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Greg Pryor: Fighting the Stress of Post Season Baseball

KC Royals 1985 World Series Win

KC Royals 1985 World Series Win

After I attended my first MLB game in Cleveland, Ohio as a 7-year-old, I became “addicted” to baseball.  Fortunately I was able to spend 16 seasons as a professional player (5 seasons for the Kansas City Royals).  I have experienced the depths of stressful feelings that baseball can create, on and off the field.  Last season, all KC Royals fans were treated to one of the best postseason runs in baseball history.  I noticed a resurgence of incredible love for Royals baseball from thousands of “veteran” fans and new ones.

We were constantly on the edge of our seats during the month of September and October as we lost work time and sleep!  Some of us forgot what day of the week it was! From the glorious night of last season’s Wild Card game versus the Oakland A’s to the last out of the World Series….WE FELT STRESSED!

The ’15 Royals team has been so much fun to watch from spring training to the inevitable day we clinched our first American League Central Division title since 1985! We are thinking ahead of who our opponents might be in the Division playoffs, and, hopefully, the American League championship and World Series game. Again, it is STRESS time for many Royals fans!

As a co-owner of a health and nutrition company for the past 20 years (lifepriority.com), this is a great time to inform you about how stress affects us and offer some information that might help increase your natural defense systems to deal with the stress in our lives, especially all Royals fans!

Stress is the body’s natural response to threatening situations, and it affects everyone. Stress can be good, like buying a

brainnew car, or bad, like running up credit cards. Either way, your body and mind react to such situations with a heightened state of readiness, which is called the “fight or flight” response. This reaction causes your brain to make hormones including adrenaline and cortisol.

Adrenaline gives you more energy by increasing your heart rate and blood pressure.  Cortisol increases the amount of glucose in your blood and impairs bodily functions that might be harmful in a fight or flight situation, such as digestion and reproduction. This can help you perform well on a test or at a sporting event, but it can also distract you, keep you up at night, and make you lose your appetite.

Stress becomes chronic when your body does not shut off its stress response, so you are always in a heightened state of readiness.  This affects your immune system and can lead to mental and physical health problems.

One of the ways that you can defend yourself is to make sure that you provide your body with stress-reducing nutrients through your diet. To ensure that your diet provides you with enough of those nutrients, you should consider supplementing your diet with a potent, high-quality multi-vitamin with adequate amounts of B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin D3, and omega-3 fatty acid. Life Priority offers the following products that allow you to touch all of your nutritional bases so put them into your daily nutritional “lineup”: One Per Meal Lifeguard, Sunlife, Omega-3 Priority, Vita C2, Lift and Mind.  Read about these great products and other Life Priority products at www.lifepriority.com 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.

Cultivate a Healthy Mind with Vitamin D3

The brain is one of the most important aspects of your body, but many times people don’t perform routine maintenance on it like they would their bodies. People work out at the gym and tone their bodies to keep a nice figure, but what about their brains? We constantly use our brains and sometimes take them for granted, assuming that they will continue to function at a high level, but the brain also requires fine tuning.

Just like our body needs proper nutrition, our brain also needs an adequate amount of nutrients to perform all the necessary tasks in a day. People can start to lose their mental sharpness as they age, but age isn’t the only thing that negatively affects the brain. Recent studies have shown that deficiencies in Vitamin D3 can lead to disorders like Alzheimer’s and dementia. The deficiencies in Vitamin D3 can lead to a decreased thinking ability, and can also affect memory.

Brain Health from Vitamin D3

Vitamin D3 is important to keep your brain healthy and performing at a high level. In addition to helping the brain be able to think and remember things better, Vitamin D3 also promotes an improved sense of wellbeing and happiness. Vitamin D3 may also help with motor, muscle and heart functions while supporting your bone health. Vitamin D3 is extremely important to your overall health, but especially in regards to your brain, so make sure you have enough and don’t become Vitamin D3 deficient.

Studies have shown it can be safe to use Vitamin D3 supplements and thus boost your health. Here at Life Priority, Vitamin D3 can be found in our SunLife product and would be a great addition to your diet. Start living healthier today and invest in Vitamin D3 and SunLife.

 

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.

The Amazing Benefits of Vitamin D

SunlifeParents have always encouraged their kids to go outside and play, and this is especially true for today’s world full of computer devices, smart phones, video games and countless other gadgets. It’s far too easy to sit inside a nice cozy house and get lost in the newest episode of the latest hit show or surf the net for hours on end, but this could actually be more harmful than believed. The lack of Vitamin D (something we get naturally from the sun) can potentially be harmful. So what can we do if we do not want to frolic in the sun? The answer: take Vitamin D supplements.

In a recent study by the University of Kentucky, researchers discovered that Vitamin D is important for maintaining a healthy brain. The study was performed on rats, but the results are still relevant to human counterparts. Rats with lower levels of Vitamin D struggled with cognitive functions like learning and memory. If rats have a hard time retaining and recalling new information, we could be in trouble since we have so many distractions. Vitamin D is also important to help fight depression and maintain bone health. In addition, low levels of Vitamin D are associated with Alzheimer’s disease and certain cancers and heart issues.

So maybe our parents were right in encouraging us to go outside and get some sun, but if we can’t find the time, Vitamin D supplements also work. Either way, make sure your diet is sufficient in Vitamin D to help avoid potential health problems.

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 - Eyes on Vitamin D

Do you need Life Priority Vitamin D3?

If you are not already taking a Vitamin D3 supplement, you really need to consider it. The vitamin is so important for multiple body functions and contains many preventative properties. Vitamin D3 is so difficult to come by naturally that we have no choice but to supplement our diets. In the supplement world there can be many gimmicks and low quality products that don’t always get regulated and can’t be trusted, so do your research and find a high grade product.

Life Priority D3 provides 2,000 IUs of Vitamin D per serving. This highly researched, special formulation contains Vitamin D3 which is the most bioavailable form of Vitamin D3.

Vitamin D is essential for calcium absorption which aids in muscle and bone functioning, heart functioning, brain health, emotional health, normal cell division, and much more. Vitamin D is only naturally acquired through sunlight exposure and consumption of fish. In today’s society, we are spending less time outdoors and in many populations we are not eating large amounts of fish that would provide us with an adequate Vitamin D dose. If these are both true for you, and you want to reap the benefits Life Priority Vitamin D3 has to offer, then you need supplementation.

Why Our Bodies Need Vitamin D Supplementation

Sunlight Trees Horses Herding Horseback Cowboys

The year is 1817, void of our current-day electronics, processed foods, and 8+ hour desk job work days. The farming and agriculture industry reigns, where 90% of the population lives on a farm and produces their own food.

This lifestyle encouraged ample amounts of sunlight to be absorbed into the skin thus, producing Vitamin D for our bodies to use. In those times, Vitamin D deficiencies were not an issue like they are today.

Vitamin D is a unique vitamin in that our bodies do produce it, but as our habits change and we age, it becomes harder to trigger its production. Natural Vitamin D food sources are very limited and only include fish and egg yolks. Some foods can be fortified with Vitamin D, but natural sources are the best way to obtain the Vitamin.

This is where it becomes problematic for us today. We are already faced at a disadvantage with such a limited number of food sources where we can access Vitamin D. Couple that with the fact that our population hardly spends time outside in the natural sunlight like we did 200 years ago. We are hit with a double whammy where Vitamin D deficiencies seem inevitable.

Vitamin D is essential for our bone, cardiovascular, and neuromuscular health. It is for these reasons that we require Vitamin D supplementation. The recommended dietary allowance of Vitamin D for adults aged 51-70 years is 600 IU. For adults over 70 the amount increases to 800 IU (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). With our modern lives that are mainly spent indoors, we simply cannot naturally produce these amounts resulting in us relying on supplementation to keep us healthy.

Make sure you are being proactive about your health and being intentional when it comes to obtaining Vitamin D and seeking out supplementation.

Be sure to speak with your health care professional before you start taking a Vitamin D supplement.

https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminD-HealthProfessional/#h2
http://www.health.harvard.edu/mens-health/vitamin-d-and-your-health
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