Super-sized portions are everywhere – at restaurants, schools and in the grocery store aisles. This trend has certainly distorted the way most Americans view “normal” portions and contributed to the obesity epidemic (over two-thirds of the adult population in the U.S. is overweight or obese. scary, right?).
So whether your goal is to lose weight or simply to maintain, it’s important to control portion size and the calories you consume. In a recent study, researchers found a simple way to do just that.Read More
Imagine the awesome moment going on behind the scenes for the photographer of this photo. Being in that moment, senses heightened, the crisp smell of lush forest, your body enveloped in the warmth of the sun, and the gaze of your eyes beholding the majesty of the landscape as it’s beauty takes your breath away.
But now can you imagine that same experience minus the ability to see what’s around you? Probably a much less impressive picture. The sad truth is that 3.4 million (3%) Americans aged 40 and older are either blind or visually impaired. And an estimated 19 million children below age 15 are visually impaired. Read More
As far as we know, the fountain of youth is still yet to be discovered, but we’re pretty sure that what you’ll hear on this call is the next best thing.
But don’t chalk us up as one of the gazillions of anti-aging fads claiming to have found the ‘secret’ to making you look like a teenager minus the acne. Sure, we all want to look youthful and vibrant on the outside but what about the rest of what makes us who we are? What about your mind? Your long-term physical health? We’ve got the latest scoop on all things anti-aging!Read More
Indulge in NeoLifeShake with a festive taste of fall! You and your family can enjoy a protein-packed shake that delivers all the taste without the guilt! Get in the holiday spirit and try this three festive recipes, today!Read More
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
In the competitive workplace of today, college students all over the country are feeling the pressure to excel. Many resort to consuming large quanities of popular energy drinks, many of which may have dangerously high levels of questionable ingredients.
We put NeoLifeTea to the test in a recent survey conducted at Auburn University, where these hard working students tried our tea and told us what they thought. Here is a report of our findings, unfiltered and unbiased— the results may surprise you.Read More
New meta-analysis says that daily intake of resveratrol may improve glucose and insulin sensitivity in people with diabetes.
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition set out to quantitatively evaluate the effects of resveratrol on glucose control and insulin sensitivity.
Resveratrol is a polyphenol that has gained popularity because of its powerful health benefits. Resveratrol can be found in red wine and other antioxidant rich berries, and is even linked to the ‘French Paradox’ whereby the high-fat diet of the French has not led to a high incidence of heart disease and obesity because of a high level of wine consumption.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
When we hear the word nutrition, we often think of healthy foods. But healthy foods are really part of the diet. Our cells can only benefit from good nutrition if the foods in the diet are broken down into building blocks small enough to absorb. To sum it up, diet is what we eat, but nutrition is what our cells and tissues actually receive. In fact, there are six stages that make up good nutrition.
Our Scientific Advisory Board understands this distinction well, which is why each NeoLife Nutritional was formulated to support one or more of these vital stages so cells may receive the balanced nutrition they need.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
Anjana Srivastava, GNLD’s Executive Vice President, Product, Science & Technology, shares the benefits of Omega-3 and Fish Oil supplements. It is no surprise that they are the top selling nutritional supplement on the market! But, with so many on the market to choose from, how do you know you are choosing the right supplement? Watch this video to make sure you are choosing the right supplement for you and your family!
A very important lesson I have learned is that you can’t exercise your way out of poor nutrition.
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. Read More