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Can a Walk a Day, Keeps the Doctor Away?

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Everyone should drink 8 cups of water per day. These are just two examples of health advice which is well known, but walking daily is another important one. Doctors and other healthcare professionals would like people to exercise for at least an hour every day, but a fair amount of people do not adhere to their suggestion. If exercising seems like too much, at least try walking, because walking is more important than you might think.

One recent study tested a little more than 2,000 men from Hawaii with ages ranging from 71-93 for 7 years. The study found that those men who walked approximately a quarter mile per day were twice as likely to develop dementia as those who walked more than two miles per day. Just think, two miles per day can have an enormous effect on one’s mental health. The brain needs to be stimulated, and walking every day can give your mind time to think and become healthier. Not to mention, walking can help people lose weight or possibly prevent weight gain.

In another study, researchers followed about 19,000 women (ages 70-81) for nine years. This study discovered that women who walked or exercised for at least 1.5 hours, did better on tests which challenged their attention and memory skills. Conversely, women who walked less than 40 minutes a week showed a decline in these categories. Walking greatly benefits cognitive skills and helps people lessen their chances of having a mental fall off so to say. Just like keeping your mind active with reading or writing or some other form of brain exercise, physical exercise also does wonders for the mind.

Of course with exercising and walking daily, comes the possibility of pain and discomfort. These are two factors which deter a good amount of people from continuing their workout routine, but pain and discomfort are necessary for growth. Muscles become sore, only to become stronger, but sometimes bones and joints also develop ailments. Joint Decision could be a useful aid with walking daily, because Joint Decision might help keep you on your feet and on the go. Glucosamine is one of the main ingredients in Joint Decision and it can help with the repair and production of cartilage which is necessary for cushioning between joints to keep them feeling healthy and strong. Check out more about Joint Decision on our website (lifepriority.com) to see if it could be right for you in your workout and walking endeavors.

The most important thing is to stay active and exercise on a regular basis, preferably daily, but going to the gym or lifting weights may not be your thing, so try walking and listening to some of your favorite music while doing so. You could also think through difficult decisions or situations in your life while you’re walking the trail or the neighborhood. Walking can be extremely therapeutic and good for your overall health, so start walking today and see for yourself!

To Your Health!-LP

Sources: http://www.nutritionaction.com/daily/exercise­for­health/exercise­for­health­getmoving­to­keep­your­brain­sharp/

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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.
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.

 

Aspirin Just Masks Joint Pain, Doesn’t Fix It

Aspirin and pain killers flood the advertising market and span a large amount of commercial time on television. Everyone experiences pain from headaches and injuries, but the irritation from joint pain could be a more serious problem; one that simple aspirins can’t fix. Besides, how often do people have to take multiple aspirins to relieve pain that eventually comes back? Why continue to mask the pain, when the problem could potentially be corrected?

aspirin-sxc156977_1092Using aspirin and pain killers to suppress the discomfort works for a while, but the core of the problem could be a degeneration of cartilage. Most people fear surgery or extensive rehabilitation, but using a supplement could help that process.

Glucosamine helps repair and reproduce damaged cartilage. Knees, ankles and wrists are common areas where damaged cartilage causes pain and discomfort. These are very important areas of our bodies because they deal with a lot of impact and perform many daily functions. Sometimes rolling out of bed is daunting because people know as soon as their feet touch the floor, the daily grind, responsibilities and nagging body pains that go with it will commence, but we shouldn’t have to fear those things or mask our pain with pills that don’t solve the issue.

Joint Decision Glucosamine SupplementJoint Decision™ is a supplement offered by Life Priority since 1995,  that uses glucosamine hcl as a main ingredient to support and help repair the damaged area. Repairing the cartilage can help provide the cushion we need for our joints to work without excess friction and pain. Having that cushion is vital to our daily function and can vastly decrease our pain levels.

After more than 10 years of research and clinical studies, Luke Bucci, Ph.D, wrote the book Pain Free: The Definitive Guide to Healing Arthritis, Low-Back Pain, and Sports Injuries Through Nutrition and Supplements which chronicles the value of glucosamine and how it may help you find lasting relief from joint pain. So don’t just cover-up the pain with countless aspirins, correct it by adding glucosamine to your diet and feel the results.

To your health!

Greg Pryor, Life Priority Owner, with "Pain Free" author Luke Bucci

Greg Pryor, Life Priority Owner, with “Pain Free” author Luke Bucci

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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