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Four Things that May Help You Maintain Digestive Balance

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Posted: Sunday, February 9, 2014 10:00 pm | Updated: 1:33 am, Mon Feb 10, 2014.

(StatePoint) Around this time each year, New Year’s resolutions get lost amidst busy schedules and unexpected obligations. Even if your resolutions are a thing of the past, it’s possible to get back on track by identifying easy to follow changes that don’t require huge alterations in lifestyle.   

Sherri Shepherd knows a thing or two about busy schedules and how they can complicate healthy intentions. Shepherd, actress, comedienne, Emmy award winning co-host of "The View” and Align spokeswoman, is constantly on-the-go and has developed a few health resolutions that fit into her already packed life.   

Hydrate

Hydration is key to overall health and wellness and is a simple substitute for any unhealthy beverages already being consumed. Water can help your body fight constipation and is great for your skin. Next time you have a soda craving, try water with lemon added for a healthy, flavorful hydrator. 

Stay Healthy On-The-Go

Staying healthy when you are constantly away from home or running around town can prove to be challenging and stressful. After a long day, unhealthy options can seem more appealing and derail our healthy intentions. Preparation is the key to avoiding diet pitfalls. Carry a healthy snack with you or pencil in a stop at a healthy restaurant before you leave the house for the day.

Fortify Your System

Probiotics, the healthy bacteria found naturally in our bodies, are essential for many vital body functions and can help to build a healthy digestive system as well as maintain natural balance. But these bacteria are fragile and common issues such as changes in diet and schedule, stress, and travel can disrupt them.

 “Juggling my busy schedule and the stress that sometimes comes with it can throw my body out-of-sync. Taking a probiotic supplement regularly is an easy way to maintain my digestive balance and keep me in my groove,” says Shepherd.

To learn more about how to naturally help build and support digestive health with probiotics, visit www.AlignGI.com.

Get Active

With life constantly throwing us curve balls and unexpected turns, it’s important to recognize the need for balance in life.  Take time to relax and adopt healthy hobbies like meditation and exercise. Get gutsy and try something you’ve wanted to do, but never had the confidence to try -- then bask in the sense of accomplishment you feel.

These steps, combined with small lifestyle changes, like staying hydrated and adding a probiotic supplement to your diet, can help contribute to overall health and well-being and keep your healthy goals attainable.

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