The Latest on Resveratrol’s Blood Sugar Management Potential

girls_tre_picnicNew 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

5 Simple Ways to Find Time for Exercise

girl_plankingFirst 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

Exercise and Be Happier!

people_running_smiling2A 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

A Must Read for Women of Any Age!

15671371_xlTo 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

Diet VS. Nutrition

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

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

Maintaining a Balanced Life

Jerry BrassfieldJerry Brassfield is an Entrepreneur from California. He founded GNLD, a global health and wellness company, parent company to NeoLife, as well as other successful ventures including auto dealerships, restaurant chains, and real estate. His passion is helping others to cultivate success in business as well as a well rounded life.

Recently I have encountered many people that ask me how I have managed to have multiple successful businesses and still find time to be with my family and live a balanced life.

This seems to be a challenge that many of us face as responsibilities compound in our daily lives, and I am not exempt facing struggles of this nature in my own life. But one thing I have realized is that focus is the key to a balanced life.Read More

5 Tips to Beat a Weight Loss Plateau

Friends in a spinning class 2014 is your year to Be Your Best! Now is the time of year that most people get motivated to start getting healthy, fit, and lose weight. In the beginning of a new routine results typically start to show very quickly, but then comes the dreaded plateau. Don’t be discouraged! It’s natural for your body to get used to your healthier lifestyle. And the good news is that you can avoid plateaus with just a few easy changes.

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Resolutions- What you need to know for success!

kb_resolution_imgThis 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

Warren Gouws: From Intention to Action

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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