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Dad Ice Skating with Son

Coping with Winter Joint Aches & Pains

Yes, it’s that time of year… winter is here. Instead of shorts and t-shirts, the proper attire consists of pants, long-sleeve shirts, sweatshirts and coats. The cold wind bites at your heels, and worse, the cold also aggravates our bones and joints. During winter, you can experience more stiffness and discomfort from your knees and back among other things, but you don’t have to accept the pain.

After spending all day at work and performing your daily responsibilities, you may not feel like working out, but even 30 minutes of exercise per day can make a huge impact. If you can find time to work out, you could boost your mood, along with your creative and critical thinking capacity. In addition, working out can help your joints and muscles feel less stiff if they are accustomed to being used. The long periods pf standing or sitting at work can cause your body to tense up, so walking or jogging can loosen them up, and in turn, you feel better.

Dad Ice Skating with Son

Of course, joint, bone, and muscle discomfort is still possible, but you can fight back by adding daily supplements and vitamins to your diet. Joint Decision is a dietary supplement specifically designed to help you and your joint pain. Joint Decision helps to supply the body with glucosamine, which is necessary for our bodies to function with little or no discomfort.

Glucosamine is naturally manufactured within our bodies and can be consumed in our diet, but it’s difficult to get the proper amount through diet alone. If you have the incorrect amount of glucosamine necessary in your body, then your joints and bones can feel achy and painful.

Our cartilage needs glucosamine to function properly. Cartilage is what helps cushion our joints when we move and helps prevent them from feeling stiff after resting in the same position for long amounts of time. Joint Decision can help supply the body with the right amount of glucosamine so the cartilage can effectively cushion our joints and allow you to feel better when performing your daily tasks.

So don’t let the bitter cold of winter and its effect on your joints keep you from doing the things you love, like cooking succulent meals for the holidays, spending time with the rambunctious kids in your family, taking your favorite canine for a brisk winter walk, or even just going about your daily life.

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.

 

Don’t Neglect Your Brain, Muscles, and Joints

by Greg Pryor, Life Priority co-owner and former Kansas City Royal from the 1985 Championship team

Although I was a pro baseball player for 16 years, my real love in high school and college was golf. I sometimes wonder what might have happened if my life had gravitated towards playing competitive golf instead of baseball.

The reason that I was more drawn to golf than baseball was it was more of an individual performance rather than a team performance. Unlike golf, baseball has umpires, pitchers, and managers, who can have a direct adverse effect on the outcome of your performance (or even if you get in the game). In golf, it is basically your clubs, the course and the weather.

Golf and baseball swings have many similarities. During both swings it is essential to watch the ball, have minimal head movement, and get proper weight shift and follow through. A major difference in the swings is the amount of time between swings. A golfer has several minutes between shots to think about how the next swing (or putt). A baseball player is required to make most swing decisions in a split second. Regardless, playing competitive golf or baseball requires a high level of mental concentration and communication between the brain and muscles.

Hitting a golf ball or a baseball square is mentally physically demanding. Both swings require a certain amount of “muscle memory’ to make the necessary body movements to do what is required to hit the ball square at impact. Both swings also require a quick mental “cleansing” before the next shot or swing. The relationship between the brain and muscles in any athletic endeavor is all controlled by neurotransmitters.

Rudy Ruteger Celebrity Golf Tournament, 2008 Rudy Ruteger Celebrity Golf Tournament, 2008

Everything that happens in your brain, every memory, every thought, every emotion, every innovation, every “wow, that’s great!” is a result of the release of neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are natural substances made by nerve cells in your brain (acquired from your diet) that transmit messages from one nerve cell to another across the synapse that divides them. There is a very good chance that even if you have a good diet, you’re not getting the optimum amount of the raw materials that your brain can use to make neurotransmitters. Contact me at customerservice@lifepriority.com for more info on neurotransmitters.

Athletes who achieve quicker muscle recovery have a better chance to win or succeed at their chosen sport. Muscle Memory™, a product from Life Priority is used prior to exercise (like the repetitious hitting of a golf ball or baseball), to help increase muscle endurance and quicker muscle recovery after exercise. The “miracle molecule” generated from using Muscle Memory improves heart health, energy levels, and impacts every cell, tissue and organ in your body.

Joint inflammation can really hinder optimal performance. To ease joint pain and inflammation many athletes use glucosamine, the main building block for healthy cartilage. Sam Snead, a famous pro golfer, said that when he played well his joints felt “oily”. For a more “oily” golf or baseball swing, I invite you to consider Life Priority’s Joint Decision™ and Total Joint Complex™.

Whether you are trying to perfect the art of hitting of any ball, do not neglect the most important aspects of your swing–your brain, your muscles and your joints.

To your Health! Greg Pryor

KC Royals 1985 World Series Win KC Royals 1985 World Series Win

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.

Dr. Jill Young-Endorsement for Total Joint Complex™

Dear Michelle and Greg,

I wanted to thank you for continuing to provide Total Joint Complex™ to those interested in optimal joint health.

I have used this product personally and professionally since 1994.

My first exposure to your Total Joint Complex™  product was actually through the mother of a massage therapist who worked in my office.  She reported her mother had suffered for years with a damaged knee and had been told repeatedly that replacement surgery was necessary for any quality of life.  While she was desperate enough to finally consider surgery, she first wanted to try one last natural option.  That option was Total Joint Complex™.

After only a few short months of use as recommended, this woman was functioning without pain with increased mobility.  That is when I decided the product deserved a personal look.

I have used Total Joint Complex™ for years and my knees thank me.  Anyone who has experienced either knee or shoulder pain knows these two pains are extremely intense.  The times I have slacked on my personal supplement regimen I always jump right back on as my knees feel years older without Total Joint Complex™.

Everyone I have on Total Joint Complex™ reports not being able to imagine managing the nature effects of aging or the consequences of prior sports injuries or the residual damage from auto accidents without the help of Total Joint Complex™.

For the scientist in all of us, if you haven’t tried this product, why not experiment to see what benefits you may enjoy?

Life Priority, thank you for making this high quality product Total joint Complex. I appreciate your dedication to excellence.

Jill Young, D.C. Winfield, KS

 

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.

Achy Joints from Husband to Wife to Dog…

Guest post by Pam Houston of CollegiateCamo

It’s an inherited trait. Maybe it’s genetic, maybe it’s behavioral. Even our dog has it. I’m talking about achy joints, of course. Is there anything worse than stiff joints?  Especially when it’s gone from being a rare nuisance to a persistent, chronic annoyance?

It’s hard not to get on a soapbox about what we can do to “save ourselves,” but this is an issue where many of us have complete empathy.  Glucosamine has been shown to improve mobility and pain for more than 20 years.  This seems like a no brainer… right? There are clinical trials for this drug and that, but glucosamine is consistently an affordable, safe, adjunct therapy for those who are like me and my family, who suffer from chronic joint problems. Also, I’m big on prevention. So why not do what we can now to preserve what we have as we age?

Achy Joints in the Hands & Fingers

For a woman of normal size, my hands are huge.  I’m not proud of them, but my doctor husband tells me it’s from farm work as a kid, which has contributed to arthritis in my knuckle joints. Yes, my knuckles are huge. Sometimes I even say that I have “man hands.”  You’ll never find me as a hand model for beautiful jewelry, and no amount of pretty fingernail polish disguises this fact.

Even worse for me is the constant reminder with the minor aches, pains and stiffness that comes with the arthritis in my hands. I feel better all the way around if I know I’m doing something to help my situation by taking glucosamine.  You can do an internet search and find out all the info you would ever want on the values of this supplement; if you’re a doubter I encourage you to do so. My advice is to make sure you’re spending your money on a quality brand of glucosamine supplement and get going already.

Joint Pain Becomes a Family Affair

So, back to the family. I am not alone in my arthritic suffering. My 85-year-old father is ravaged with sore joints. I recognize this is not an inherited trait, but rather the wearing a way of our joints through years of manual labor.  For some it’s the stressful wear and tear from sports, similar to what my son experiences, that is the cause of this joint pain. Families will be families, and we tend to repeat the behaviors of the generations before us.

Even when it comes to my dog, Gabby, she has no self-control when it comes to chasing squirrels. In fact, due to her obsession with these rodents, she ended up with a $1000 doggie ACL knee surgery, not to mention the squirrel-chasing behavior has exacerbated arthritis in her knee! But just like me and my dad, Gabby gets her canine glucosamine supplement every day, and a lecture not to chase the squirrels and blow out the other knee!

What can I say? Families will be families! Hopefully the family that prevents and heals together, stays together.

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