choose to say yes to those things that are important to you and no to those that aren't. You really don't have to do everything! Doing too much will leave you vulnerable to getting sick.
- Brush and Floss Your Teeth: Don't forget about your teeth! After eating sugary holiday treats, be sure to brush and floss with Crest toothpaste to keep your mouth healthy and clean.
It's easier than ever to stock up on Crest toothpaste at your local Kroger store, because there will be a coupon in this Sunday's P&G coupon insert in your local newspaper for $2 off Crest Pro-Health toothpaste that you can combine with a Mega Event at Kroger (through 11/27) or a second Mega Event at Kroger starting on 11/28.
Did you know that Crest Pro-Health toothpaste is the only toothpaste accepted by the American Dental Association to treat all seven attributes such as: Plaque, Gingivitis, Cavities, Sensitivity, Tartar, Whitening, and Freshening Breath? That makes it a great choice for your daily oral care routine.
Here's how the Deal works:
Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste (4.6 oz.), $2.99 (sale price)
Buy 4 Save $4 Mega Event (saves $1 per participating item)
Use $2 off Crest Toothpaste coupon in the 11/25 P&G coupon insert in your local newspaper
Total after coupon and Mega Event: FREE
What about you? How do you stay healthy for the holidays?