Karen Thomas: Striving For More

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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

Get Energy Without The Risk

neolife_tea_glassEver 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

Write It To Achieve It

Setting goals are vital to seeing the results we desire. Instead of juggling them in your head, try jotting them down. At NeoLife, we believe, “written goals have a way of transforming wishes into wants; cant’s into cans; dreams into plans; and plans into reality. Don’t just think it – ink it!” So, go ahead, try writing down your goals and use our 4 steps to help you achieve them!
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You Can’t Exercise Your Way Out of Poor Nutrition

A very important lesson I have learned is that you can’t exercise your way out of poor nutrition.

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People often ask me why they aren’t reaching their fitness and weight loss goals even when sticking to a good workout routine. Before answering, I usually recommend he/she start keeping a journal of what they are eating and drinking along with exercise and show me in a week.

Not surprisingly, this journal tends to reveal a pattern of justifying unhealthy eating habits with a little exercise and not enough nutrition. In this case I can follow up with the answer of ‘you can’t exercise your way out of poor nutrition!’ and then go on to point out what that person needs to cut out and what they should add to their diet. It doesn’t matter how hard you push yourself in the gym if you are eating poorly at home.
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How to wake up earlier

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Beep. Beep. Beep…Your alarm is going off in the morning. What’s your first thought? Snooze it or wake up for a morning workout?

If you’re not a morning person, your automatic reflex is probably to snooze it! You had every intention to workout in the morning but the idea of extra beauty sleep seems so much more beneficial. Not everyone can be a morning person, right? So, still half asleep, you reach over to hit the snooze button. As you turn back over in bed, you convince yourself that you’ll workout later!

You finally get out of bed and go on with your usual routine. Taking care of the kids, a day at the office or another day full of assignments at school which take priority over working out. So, again, you convince yourself that you’ll squeeze in a workout after your busy schedule.
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FITNESS

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Get into shape with NeoLife Club Marketing Executive & Certified Personal Trainer, Kendra Brassfield. Kendra will share her fitness tips and workout routines with you on the blog!

“Discipline determines destiny.” Three words that carry a lot of weight and truth in all aspects of a person’s life, including fitness.

It is important to develop discipline around your fitness routine especially when it comes to consistency. Our muscles go through cycles of break down and repair which make it important to be physically active on a regular basis. With that said, it’s also important to HAVE FUN!!

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