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Appetite out of control? Lift may just be the answer!

Once you have made up your mind to lose weight, you should make that a goal and go into it with a positive attitude. The Life Priority Lift or Lift Caps formula can help you think like a winner, and envision yourself the way you want to look and feel. It’s not what you do occasionally that counts, it’s what you do consistently on a daily basis.

Appetite out of control? Lift or Lift Caps with L-Phenylalanine may be the answer!

If you’re really serious about controlling your appetite and are tired of battling your cravings and added pounds, here’s a safe way to control your appetite and finally get your weight under control! The Lift formulation with the amino acid L-Phenylalanine-a nutritional supplement that helps curb your appetite and elevates your mood.

So what is Phenylalanine?

Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid that acts as an appetite suppressant by promoting the release of intestinal hormone-cholecystokinin-which signals the brain to feel satisfied after eating. The amino acid L-Phenylalanine
is found in a variety of foods, including almonds, avocados, bananas, brown rice, cheese, corn, eggs, fish, lima beans, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, and soy products. Problem is, you’d have to eat lots of extra calories in order to get an effective amount.

No matter how hard you try to avoid calorie-laden carbs, let’s face it-after a lifetime of bad eating habits, it’s tough. And even if you’ve switched over to eating fruits and air-popped popcorn, the carbohydrates quickly add up, which can contribute to a rapid increase in blood sugar levels-which the body responds to by raising levels of insulin. Inevitably weight gain, occurs around the middle, with a craving for sweets, breads, or other carbohydrates shortly after a meal-which only adds to the vicious cycle of trying to get off the carbohydrate merry-go-round.

If you take Lift or Lift Caps with L- Phenylalanine, 30 minutes to one hour before eating a meal, you’ll notice that you’ll might feel more alert and feel full faster- so you don’t fill up on extra calories that you don’t need! And not only that, you’ll stay full longer so you don’t get that late afternoon or after-dinner snack attack. Lift is a  great support for those of who need more motivation and energy to exercise too! Lift can help support a more productive and positive exercise regiment. Before you know it, those extra pounds you’ve been carrying around will start to melt away-safely and effortlessly.

 So Stay Positive with Lift, and Exercise!

 Caution: Phenylalanine should not be taken by pregnant women, or those who suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes, phenylketonuria, skin cancer, or anxiety attacks. It should not be used it taking MAO inhibitor drugs, commonly prescribed for depression.

LIVE LONG & PROSPER!

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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.

Information provided for educational purposes only. *These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

*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.

The information provided is for educational purposes only. Recommendations are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or competent health care professional. REV. 9/16

 

Energy Drinks and Mental Fitness

Healthy Energy Drinks and Mental Fitness

Life Priority teamed up with life extension scientists, Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw® to market and develop a full line of healthy products called Designer Foods to improve and enhance your cognitive function, which spans not only memory, but attention, learning, problem solving, decision making, and reasoning.

Each new day presents challenges that, if not met and overcome, may leave you less fit mentally to control your life . . . to achieve your financial goals . . . to set the stage for pursuing your personal happiness.

By starting each day with a cool, refreshing glass of delicious LIFT™ (or LIFT Caps™) or Mind™ or Muscle Memory™), you can embrace a lifelong “Mental Fitness” program.

Life Priority healthy drink mixes, many of which are healthy energy drink mixes. These include the LIFT™ family mentioned above, all of which employ the amino acid phenylalanine, a precursor to an important memory molecule, noradrenaline, and your brain’s version of adrenaline. They also include the necessary enzyme cofactors vitamin B6, vitamin C, copper, and folic acid, along with natural flavors.

These formulations are based on the nutrient choline, which is the important memory nutrient involved in concentration and focus.* As we age, choline becomes less bioavailable, with serious consequences for memory function.

The “Mental Fitness” drinks are great-tasting, natural, fruit-flavored citrus cooler containing choline and essential nutrient cofactors plus the important amino acid taurine. Use Mind to help preserve and protect your memory function.*

Supplements for Memory “Loss”

Over time, the effects of too little sleep, aging, and the stress of a busy life can impair both your cognitive and memory functions. It may seem as if your memory has been “lost.” While many try to combat these effects with stimulants like caffeine, these only provide a temporary lift, and come with a host of unwanted side effects. Instead of masking the symptoms, why not improve the underlying problems instead? Try our Productive Sleep drink with choline.

Our formulas are carefully tested to ensure that they are safe and meet your needs. Often taking cues from historical findings, our scientists use their knowledge of the human body to create formulas based on scientific studies. They give real results.

Instead of settling for poorly designed energy drinks or caffeine pills that provide only a short burst of energy followed by a mental crash, consider products that have been developed using real science. Other sources can leave you feeling jittery, and carry the threat of weight gain from all the extra sugar and calories these drinks usually contain. If you rely on products like caffeine, you may also experience the symptoms of addiction. With Life Priority products, these are concerns you no longer have to consider. We carefully test all products to ensure that as long as the proper dosage recommendations are followed, you will notice no negative side effects from their use.

Drink Mixes

Nutrient Drink Mixes are a delicious way to supplement your diet with additional vitamins, minerals and amino acids necessary for enhanced cognitive, physical and sexual function. When mixed with water or your favorite beverage, they’re a convenient and efficient way to fuel your body, helping you feel and perform at your very best.

Life Priority   offers a wide variety of formulations for increased energy, mood and sleep enhancement, improved sexual function, weight loss, HGH release, and “Smart Nutrients” for cognitive enhancement and creative mental energy. Just choose the formula (or two) that’s right for you. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how delicious, convenient and effective they are. At Life Priority, we offer a variety of “smart nutrients” from several different formulators. When mixed with water or your favorite beverage, they’re a convenient and efficient way to fuel your body, helping you feel and perform at your very best.

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.

Testimonial: Taking Life Priority products have changed my Life! Harry H.

Testimonial from Harry H. Life Priority customer since 1998!

I’ve been a truck driver for almost 30 years and a Life Priority customer for over 15 years.

I use to spend the first part of my mornings feeling like I was running behind the curve, like I was trying to catch up with my day. Then I discovered Life Priority. Now, I start each morning with a combination drink that includes Lift, Mind and Muscle Memory.

Quite honestly, it has changed my life. I find that my mornings are now more focused and I am ready to take on the day. It’s amazing how greatLife Priority Lift Powder it feels to start the day feeling good, feeling focused, and feeling in charge. I make another drink in the afternoon to keep me feeling that way the rest of the day.

I also take several other Life Priority supplements. I take them with confidence knowing that Greg and Michelle have
researched them and will only offer them if they are quality products.

When it comes to Life Priority supplements…I’m a BELIEVER!!!!

Harry J. H. Shawnee, KS.

Mental Fitness is a Life Priority!

Mental Fitness is a Life Priority!

As we age and encounter multiple stressors and responsibilities, our minds become pulled countless directions and we can see the negative effects. Sometimes we forget things, can’t focus or be as sharp as we once were and this can hurt our daily lives. To overcome these deficiencies, we reach for caffeine or other artificial sources in an attempt to regain our former mental capacities, but things like caffeine don’t solve the problem. Artificial boosters can only keep you “up” for so long before you come crashing back down, and they have other harmful side effects. So instead of providing your mind and body with a temporary solution, chooses to help correct the whole problem and create a healthier you.

Life Priority has paired with scientists Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw® and their expertise since 1994 to establish a line of supplements specifically designed to help improve and develop your brain and all of its cognitive faculties. These products were created after countless hours of research and testing. We only use the safest and highest quality ingredients based on Durk and Sandy’s recommendations. With so much care directed toward providing a quality product, our supplements are designed to deliver real results.

Lift and Lift Caps were created to help provide you with some energy when you’re feeling like you’re on empty. Lift™ is great because it’s the natural way to help increase energy. It helps stimulate your mind and your body using your own faculties so you don’t experience a caffeine crash later. In addition to helping with your energy and focus, Lift™ can also help curb your appetite and thus help you lose weight. Two other great products are Mind™ and Muscle Memory™.  They can help improve your memory, concentration and physical ability to function. All of these supplements can help you create a healthier mind and body for the future, instead of just for a few hours or a day.

 

Too often in today’s world, people look for the quick fix. Our lives are filled with so many responsibilities and obstacles that finding solutions to problems instead of masking them is challenging. Caffeine and energy drinks can only do so much or so long, and they can lead to negative side effects in some cases like weight gain. Instead of reaching for these quick fixes, make the decision to create a healthier you with a healthier lifestyle using natural supplements. With Life Priority, your health is our only concern and our line of carefully tested products is designed to help suit your needs and help you become healthier.

To Your Mental Health!

Life Priority Inc. www.lifepriority.com 800-787-5438

Information for educational purposes only. Not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any medical condition.

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.

Life Priority: A Teacher’s Assistant To Help Eliminate Mental Fatigue

A teacher’s testimonial from valued Life Priority customer, Leigh Sanders. “I love teaching, and the best teacher’s aide I’ve ever had are my Life Priority Supplements.”

My husband and I have been using Life Priority supplements for over 10 years.  We were small business owners for 15 years and now Stan works as a consultant and I am an elementary school teacher, which is very exhausting.  Don’t believe it when your hear someone say teachers only work 8-4, 5 days a week, 9 months out of the year because they are very wrong!  Most of us put in anywhere from 50-60 hours per week August through May (not to mention the planning we do during the summer.)

I keep a mixture of LIFT and Muscle Memory at school and drink it Life Priority Lift Powderthroughout the day, especially when I need that afternoon pick-me-up and helps me eliminate my mental fatigue.  Instead of reaching for a soda or caffeinated beverage, I drink my LIFT/MM mixture or take the LIFT caps.


I play tennis, bike, and walk for exercise, so my other favorite supplement is the Joint Decision.  Joint Decision keeps my knees and neck more flexible.  Stan travels quite a bit so he keeps a bottle of the LIFT Caps in his brief case since those are easy to travel with.

Four years ago, my youngest son Austin broke his foot, which required a plate and six screws for it to heal properly.  I loaded him up on 3-Way Calcium and Joint Decision and he recovered well ahead of schedule.  He is currently a baseball player in college and uses LIFT, Muscle Memory, and Joint Decision to keep him focused and healthy.

Leigh S.  Olathe, 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.

7 Simple Natural Suggestions for Postpartum “Baby Blues”

Here are 7 simple and natural ways found to be effective in helping new mothers with the “baby blues”. The term “baby blues” refers to the first days and weeks after your new baby arrives can be sweet and savored, but they can also be overwhelming. Consider these 7 simple natural suggestions:

  1. Start with your Diet your diet will help support you in your effort to be healthier and have more energy. Diet is one of the most important things you can do for both your health and the health of your
    newborn baby. I suggest you meal plan with the goal of a good nutritional plan to get the best nutrients from a healthy diet. Be sure to get lots of fresh organic fruits and vegetables. Meal planning will help you analyze your diet and make life easier and save time and money. Keep plenty of healthy snacks, apples, carrots, nuts and fruit juices handy to help insure your blood sugar levels and make sure you are getting enough fluids. (Hydrated)

Staying hydrated especially when breastfeeding is essential. Dehydration can cause fatigue, irritability and confusion.  Try to consume at least 8 glasses of water a day or herbal teas, sparkling water can help with fluid intake but sweeten with natural honey or stevia.

  1. Supplements can help support your diet and intake of essential nutrients for a Life Priority Omega-3 Supplementshealthy diet. Many women continue to take their prenatal vitamins for 3 to 6 month period after the baby is born. Omega3 Priority is a supplement that can help with moods and brain health. Many healthcare professionals recommend taking during and postpartum. It has been reported taking 1000mg of Omega3 fish oil every day, will make a big impact on your mood, your stress levels and your overall emotional well-being. Within a day or two of beginning to take fish oil many report feeling less stress and overwhelmed by their emotions. If you don’t like eating fish, supplementing can be a simple and easy choice.           Niacin & B Vitamins (found in our Lift formula) are supportive of more energy and fatigue. Niacin can help to ease symptoms of depression, and B-vitamins in general help lift your mood and energy.  Vitamin D3 has been found to help support hormone regulation. People who don’t get enough sunshine can get a form of SAD (seasonal affective disorder). Vitamin D3 is especially valuable in the winter months when there is limited sunlight. 
  1. Fresh Air going outside, and getting fresh air, can really help you to feel better and boost your mood. Also getting some sun (Vitamin D3), is good for you, and good for the baby; it helps to reduce jaundice. Make an effort to get outside at least once every day that the weather is cooperative. Sometimes with a newborn it can feel hard to get out the house, but staying home alone with a baby all the time can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness and can make your baby blues worse. Aromathery or Essential Oils – can help to boost mood and reduce stress and anxiety during the postpartum period. Some of these oils include sandalwood, lavender, citrus oils. Make up a room spray, simply add water and several drops of essential oils in a little spray bottle and spray it around your house as often as you like.
  1. Light Exercise- Exercise helps to clear your mind boosts your serotonin levels, and helps your body bounce back from pregnancy, which will also help you to feel better. Walking is a great way to get moving and start getting back into shape. You do need to be careful not to overdo it. (Be sure to check with your doctor, especially in the first postpartum weeks) Taking a  short walk/jog about three times a week can really be a great bonding time, put your baby in a carrier or stroller and take a light walk around the block. Get out of the house by yourself and talk a quick walk, after the baby is fed and content or sleeping, leave dad or a friend in charge.
  1. Rest -Making sure you rest and get enough sleep during those early weeks. When the baby is sleeping you may feel like you need to use that time to catch up on getting things done, but try to make an effort to sleep some of the time when your baby is sleeping. Getting enough sleep can really make a big difference in how you feel. So while you don’t always have to sleep when the baby is sleeping, babies sleep a lot, try to make it a point to try to sleep with the baby at least once during the day. Maybe adjust your bedtime to even go to bed early and catch up on that much needed sleep.
  1. Talking many women have found that one of the best ways to deal with the” baby blues” was to talk about it. Sharing your emotions and feelings are very important. All women go through a hormone imbalance after a pregnancy. Diet and exercise will definitely help but it is very important to talk about what you are feeling. Newborns sleep all the time, and will sleep pretty much anywhere, so you don’t have to worry about being at home for nap time. Taking advantage of this time by making a point to meet with family and friends will help to ease those feelings of isolation.
  1. Ask for help the first few days, weeks, and even months with a newborn can feel overwhelming. Between the time spent sitting and nursing, to caring for older children, it seems like there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done. Try to get as much help from others as you can – whether it’s accepting meals, offers to watch your older kids, or even cleaning your house.

Finally, with the support of family and friends, you cannot only help feel better, but get better support. Having a good support system to find ways to help ease stress and the feelings of being overwhelmed, as well as finding  ways to boost moods and balance your  hormones, will help you to feel  better. *If you are experiencing baby blues, or stronger feelings of depression, the most important thing you can do is to seek medical help,  talk it over with your doctor or midwife to find a treatment plan that will work for you.* 

To Your Health!  

*Information is provided is for educational purposes only. Information is NOT intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition.

Information sourced from Baby Blues: A Naturopathic Approach for Postpartum Health By Dr. Nancy Lins, ND)

Americanpregnancy.org/first-year-of-life/baby-blues/

Mayoclinic.org

Postpartum baby blues symptoms

Signs and symptoms of baby blues — which last only a few days to a week or two after your baby is born — may include:

  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Sadness
  • Irritability
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Crying
  • Reduced concentration
  • Appetite problems
  • Trouble sleeping 

Postpartum depression symptoms

Postpartum depression may be mistaken for baby blues at first — but the signs and symptoms are more intense and last longer, eventually interfering with your ability to care for your baby and handle other daily tasks. Symptoms usually develop within the first few weeks after giving birth, but may begin later — up to six months after birth. Postpartum depression symptoms may include:

  • Depressed mood or severe mood swings
  • Excessive crying
  • Difficulty bonding with your baby
  • Withdrawing from family and friends
  • Loss of appetite or eating much more than usual
  • Inability to sleep (insomnia) or sleeping too much
  • Overwhelming fatigue or loss of energy
  • Reduced interest and pleasure in activities you used to enjoy
  • Intense irritability and anger
  • Fear that you’re not a good mother
  • Feelings of worthlessness, shame, guilt or inadequacy
  • Diminished ability to think clearly, concentrate or make decisions
  • Severe anxiety and panic attacks
  • Thoughts of harming yourself or your baby
  • Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide

Information sourced from the Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/postpartum-depression/basics/symptoms/con-20029130

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.

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.
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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!

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 Good Reasons to Say No to Soda Pop, and Yes to Real Lift

The holidays are fast approaching and that means bake days and cooking days. Cookies, pies, potatoes, ham and turkey are big hits during the holiday season, but another item often fills our stomachs. Soda pop is an easy buy at the store and everyone loves it, but pop is not healthy for us and can hurt us more than we realize. Herein lies the case against soda…

soda-caffeine-crash-sxc-292253_7874Weight Gain & Diabeties

Pop may taste great, but it’s full of sugar and calories. With all the sugar infused into each can, consuming pop on a regular basis may lead to weight gain and increased difficulty in losing weight. In severe cases, pop can also lead to the development of diabetes due to all the sugar intake which is harmful to your body.

Weaker Teeth

In addition to potential problems with weight, pop can all lead to weaker and less healthy teeth. Pop can help develop an acid coating on your teeth when the sugar it contains is combined with the bacteria in your mouth. This can cause staining, weakening of the enamel, tooth decay and cavities. If you’ve ever seen someone who drinks pop more frequently than the norm, some of them will have build up on their teeth from the sugar.

Caffeine Crashes

Of course pop also contains caffeine and sometimes people need the extra pick-me-up, but infusing your body with a rush of caffeine isn’t healthy. You can experience a caffeine crash later and feel more tired than before you consumed the pop. Also, caffeine can make people jittery, and putting the body through the highs and lows of caffeine spikes of crashes isn’t beneficial.

The Alternative to Soda

Lift, on the other hand, is an all natural drink that might help boost energy, but it does more than that. Lift could help curb your appetite and help you lose weight. L-phenylalanine can help you not eat as much, and at the same time help you feel more upbeat and happy.

Yes, as mentioned before, Lift could naturally boost your energy, but it’s also a great alternative to pop. So this holiday season reach for a glass of Lift instead of a can of pop. At the same time, try to make more health conscious decisions during Thanksgiving and Christmas by watching what you eat and drink; your health with thank you.

To Your Health!

 

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