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B Proactive With Your Brain Health-Vitamin B Is the Key

As we age, our brains accrue more and more stress. The rigors of life can slow our minds and thinking ability down while also causing problems with memory. Yes, our age plays a role on cognitive function, but we could also be deficient in essential vitamins, like Vitamin B.

A lack of Vitamin B in your diet can come at a hefty price. Symptoms include moodiness, trouble sleeping, a mental haze, and lack of energy. None of these are good, and can disrupt anyone’s day or even way of life.  The scary thing is that deficiencies in Vitamin B are not just limited to the elderly. Anyone can be deficient at any age. Vitamin B can be found in leafy greens, legumes and fruits.

Life Priority Lift PowderOf course incorporating more of those Vitamin B sufficient foods in your diet are important, but sometimes even that isn’t enough. Adding supplements to your diet can really help ensure you’re getting enough of the right vitamins and minerals for your body to be healthy.

Lift and Mind are two Life Priority products which include Vitamin B in their formulas. Both are designed with the intention to help give your brain and mind a mental boost and eliminate mental fatigue. Lift might MIND Brain Health Supplementhelp you feel less tired and more alert and energetic for the day ahead. Mind on the other hand, could possibly help with your memory, thinking and analyzing skills. These products just might be able to help you feel 20 years younger mentally and more rejuvenated. If you have any of the symptoms listed above, see if Lift and Mind can help your brain start feeling younger 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.

Coaching/Managing a Team…Is It For Everyone? by Greg Pryor

Coaching/Managing a Team…Is It For Everyone?Greg Royals 1985

From age 7 to 37, I played baseball under the guidance of dozens of coaches and managers.  From age 7 to 22, I played as an amateur, and then, after I signed my first pro contract with the Washington Senators in 1971, I played 16 years as a professional.  I would like to offer some personal views on the subject of coaching and/or managing.

Prior to playing in high school and college, my teams were coached by volunteers.  My most vivid memories of “volunteer” coaches was how loudly they screamed at me and my teammates.  My college coach at Florida Southern College, Hal Smeltzly, had the most pleasant personality of all of my baseball coaches. He was a great motivator and I never remember him screaming.  As I look back though, the bad coaches simply help me appreciate the good ones.

As an example, when I became a professional, my first manager got frustrated with my poor performance during first game of a double-header.  As he was reading out the lineup for the second game to the team, he looked at me and said, “Pryor, you can take your uniform off and I don’t care what you do.”  I was crushed.  If I did not have the desire to improve and have that “no matter what” attitude, I would not have an ’85 KC Royals World Series ring!

KC Royals 1985 World Series Win

KC Royals 1985 World Series Win

Advice for Volunteer Coaches

In my opinion, baseball is the best team sport in the world.  Thanks to all volunteers and parents for helping young people learn how to play baseball.  Mostly, the game is learned between the lines during the games by players who desire to improve.  Players will get tested by the competition and then find areas that need improvement.  Players will remember your “nice” personality more than your “expertise”.  When I coached my girls in softball for 5 summers, my practices were organized so that most of my players were moving—doing something to improve.  During your practices, create drills that help all players stay as active as possible.  Ask parents not to yell at the umpires or coach from the stands.  Check out my tips on how to be a better ballplayer below.

Advice for Paid Coaches/Managers

The odds say that 99.9% of your players will not become a pro ballplayer.  You do have a 100% opportunity to help a young player improve as a high school or college player.  Being paid to coach does not equate to being a good coach.  Each player thinks differently. You need to know how they think and adjust accordingly. If you are worthy, you will know how to explain the better way to run, catch, hit and throw.  You will recognize which players want to get better and who are more teachable. Your coaching ability will be reflected by the improvement of your players.  Be cheery and positive. Please do not try to force improvement through constant guilt and negativity.

Whether age 7, 37, or 97, being healthy is one of the most valuable areas of your life.  Since 1994, my company, Life Priority, has offer potent, high-quality, time-tested, health and nutrition products.  One of our 19 products, One Per Meal Lifeguard, is a multi-vitamin, multi-mineral that was created by highly intelligent nutritional research scientists. It could be the MVP that can help keep your immune system in the “WIN” column.

 Here are some of my favorite tips on how to play and enjoy the best game ever invented “BASEBALL”

  1. Baseball is a tough sport to master. Have fun learning how to do it.
  2. Strive to be teachable. Every MLB player was taught by other people.
  3. Ask for help. If you are struggling with catching, hitting or throwing, ask for help!  
  1. You can always get better. Your competition is practicing somewhere.   
  2. Don’t make a habit of making excuses because of umpires and coaches.  
  3. If you have good practice habits, you will improve your chances to succeed.
  4. Treat your glove like it is your friend. Take care of it!  
  5. The baseball “knows” if you are scared. Be ready!
  6. Do drills to improve your feet quickness to help make plays easier.
  7. Commend the performance of your teammate(s).
  8. Expect that every pitch will be hit to you! Want it to be hit to you!
  9. The ball will always find the guy who isn’t concentrating.
  10. Learn how to “get the seams” ASAP on ground balls before throwing.
  11. Throw “over the top” with your fingertips right over top of the long seams.
  12. Be aggressive when fielding ground balls. You will make more plays!
  13. If you bobble a ball, use your bare hand to pick it up–not your glove.
  14. Find ways to make your grip and wrists stronger.
  15. To get a better jump on ground balls, anticipate where the ball will be hit.
  16. Develop your own style of getting ready for pitches.
  17. Know where you are going to throw the ball before it is hit to you.
  18. Run everything out! Run everything out! Expect the unexpected!
  19. Look forward to hitting with runners on base.
  20. Don’t worry; you are going to get another hit no matter how bad you are going.
  21. Respect your teammates, coaches, and your parents.  
  22. Be the “cheerleader” in the dugout. Nobody wants to play around a bad attitude.
  23. Hall of Famers, Ted Williams and Wade Boggs, almost always took one strike before hitting. It might help you.
  24. Change your hitting approach when you get 2 strikes. Be a great 2 strike hitter.
  25. The best pitch that you will see all day might be the next one.
  26. Don’t assume anything in baseball. Expect the unexpected!
  27. Don’t be a timid hitter. Swing hard!!

 Tips from Greg Pryor, former MLB infielder with Rangers, White Sox, and Royals

Email me at gpryor@lifepriority.com  Visit my website at www.lifepriority.com

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.

Make Every Day Your Opening Day for Fitness

Article by Greg Pryor published in Kansas City Sports & Fitness.

Greg Pryor - Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals fans are eagerly looking forward to Opening Day at Kauffman Stadium.  We are tired of single digit temperatures and melting snow drifts. Another “opener” is our signal of the beginning of warmer, sunny days ahead. Every spring from ‘67 to ’87, I was getting ready for another opening day for my college baseball team (’67-’71), or the professional team that I was with (’71-’87).  Maybe you should create an opening day attitude for your fitness schedule.

Your personal fitness goals ought to be structured so that you are prepared to get the most out of your exercise.  Most importantly, and as a compliment to a good diet, you should use dietary supplements to promote your recovery process.    You don’t have to be a professional athlete to benefit from supplements. It’s not all about being able to clock a faster time or lift more weight; supplements also serve as an insurance policy against the additional stress and energy needs brought on by exercise.

“It’s like you have one car to drive around for the rest of your life,” said Liz Applegate, Ph.D.,professor of nutrition at the University of California – Davis, and author of the Encyclopedia of Sports and Fitness Nutrition (Prima Publishing, 2002). “You wouldn’t start taking care of it after it was 20 years old. You would do regular maintenance.”

Just as a car’s maintenance needs change as it gets older, so do those of an active aging body.

“In general, nutrient requirements increase with exercise,” Applegate said. “But at different ages there are other considerations that come into play as well.”

  • Certain nutrients, not readily found in adequate amounts in the modern diet, can help encourage your mental energy and motivation in your job or workouts.  In 1991, I found two supplements, LIFT™ and MIND™ from Life Priority, that I use every day to help me feel bright-eyed and bushy-tailed to tackle each day like it is opening day!
  • Then, protecting the health of cartilage, tendons and ligaments should be at the top of your list as you exercise.  Glucosamine is a smart choice to support joint health and help speed recovery from injury or over use. Life Priority offers two great products for joint inflammation, JOINT DECISION™ and TOTAL JOINT COMPLEX™.
  • Exercise itself produces free radicals so, to prevent free radical damage to muscle tissue and from causing inflammation and soreness, use a mix of antioxidants prior to exercise. I suggest either the Life Priority ONE PER MEAL LIFEGUARD™ or LIFESHEILD™.
  • Finally, an amino acid that I have known about since ’91, arginine, is one of the most valuable nutrients that you can use prior to exercise.  Email me at customerservice@lifepriority.com for a free report on arginine and how to use it (available in the Life Priority product, MUSCLE MEMORY™) effectively for the best workouts of your life (and quicker recovery!)

No matter what your age, your body needs certain essential nutrients every day in adequate amounts. Don’t take your body and brain for granted!  Give it the best chance to have a great opening day, every day!

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