7 Tips for Moms on Living Healthy + a $60 Healthy Kit including Colgate products giveaway!

*This is a sponsored post and giveaway. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*

This Mother’s Day kicks off the 16th Annual National Women’s Health Week. I think that’s a great thing. Living healthy can be challenging for anyone, but it’s even more challenging for moms because we always put the needs of our family ahead of our own. It’s noble, but it can backfire on us.unnamed 9 7 Tips for Moms on Living Healthy + a $60 Healthy Kit including Colgate products giveaway!

Living Healthy is Easier Than You Think

It’s great to make sure the hubby and kids are tended to, but if we don’t make a point of living healthy, we might find ourselves in the role of being cared for rather than caring for others. Nobody wants to be in that boat! That’s why it’s so important to really strive to live a healthy lifestyle. Living healthy means a longer life and more time with our husbands, kids, and grandkids.

1: Regular Checkups

One of the biggest keys to living healthy is getting routine checkups. And, yes, that includes mammograms for the girls and a trip to your OBGYN. I know it’s time consuming and a pain in the butt, but it’s got to be done. I’m guilty of not taking the time to get to the doctor for regular checkups myself, but I’m working on it. Regular checkups can ensure your continued good health by finding problems in their early stages when they’re easy to treat, rather than after they’ve had time to become severe.

2. Take Time for Yourself

It’s so important to your mental health. It can be tempting to go, go, go until you drop, but that’s definitely not a help when it comes to living healthy. As moms and wives, we need  a chance to recharge our mental batteries. A little down time can help rejuvenate us for the challenges of the day to come. So always make a little quiet time for yourself to just be.

3: Relax

Relaxation is another important factor in living healthy. Stress is a killer. Literally. Studies have shown that continued stress can reduce your lifespan by years! If you want to be around to see those grandchildren and great grandchildren, RELAX! Read a book, take a bubble bath, go watch a movie. Do whatever makes you feel calm and relaxed and stress-free. It’s important to your health and longevity.

4: Exercise

Ah, the dreaded E word. Exercise. I know what you’re thinking. Who wants to exercise before or after a long day of work, kids, dinner, and whatever else happens to be on your plate? It’s an important part of living healthy, though. Exercise strengthens your body and mind, improves your mental attitude and acuity, and can help stave off diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

5: Pamper Yourself

How does that fit into healthy living? It fits in because healthy living is both a mind and body thing. If you give yourself just a little pampering, it can improve your mood and your outlook. Some studies have shown that positive people tend to live longer than sour pusses, so do whatever you can to improve that mood.

6: Eat a Healthy Diet

This is actually a lot easier than you might think. All you really need to do to start down a road to eating better and living healthy is change a few minor things to start. Switch out brown rice for white rice, multi-grain bread for white bread, whole grain pasta for regular pasta, and if you drink pop, ditch it. Those changes alone can help you dramatically. It only take s a few minor changes to start living healthy today.

7: Take Care of Your Mouth

unnamed 81 7 Tips for Moms on Living Healthy + a $60 Healthy Kit including Colgate products giveaway!As a dentist, this one is near and dear to my heart. The state of your mouth can drastically affect your overall health. Did you know that an infected mouth can release germs into the bloodstream which can affect your heart, liver, and kidneys? It’s a proven fact. It’s also a proven fact that people with a bad smile tend to have lower self-esteem, which works on their mental state.

To keep my mouth in order, I use the Colgate Total regimen. Colgate has been THE name in oral care for as long as I can remember, and there’s a reason for that. They have wonderful oral care products. I use Colgate Total Advanced Whitening toothpaste, Colgate Total Advanced Pro-Shield mouthwash, my Total Advanced Power Toothbrush, and i floss to keep my gums healthy and my chompers chomping.unnamed 10 7 Tips for Moms on Living Healthy + a $60 Healthy Kit including Colgate products giveaway!

Always make healthy living a high priority in your life so you can be around for all the great moments we as moms look forward to, and don’t forget your mouth!

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Comments

  1. Jenna Wood says

    Not sure if my comment went through, it crashed during submission :( I learned that diabetes puts you at bigger risk for gum disease.

  2. LaTanya says

    Bleeding gums when you brush or floss. This bleeding is not normal. Even if your gums don’t hurt, get them checked.

  3. heather s says

    Plaque is the main cause of cavities and gingivitis and can harden into tartar if not removed daily.

  4. says

    Thanks for the great reminders….you are so right. As moms, we tend to take care of everyone else first. But like the flight attendants say (with the oxygen mask) – take care of yourself first, then the child. :-)

  5. Seyma Shabbir says

    I am diabetic so I found the The Diabetes & Oral Health Link to be very useful. Sugar levels have a direct influence on teeth and healing.

  6. says

    It is so true that mom is the one who forgets to stop and take care of herself. It’s important to slow down and get those check ups and do a little pampering.

  7. Pam says

    I think we often forget to pamper ourselves! We deserve it and we should try to pamper ourselves often to deal with stress.

  8. says

    The Colgate Total line is unusual in that one of the ingredients is Triclosan, which kills bacteria that can cause gum disease. Colgate is my family’s favorite toothpaste. I like the tartar control – I am convinced tartar control keeps my teeth clean and tartar-free between dental cleanings

  9. janetfaye says

    I learned that Colgate Total has 12-hour protection against germs even after drinking and eating.

  10. Susan Christy says

    Colgate Total® is specially formulated to help prevent gingivitis, an early form of gum disease

  11. D Schmidt says

    Visited and learned Colgate Total® is specially formulated to help prevent gingivitis, an early form of gum disease

  12. Alona Y says

    I learned that Colgate Total removes surface stains on your teeth and help keep new ones from forming.

  13. Alona Y says

    I entered 3 or more giveaways: $60 UMI SHOES, Rock N Learn DVDs, KURA and Cuisinart Blender. Hit enter on accident and can’t edit!

  14. Michelle S. says

    I learned that I would like to try the Colgate Total Mouthwash for Gum Health. I like that there is no burn of alcohol and I like that it provides 12 hour protection so it seems very long lasting!

  15. Sharon Kaminski says

    I learned that diabetes makes the body more susceptible to bacterial infection, so people with diabetes have a decreased ability to fight germs that invade the gums.

  16. Petra Huffmire says

    I learned that Plus, Colgate Total® toothpaste fights germs for 12 hours**, in 24 hours starts to fortify enamel and in 4 weeks helps improve gum health.

  17. KJ Skib says

    I learned that Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease, which left untreated, may develop into periodontitis.

  18. john says

    I learned that people with diabetes are more susceptible to infections, and that can lead to gum infections.

  19. Tanya White says

    I learned that One of the keys to a healthy mouth is to establish an oral health care routine twice a day.

  20. Jackie says

    I learned that Colgate Total Mouthwash for Gum Health helps to fight plaque between teeth and along the gum line and kills 99% of germs on contact.
    Thank you!

  21. FRANK says

    Colgate Total toothpaste has an advanced gentle care formula to strengthen and care for tooth enamel.

  22. elizabeth marie says

    I learned that there is a mouthwash that and help with gum care as well as fresh breath

  23. Angela W says

    Colgate Total toothpaste fights germs for 12 hours, in 24 hours starts to fortify enamel and in 4 weeks helps improve gum health.

  24. Denise S says

    Gingivitis, or bleeding gums, is the first stage of gum disease, which left untreated, may develop into periodontitis.

  25. Natalie Brown says

    I learned that when their toothpaste, mouth wash, and 4xdeeper reach toothbrush are used, in 24 hours they start to fortify enamel and in 4 week helps to improve gum health. Nice!

  26. Heather K says

    I learned that when you use Colgate Total toothpaste, toothbrush and mouthwash together, you can help improve your mouth health in 2 weeks.

  27. EMMA L HORTON says

    TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF…NOBODY LIKES YOU LIKE YOU LIKE YOURSELF (MOST PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE THIS)

  28. Jennifer R says

    I learned that as women and moms we need to take the time to take care of ourselves. Also, that Colgate is a complete oral health company providing multiple types of products to help us care for our mouth.

  29. michelle r says

    Bleeding gums when you brush or floss. This bleeding is not normal. Even if your gums don’t hurt, get them checked.

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