Osteoporosis and low bone mass are a major health issue for more than 50 million Americans. By 2020, half of all Americans over 50 years are projected to be at risk of osteoporosis-related fractures. Large percentages of Americans fail to meet the recommendations for optimal calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D intake. Emerging science shows that we need more than just calcium to optimize bone health. Learn why calcium, magnesium and vitamin D are required to be strong to the bone!Read More
Just in case you need a little extra pep in your step to make working out a priority, here are some reasons that working out is a must for everyone.Read More
First of all, we don’t believe the excuse “I don’t have time to exercise”! What that statement is really saying is “I’m not making exercise a priority”. You shouldn’t need to wake up super early (because sleep is very important for both weight loss and recovery), or ignore your other responsibilities in order to make working out a priority, but rather just look to all of the short term and long term benefits for sustained motivation.Read More
A study found in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine found that aerobic exercise at a dose consistent with public health recommendations is an effective treatment for mild to moderate depression.
Ever find it interesting that people who workout on a regular basis don’t seem to complain about being tired, or sluggish, but rather they tend to exude a positive and invigorating energy? Science tells us why!Read More
An informative session by Jessica on the Be Your Best Challenge and an exciting reveal of the 2013 Challenge Champions! Hear inspiring stories from this year’s winners!Read More
To reduce your chances of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D) incorporate both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities into your routine! Aerobic exercise is physical activity that increases your breathing and heart rate- like power walking, jogging and swimming. Try resistance training and yoga as muscle-strengthening and conditioning activities to work your muscles.
A recent Harvard School of Public Health study found that muscle strengthening and conditioning activities are associated with a lower risk of T2D. The Harvard study followed nearly 100,000 women over eight years, and found that women who did more than 150 minutes a week of muscle strengthening or conditioning activity had a 40% lower risk of developing T2D than women who did no muscle work. In addition, women who did at least 150 minutes a week of aerobic exercise and 60 minutes a week of muscle-strengthening were a third as likely to develop T2D as inactive women.Read More
This morning I went to the gym, as I do most mornings before work, expecting to enter the chaos that typically follows the celebration of each New Year and the resolutions we so often feel inspired to make.
To my surprise the gym was a ghost town, even deserted by the regular crowd usually spotted at this time of morning.
So why is this happening? The answer is simple: people aren’t sticking to their resolutions! But that’s only to be expected when we arbitrarily throw up statements like “I’m going to lose weight” or “I’m going to eat healthier” and then don’t follow through with how we are going to get there. By not taking the proper steps for success we are setting ourselves up for failure.
So what does it take to succeed with our New Year’s resolutions?Read More
Finally sticking to a get-fit plan was one thing. Letting the momentum seep into other aspects of life was the next.
“Last summer’s clothes didn’t fit as nicely this summer,” admits Warren Gouws. He was ready to do something about getting into better shape. So when his friend invited him to register for the New England Tough Mudder, a 12-mile obstacle course, Warren figured that was just the motivation he needed.
Still, days would go by, even weeks sometimes, when Warren didn’t work out. “I kept telling myself I wasn’t in such bad shape and that I could easily start working out next week,” Warren says.Read More
Karen Thomas was not overweight. In fact, she was in pretty good health. She’d been using NeoLife products for years. But last summer, she had kind of an epiphany.
“The one thing I was missing was regular exercise,” Karen admits. And for this forty-something mother of three, growing old gracefully seemed more immediate than it had in previous decades.
“I want to live a long time with my mind intact and with the strength and energy to do the things I want to do,” Karen says.
Then she heard about the BE YOUR BEST Challenge. “I thought, This is a great incentive, I’d like to win $1,000, and I need some fitness goals,” Karen recalls. So she set her first fitness goal to complete in 30 days.Read More
Ever reached out for one of those seemingly ubiquitous energy drinks? There are dozens of them out there, and they seem to have become a staple especially with college students and clubbers. Sales of Energy Drinks skyrocketed to $9.7 Billion in the United States this year according to Symphony IRI data compiled by Bloomberg. Children and adults under 25 years provide most of that revenue. But consider this: in addition to the empty calories (some with over 50g of sugar!), many of them have caffeine and stimulant ingredients such as guarana, glucoronolactone and L- phenylalanine at dangerously high levels– often time combined in one product. Read More