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Effects of Exercise and Supplementation on Mood

Guest blog from Nicole May, Personal Trainer

I remember reading a story a few years ago about a depressed housewife who, at age 44 and 100 pounds overweight, knew that she needed to change her life. She first went to her doctor, who prescribed an antidepressant, but she thought there had to be a more natural way.
She knew she did not have a “Prozac deficiency,” but more of an exercise and whole food deficiency. She threw the prescription in the trash, started walking on her treadmill, eventually started running on her treadmill and never looked back. She also changed her diet to a more clean, whole, unprocessed diet and started taking some supplements. She is cured of her depression and obesity, and is now in her late 50s. She is a fitness model, who has won several competitions; she is also an author of several books, owns a publishing company and conducts speaking engagements all over the world.
This story always inspires me because it is an example of how our society today is over-medicated, and under-active, and under-nourished. It also shows that no matter our age or our fitness level, we can make small changes. I had seen years ago with my clients, their changes in attitude when they would exercise. Some of them could only walk for a few minutes outside due to health issues, but would tell me that their attitudes would change just from a short walk!
Studies have shown time and again that exercise increases endorphins, improves sleep, increases nerve cells, and keeps our minds sharp. I have also had periods of time over my career in which I am not able to exercise due to injuries and I notice a difference in mood and attitude when I am not able to work out.
Another important factor for overall attitude and health is supplementation. I have experienced in my life, and seen in others the effects of supplements on quality of life. Supplements that I have used and love:
Omega-3 Priority
Researchers say the results suggest diets lacking in omega-3 fatty acids may cause the brain to age faster. “People with lower blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids had lower brain volumes that were equivalent to about two years of structural brain aging,” says researcher Zaldy S. Tan, MD, MPH, of the Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research and the Division of Geriatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Lift, Mind and Muscle Memory
The B complex and L-Phenylalanine in Lift, the Choline in Mind, and the L-Arginine in Muscle Memory helps keep me motivated and focused to not only exercise but in all activities in my everyday life. They also help my muscles recover so I am able to exercise almost every day and keep my attitude and mood uplifted!
Joint Decision
The Glucosamine found in Joint Decision is thought to help the body sustain ligaments, tendons and cartilage. I can say that with my “Retired Gymnast Body” my knees had gotten very sore as I got older, however I have been taking Joint Decision and can say for a fact that my knees are now virtually PAIN FREE!!
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.