Month: January 2018

A Quick Guide to a Healthier You!

New Year, New Attitude, New You!

Life Priority Physical Improvement 101

Success is measured in inches, not pounds. This plan is not just a weight loss plan; it’s a “wellness” plan. The plan I’m laying out will get rid of fat, and tone muscle to give you that healthy look.  This method of physical fitness takes the “old fashioned method” (burning more calories than you take in) and nutritional knowledge, to give you the results of a healthy body. If you are ready to take control of you physical life, then let’s get started!

  1. Attitude
    your attitude is going to determine how successful you are in this or any other plan for healthy living.  I believe attitude is the downfall of most people and their quest for the better body. The question is how to start this change- Set your desired goal and your mission statement and put it on a 3X5 index card.  Read your mission statement daily morning/before bed. I like to encourage using a health journal and write out the experiences from the day. Changes don’t occur overnight but keeping a focus on your goals will help motivate and encourage you.

 2. Diet The facts are that you need to burn more calories that you take in. No matter what kind of chemical breakdown, low carb, no carb, high protein, sugar buster or whatever diet is in this month, the fact is still the same; if you want a diet you can stay on for a life time of good health, it has to be one that corresponds to what your body needs and is using! When you cut out an entire food group or use some strange combination of food to lose weight, you are on the wrong track.  Please try these simple guidelines and you will find yourself looking and feeling better in no time.

  1. Drink lots of clean water with your meals  (drink 2 – 3 glasses between meals).
  2. Make good food choices and add lots of colorful fruits and vegetables.
  3. Never eat anything fried if you can help it.
  4. Eat sweets in very low moderation. Sugar is added more      now than ever before in almost everything we eat.
  5. Try to eat local, organic vegetables when possible.
  6. It’s OK to snack, but you should include fruit and low      fat snacks.
  7. Avoid sodas and popular drinks that have high sugar      levels.
  8. Include vitamin supplements in your diet. One-per-meal      Lifeguard is a good supplement to intake the necessary amounts of      nutrients. I would also recommend taking Omega 3 Priority , an essential fatty      acid supplement for good heart and cognitive health, and may help lower      cholesterol levels.
  9. Don’t overeat! Eat until your satisfied that you’re not      hungry, then stop.

Now that you have your diet under control and are making healthy lifestyle choices regarding the fuel you give your body, let’s look at the other side of the equation. The only way to do this is through exercise.

Exercise
One of the best ways to lead a healthy lifestyle is to exercise. I have found that walking, yoga or Tai Chi  have worked well for me. Exercise gets your blood flowing to all the muscles and organs and walking is a good way to warm up. A quick 10-15 minute walk a day will do wonders for stress, mood and overall health. Strength training is also valuable, but I recommend having professional assistance.

Keep a Journal Daily
I would recommend keeping a record or journal of your progress. You can keep track of the weight and inches you are losing through your new physical “lifestyle” development.. This will provide motivation to keep up the positive change. Remember the ability to change your life is just a decision away! Success is measured in inches!

Life Priority, established in 1994, offers supplements that are scientifically-formulated, results-oriented, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are manufactured at USDA and FDA inspected facilities.
*The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.
*Any testimonials on this web site are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results.

“Free Radical Theory on Aging”scientist Denham Harman

Scientist and researcher Denham Harmon is best known for his “Free Radical Theory on Aging” Dr. Harman developed the free-radical theory of aging in 1954. The theory holds that one of the byproducts of oxygen use is adverse chemical reactions in cells, which results in aging and, ultimately, death. Initially the theory was scoffed at, but by the 1980s, free radicals had increasingly become part of research into cancer, cardiovascular disease and strokes. Free radicals have since been linked to Alzheimer’s disease.

Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw–Life Extension Book Dedication: This book is dedicated to Dr. Denham Harmon, originator of the free radical theory
on aging, whose papers first interested in this field.

“We heard about Dr. Denham Harmon’s free radical series of aging.  Free radicals are damaging molecules with an up-paired electron.  You’ve probable heard of antioxidants like vitamins C and E and beta carotene.  Well one of the main functions of these antioxidant nutrients is to protect you from free radicals.  Free radicals play a significant role in cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancer, quite likely aging itself.” Sandy Shaw

Obituary Published in the Washington Post Nov.29 2014:

Denham Harman, was a scientific researcher who developed a prominent theory on aging that is still  used to study cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and other illnesses, died Nov. 25 2014, at a hospital in Omaha. He was 98.

The death was announced by Tom O’Connor, a spokesman for the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where Dr. Harman worked as a researcher since 1958. The cause was not disclosed.

 

Harvard Medical School professor David Sinclair said that Dr. Harman’s research inspired thousands of young scientists, including himself, to work on aging research.Dr. Denham Harman, shown here in 2006, has died at 98. (Nati Harnik/Associated Press)

“Dr. Harman is one of the most influential scientists of the past 50 years, bringing world-class science to what was once a backwater of biology,” Sinclair said in an interview, adding that Dr. Harman’s theory “is a cornerstone of the aging field.”

Dr. Harman thought that with a healthy diet, regular exercise and certain vitamins, particularly vitamins C and E, aging could be slowed by reducing the production of free radicals. He also recommended limiting alcohol consumption and not smoking.

Richard Hodes, the director of the National Institute on Aging, called Dr. Harman a pioneer of aging research.

“The free-radical hypothesis has been a central element of the field ever since Dr. Harman’s landmark paper,” Hodes said. “Beyond his own work and continued exploration of the free-radical hypothesis, Dr. Harman’s contribution to science has helped lay the foundation for important, related areas of inquiry such as the mitochondrial and DNA-damage hypotheses.”

Sourced from www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/denham-harman-who-developed-the-free-radical-theory-of-aging-dies-at-98/2014/11/29/4b92963e-7583-11e4-9d9b-86d397daad27_story.html

Short-term memory, and critical thinking problems?

Today’s fast-paced world demands people be mentally capable of multitasking and their woman-multitaskingbrains functioning at a high level, but this isn’t always the case. Exhaustion, fatigue, stress, and forgetting everyday chores are common, and there may be a good explanation for all this. Some doctors have noted for cases of vitamin B12 deficiencies in people which can cause the symptoms above.

Vitamin B12 is responsible for energy production because it turns carbohydrates and other fats into energy your body can use throughout the day. In addition, vitamin B12 helps with the repair of cells and their growth. Therefore, B12 can help your immune system function properly, while also helping regulate mood and sleep patterns. Even though all these are important for our bodies to function properly, some recent research suggests B12’s major contribution is protecting our brain from wearing down at faster rates.

As we get older, it is natural for our cognitive abilities to decline and challenge our routines. Studies have shown elderly people with low levels of B12 are more susceptible to concentration, short-term memory, and critical thinking problems. This may scare some of you, but we can do something to help combat the natural aging process. We can start taking control of our health and begin by eating healthier foods and beverages. Food and drink alone cannot provide the correct amount of nutrients and vitamins we need to stay healthy and function at maximum capacity, so it becomes necessary to invest in supplements to fill in the missing gaps in our diets.

Our brains drive the car that is our body, so we must take care of it and provide as much support as possible for the brain to work properly. If you can increase the amount of B12 in your system, you can start seeing noticeable, positive changes in your mental faculties. Your memory, thinking, and energy can all improve. Also, your sleep patterns can improve (resulting in a more restful night’s sleep), you can have fewer mood swings, and your immune system can be stronger than ever. Who would have thought ingesting more B12 MIND Brain Health Supplementcould potentially help with so many important aspects of our lives.

To see if our high quality supplements with vitamin B12 product is right for you, check out Mind, Lift, and Lift Caps on our website, lifepriority.com, and start making your health a bigger life priority today.

Life Priority, established in 1994, offers supplements that are scientifically-formulated, results-oriented, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are manufactured at USDA and FDA inspected facilities.
*The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.
*Any testimonials on this web site are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results.

4 Life Priority Tips to better Health

1.Drinking Water-

2.Diet /eat fresh

3.Supplements-

4.Exercise-Mentally & Physically

Sourced:University of Birmingham. “Glass of water before each meal could help in weight reduction.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 26 August 2015. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150826101645.htm>.

When is the Best Time to Exercise?

Fit Women on Exercise BikesWhen is the Best Time to Exercise?

One of the most controversial subjects in the fitness world is what time of day is the best time to exercise. Scientists have been going back and forth on this for years.  It is still inconclusive.  That was also a very common question from my clients as a personal trainer. The answer I would give them was that it doesn’t matter.  I would rather see you work out at any time as long as you get it in.  It’s whatever time works for you and whatever time you will stick with.  For me personally, exercise tends to wire me and give me energy, therefore I am not able to work out at night.

For my body, morning exercise works best for me but I am also a morning person. If you are a night owl or work nights, then it may be better for you to work out at night.  I also know people who get a second wind at noon or on their lunch hour.  I personally feel my best and have the most energy to work out between the hours of 9:00am and 1:00pm.  If you only have time to work out at 5:30 in the morning and you think you can stick to this routine, then by all means please get in a routine at 5:30 in the morning!  At the end of the day, what matters is that you did something, even if it is only being able to squeeze in a 15 minute walk at 8:00pm after dinner. If you are trying to lose weight, science is still science and it comes down to calories in and calories out.  The bottom line is that it doesn’t really matter what time of day you exercise as long as you get it in somewhere and you do what you know you can stick to.

A couple of products that I love and use myself to get me motivated to exercise are the Lift and Muscle Memory from Life MuscleMemory_550x550Priority. The Lift can help you get in the mood to exercise if you are feeling a little unmotivated that day.  Also the Muscle Memory helps muscle recovery due to the Amino Acid L-Arginine.  I have found that these two products when used together, give me the best workouts and help my body recover for the next workout!

In the end, exercise should be fun and you should not dread it.  If this means that you need to wait until noon on your lunch hour to feel energetic to take a walk, then so be it.  At least you have done something and you are on your way to a healthier lifestyle!

Nicole May, PT and Fitness Instructor

Life Priority, established in 1994, offers supplements that are scientifically-formulated, results-oriented, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are manufactured at USDA and FDA inspected facilities.
*The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.
*Any testimonials on this web site are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results.

 

Synthetic vs Natural, What’s the Difference?

What is the definition of natural ingredients and what is the definition of synthetic ingredients? There’s always a debate in the health community about the benefits of synthetic ingredients (created in a laboratory) in nutritional supplements. The recent trend and belief is that all-natural everything is the best choice, but is that true?

According to Durk Pearson, there really isn’t a difference between creating synthetic ingredients in a lab and the all-natural ingredient. In our daily diets, we ingest foods with countess chemicals that can be both beneficial and harmful. Since this is the case, all-natural may not be the best if we can eliminate those bad chemicals in our supplements. He uses the example of Na-PCA, “which is the primary natural moisturizer in your skin.” If your diet isn’t such that it allows for your body to produce Na-PCA in an adequate quantity, then your skin may become dry and cracked, but you can find it in other places. Na-PCA is an ingredient in some moisturizers, so it can be produced in a lab and result in the same positive outcome for you. Instead of having to watch what you eat and drink, or wait for your body to naturally produce it, you could supplement your body with a moisturizer which contains Na-PCA and receive the same benefits.

Life Priority owner, Greg Pryor, explains that glucosamine (an amino sugar) is found in the body because we create it from the food we eat and is essential for cartilage and joints. This would be an example of a natural ingredient; however, you can extract that same molecule and use it for supplements. Glucosamine can be processed from crustaceans in a three-step process. Even though it’s extracted using science, our body doesn’t differentiate between the two forms because they both have the same molecular structure. Therefore, an argument can be made there is no real difference between natural and synthetic.

The same can be said for other ingredients as well. Vitamin C is a well-known vitamin that everyone focuses on to a great extent. All-natural Vitamin C can be obtained and ingested through our diets, but to obtain the adequate amount if Vitamin C could require sacrifices you’re not willing to make. So, there are Vitamin C supplements that can help us reach our target amount and stay healthy. Of course, not all supplements and their ingredients are made equal, so you should always exercise caution and prudence when choosing a nutritional supplement. Here at Life Priority, we believe that high quality lab created supplements are extremely beneficial to your and your health, because you can remove any environmental toxins.

Life Priority, established in 1994, offers supplements that are scientifically-formulated, results-oriented, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are manufactured at USDA and FDA inspected facilities.
*The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.
*Any testimonials on this web site are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results.

 

Surprising Ways Omega-3s Will Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

One of the top 5 New Year’s resolutions on everyone’s list is to get healthier! Choosing to eat better and get more exercise will help. An easy way to keep to your resolution would be to add a high quality omega-3 fatty acid supplement to your daily regimen.

An omega-3 fatty acid deficiency is creating an imbalance that undermines the heart health of millions and may be the root cause of your maladies as well.

Why Life Priority Omega3 Priority™?

As the co-owner of Life Priority health and nutrition, I use what I sell. Therefore, I offer my customers the best omega-3 product available, in my personal opinion. I chose to offer Omega-3 Priority, since it is “pharmaceutical grade” (free from lipid peroxides, heavy metals, environmental contaminants and other harmful compounds), highly concentrated (contains more than twice of the EPA and DHA of other brands), and is endorsed by a well-known physician. Another great feature of Omega-3 Priority is that my customers do not complain about a fishy aftertaste after using Omega3 Priority™.

Too Much Omega-6 and Not Enough Omega-3?

While most North Americans eat way too much of the omega-6 oils found in meats and most vegetable oils, they suffer a relative deficiency of the omega-3 oils. This situation is associated with an increased risk for heart disease and about 60 other conditions, including cancer, arthritis, stroke, high blood pressure, skin diseases, and diabetes. Particularly important to good health are the longer chain omega-3 fatty acids, such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) found in fish, especially cold-water fish, such as salmon, mackerel, herring, and halibut. Although the body can convert alpha-linolenic acid, a short chain omega-3 fatty acid from flaxseed oil, it is much more efficient to get them from fish oils. Furthermore, there is evidence that many people have a difficult time converting alpha-linolenic acid to EPA and DHA.

Why Long-Chain Omega-3 Fatty Acids Are Important

Omega 3 PriorityA diet that is deficient in omega-3 fatty acids, particularly EPA and DHA, results in altered cell membranes. Without a healthy membrane, cells lose their ability to hold water, vital nutrients, and electrolytes. They also lose their ability to communicate with other cells and be controlled by regulating hormones. Cell membrane dysfunction is a critical factor in the development of virtually every chronic disease, especially cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease. Not surprisingly, long-chain omega-3 fatty acids have shown tremendous effects against all of these diseases.

Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, are transformed into regulatory hormones, compounds known as prostaglandins. These compounds carry out many important tasks in the body. They regulate inflammation, pain, and swelling; they play a role in maintaining blood pressure; and they regulate heart, digestive, and kidney function. Prostaglandins also participate in the response to allergies, help control transmission of signals along the nerves, and help regulate the production of steroids and other hormones. Through their effects on prostaglandins and related compounds, long-chain omega-3 fatty acids can mediate many physiological processes making them useful in virtually every disease state as well.

If you have made a resolution to live healthier in 2018, then let Life Priority help you with our Omega3 Priority™ a pharmaceutical grade of Omega3 to support both Heart and Brain health.

Any questions? Call us at 913-438-5433. We’d be happy to answer any of your questions about Omega-3 fatty acids and how they can help you keep your New Year’s resolutions.

To your health!
Greg Pryor

Life Priority, established in 1994, offers supplements that are scientifically-formulated, results-oriented, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are manufactured at USDA and FDA inspected facilities.
*The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.
*Any testimonials on this web site are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results.

Brush Up On Healthy Habits!

Brush Up On Healthy Habits!

Did you know that your oral health can offer clues about your overall health — or that problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body? Understand the intimate connection between oral health and overall health and what you can do to protect yourself.

What’s the connection between oral health and overall health?[1]

Like many areas of the body, your mouth is teeming with bacteria — most of them harmless. Normally the body’s natural defenses and good oral health care, such as daily brushing and flossing, can keep these bacteria under control. However, without proper oral hygiene, bacteria can reach levels that might lead to oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease.

In addition, certain medications — such as decongestants, antihistamines, painkillers and diuretics — can reduce saliva flow. Saliva washes away food and neutralizes acids produced by bacteria in the mouth, helping to protect you from microbial invasion or overgrowth that might lead to disease.

Studies also suggest that oral bacteria and the inflammation associated with periodontitis — a severe form of gum disease — might play a role in some diseases. In addition, certain diseases, such as diabetes and HIV/AIDS, can lower the body’s resistance to infection, making oral health problems more severe.

What conditions may be linked to oral health?

Your oral health might affect, be affected by, or contribute to various diseases and conditions, including:

 Endocarditis. Endocarditis is an infection of the inner lining of your heart (endocardium). Endocarditis typically occurs when bacteria or other germs from another part of your body, such as your mouth, spread through your bloodstream and attach to damaged areas in your heart.

Cardiovascular disease. Some research suggests that heart disease, clogged arteries and stroke might be linked to the inflammation and infections that oral bacteria can cause.

Pregnancy and birth. Periodontitis has been linked to premature birth and low birth weight.

Diabetes. Diabetes reduces the body’s resistance to infection — putting the gums at risk. Gum disease appears to be more frequent and severe among people who have diabetes. Research shows that people who have gum disease have a harder time controlling their blood sugar levels.

HIV/AIDS. Oral problems, such as painful mucosal lesions, are common in people who have HIV/AIDS.

Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis — which causes bones to become weak and brittle — might be linked with periodontal bone loss and tooth loss.

Alzheimer’s disease. Tooth loss before age 35 might be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease.

Other conditions. Other conditions that might be linked to oral health include Sjogren’s syndrome — an immune system disorder that causes dry mouth — and eating disorders.

Life Priority’s Suggestions to Improve Oral Health

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day (after breakfast and before bed).
  • We suggest a NON-Fluoride toothpaste (Tom’s Fluoride-Free Toothpaste)
  • Floss daily. I prefer to use a floss with wax, coupled with The Doctor’s BrushPicks.
  • Eat a healthy diet and limit between-meal snacks. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables and fresh juicing.
  • Take your supplements to insure a healthy foundation, specifically 3 Way Calcium™ for stronger and healthier teeth.

3 Way Calcium™ helps to maintain healthy teeth.  When calcium levels are low, the jawbone surrenders the mineral to other areas of the body in need. As the jaw weakens, teeth loosen, creating gaps susceptible to bacteria that can cause infection, inflammation and bleeding.

  • Replace your toothbrush every three to four months or sooner if bristles are frayed. Buy a quality American-made product.
  • Schedule regular dental checkups at least every 6 months. Contact your dentist as soon as an oral health problem arises. Please notify your dentist if you’re taking any medications.

Taking care of your oral health is an investment in your overall health.

Information sourced from http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dental/DE00001

Education is the Key to Good Health!

Please consider using Life Priority high quality supplements as a nutritional compliment to your diet!

www.lifepriority.com    800.787.5438

[1] www.mayoclinic.org/dental/ART-20047475?p=1

Life Priority, established in 1994, offers supplements that are scientifically-formulated, results-oriented, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are manufactured at USDA and FDA inspected facilities.
*The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.
*Any testimonials on this web site are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results.

New Year, New Attitude

A very important part of being happy — and healthy — is to maintain a positive attitude, no matter what your circumstances are. Remember Charles Swindoll, and his perception that attitude is a matter of choice.

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude… I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our attitudes.

If you could use a little help along the way, a Phenylalanine formulation might be just the thing to lift your spirits and support your positive attitude. Phenyalalanine may just be the Lift you need to cheer you up and support better mental health. It seems to improve mood in depressed patients. The brain is the most important master organ in your body, so exquisitely fine-tuned to perform innumerable tasks —among which is to make us feel happy.

Enter Phenylalanine. A natural approach is to use nutritional supplements, which many people prefer because they’re largely free of adverse side effects, and they’re less expensive, too. The amino acid phenylalanine has long been of interest because of its role in the production of dopamine and noradrenaline, two neurotransmitters that play key roles in the regulation of mood, especially with regard to our sense of well-being, i.e. our happiness. Significantly, deficiencies of these neurotransmitters in the brain are associated with depression. Many people feel it acts to help suppress stress eating and help to increase motivation and drive.

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Lift  might help supply you with a boost of energy. Lift Caps are another convenient way to take your nutritional supplement that may support a positive mental attitude and a productive day.

Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid — it must be obtained from outside sources because our bodies cannot synthesize it in appreciable amounts. It’s one of the 20 common amino acids found in dietary proteins that we obtain from plants and animals. (Babies, take note: breast milk is particularly rich in phenylalanine.) I personally use the Lift formulation to start each and every day.

As a small business owner, I get asked all the time what my secret weapon is to get it all done. Psst… It’s Lift.

 

Life Priority, established in 1994, offers supplements that are scientifically-formulated, results-oriented, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are manufactured at USDA and FDA inspected facilities.
*The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.
*Any testimonials on this web site are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results.

 

Woman Doing Yoga on Mountain

New Year, New You – Why People Fail at Exercise Resolutions

Guest Post by Nicole May, Personal Trainer and daily LIFT user

Do you ever make New Year’s resolutions regarding your exercise routine only to watch them go by the wayside within a few weeks?  As a personal trainer, this was the most common issue that I would encounter with my clients. It would be the actual sticking to an activity.

Why People Fail at Exercise Resolutions

The truth is that most people don’t stick to an exercise routine because we simply don’t enjoy it.  I would get asked time and again, “What is the best exercise?” Over the years I can only say this.  The BEST exercise for YOU is the exercise that you are going to stick with because you actually enjoy it!

What good is your gym membership if you simply don’t like going the gym?  What good is your treadmill if it has now become an apparatus to hang up your clothes?  I know, I have been there! I have had that elliptical machine in my home only to find myself staring at it every day but not actually getting on it.  The truth is that I did not enjoy it. I was bored.

Yoga at summit

Finding the Right Fitness Goals for You

Over the years I can say I have tried almost every exercise known to man as well as the latest fads or exercise gadgets.  At one point, I decided that I was going to become a runner, but I was over-training and ended up blowing out both knees and my back.

This is not to say that running is bad for everyone, but according to my doctor, it’s bad for me. Years of competitive gymnastics have left me with some injuries to body parts that scream at me to stop when I try to run long distances.  I have also tried Zumba, weight training, cycling, triathlons, boot camp, strange devices to put on the bottom of your shoes and jump around, etc.  You get the idea.

What I have found is this. Every body type is different making certain exercises enjoyable for some and not so enjoyable for others.  Why is it easy for some of my friends who, at the age of 45, have decided to run marathons while they fly through the air like a gazelle yet I find it boring and hard on my joints? Just because every body is different, and what may bore you to tears is fun and interesting to others.

Turn the Corner on New Year’s Resolutions

Folks, this year, I encourage you to do an activity that you enjoy so you are more inclined to stick with it.  The goal is to keep moving.  Whether you love to fast-walk through the mall for an hour every day, or you have a passion for extreme skiing, have at it (just be careful)! I happen to love to go to Boot Camp at 5:30am. Who knew?  Not me, for the longest time.  Pick something you actually like!  Exercise does not have to be boring or dreadful.

 

Some suggestions for you for you in the New Year:

  •  Try some resistance training or lift something semi-heavy.  Resistance training is important to maintain bone health and muscle mass as we age.  Even if it’s just doing some push-ups, lunges or using some slightly heavy weights in your home in front of the TV!
  • Try to break a sweat-every day.  Try to sweat for at least 30 minutes even if it’s just from gardening, dancing in your home or walking around your neighborhood!
  • Take your Lift.  I personally LOVE the Lift powder.  I love mixing up my drink in the morning and afternoons before my meals to help curb my appetite. The Phenylalanine in Lift can be helpful with cravings and motivation.  Occasionally, I have issues with trying to stay motivated to exercise because of my injuries.  If I drink my Lift, my mood improves and I am out the door and to the gym within 30 minutes!

Here’s to a happy and active 2018.  Stick to it by doing something you love!

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