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24K highlighted in Beverage Innovation magazine

Beverage Innovation magazine, a food and beverage industry publication, featured 24K™ as a healthy alternative in its March 2011 look at the energy drink market. The article highlights the unique formulation that distinguishes Reliv in this competitive market sector.

I have found that since taking 24K I feel better, have more energy, and my mental focus is better. When you work as a chef at  one restaurant, Build your Reliv Business, and recently purchase a restaurant… you need all the energy, focus, and stress relief you can get! I get it all by taking 24K. It has helped cut my hunger and I have found that I am also losing weight. I take it in the morning and I don’t have that afternoon slump.

This is a drink I will be taking for life! Text “24KDrink” to 69302 for a very special offer

Yours in Optimal Health,

Katrina

May 31, 2011 Posted by | Alternative Health, Diets, Fitness, Health, Health and Wellness, Heart Disease, Nutrition, Reliv, Soy, Sports Nutrition, Vitamin, weight loss, Wellness, Women's Health | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Weight Lifting for a Better Life – Reliv

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Strength training offers strong benefits to your body inside and out.

Muscles
Having stronger muscles not only helps you lug more grocery bags at once, it also increases your flexibility and balance. Poor balance often contributes to falls and broken bones in older people, which can lead to disabilities and life-threatening complications. A study showed post-menopausal women who progressively strength trained just two days a week had a 75 percent increase in strength and 13 percent increase in balance.
Bones and Joints
Stressing bones through strength training increases bone density and reduces the risk of osteoporosis and fracture. In
addition, a study of postmenopausal women showed gains in hip and spine bone density through just two days a week of progressive strength training. Strength training also can reduce pain in joints. In a study of older men and women with moderate to severe knee osteoarthritis, strength training decreased pain by 43 percent. At the same time, it increased muscle strength and general physical performance, improved the clinical signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis, and decreased disability.
Heart
Running for miles or doing other aerobic activity isn’t the only way to strengthen your heart. Strength training also
builds the heart’s aerobic capacity. Because of this, the American Heart Association recommends strength training to lower heart disease risk and as therapy for patients in cardiac rehabilitation. Strength training also helps heart health by lowering LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and triglycerides while raising HDL (“good”) cholesterol. In addition, when you’re conditioned through regular strength training, your heart rate and blood pressure are more likely to stay steady during activities like lifting or carrying, so your heart is less strained.
Weight Loss
It’s simple math. Muscle burns more calories than stored fat. So people with more muscle mass have a higher metabolic
rate. In fact, strength training can boost metabolic rate by 15 percent so you’re burning more calories to help you lose weight. And the more muscle you have, the easier it is to control your weight. Also, as you age, you naturally lose muscle mass especially after age 50. Unfortunately, if you don’t do anything to replace the lean muscle you lose, the percentage of fat in your body increases. Strength training will replace the muscle you would otherwise lose to keep your body leaner.

written by our friends at Reliv.com

May 29, 2011 Posted by | Alternative Health, Diets, Fitness, Health, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Reliv, Sports Nutrition, Wellness, Women's Health | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Bigger Biceps, Better Health!

Dr Carl Bigger Biceps, Better Health

Today, building muscle is more about brains than brawn. It’s a smart way to stay healthy
now and into the future. Strength training is for everyone of every age, young adults to the elderly, men and women.
Sure, impressive biceps and six-pack abs can be a perk of strength training, but strength training also builds multiple health benefits for every part of your body — seen and unseen.

When you strength train, you strengthen your tendons and ligaments to better protect your joints from injury. Your range of motion improves. Your bones get stronger. You have better balance and function. Your cardiovascular
health improves. Strength training also can reduce the signs and symptoms of many chronic conditions, including arthritis, back pain, depression, diabetes, obesity and osteoporosis. Research also suggests that regular strength training helps improve blood sugar control.

Strength training isn’t new. But people are finally recognizing how important it is to overall health. Pump up your health status with strength training and Reliv nutritional supplements such as ProVantage® and 24K™, ideal companions to keep you going strong today — and tomorrow.
To your health,
Dr. Carl W. Hastings
Reliv Vice Chairman &
Chief Scientific Officer

To Order these products today contact me through my website Katrina.Reliv.com

To A Better Health!

Katrina van Oudheusden

Independent Reliv Distributor

May 28, 2011 Posted by | Alternative Health, Diets, Fitness, Health, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Reliv, Soy, Sports Nutrition, weight loss, Wellness, Women's Health | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nutrition to Take For a Better Workout!

Powerful Partners

24kprovantage Give your workouts a shake and a shot! A ProVantage shake provides nutrition you need for strength and muscle building. And a shot of 24K can give you that added boost of energy you need to power through your workout!

Reliv supports every part of your active lifestyle through nutritional products, online support, health tips and the Team Reliv Fitness Club.

ProVantage® and new 24K™ are perfect complements to strength training. They’ll maximize the results from your efforts while energizing you through every rep. Packed with 13 grams of soy protein, ProVantage provides a balance of nutrients formulated to improve performance, endurance, recovery and repair. 24K nourishes your body and provides fuel for healthy, real energy to promote peak performance throughout the day. Take a look at how a few key nutrients found in these products partner with strength training for real results:
Soy protein
Increases muscle mass and function, reduces fatigue, burns excess body fat for increased energy and promotes maximum fitness levels.
Creatine
Helps extend peak athletic performance for longer periods of exercise and reduces muscle recovery time. Studies show combining creatine and strength training leads to greater gains in strength and lean muscle mass and helps adults over age 50 better retain strength and muscle mass that they lose as they age.
Tonalin® (CLA — conjugated linoleic acid)
Helps reduce body fat and increase muscle tone by helping the body extract more energy from less food. A study showed those taking a combination of creatine and CLA while strength training had greater gains in muscle endurance, an increase in fat-free mass and a decrease in body fat percentage.
Coenzyme Q10
Promotes energy production and boosts athletic performance so you can power through your workout.
Resveratrol
Helps muscles use oxygen more efficiently to enhance performance. Also may increase exercise endurance.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Aids in energy production. Also may help with oxygen delivery to active muscles to delay fatigue during exercise.

To order these product contact Katrina through her website Katrina.Reliv.com

Text the phrase “24KDrink” to 69302 for a very special offer for 24K

Cheers to you perfect health!

Katrina van Oudheusden

May 27, 2011 Posted by | Alternative Health, Fitness, Health, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Reliv, Sports Nutrition, weight loss, Women's Health | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Which Exercise Myths are NOT TRUE!

Which Exercise Myths are NOT TRUE! by Leta Shy

Earlier this week we asked you which exercise myth had you convinced for way too long, and you weren’t too shy to let us know! We already debunked the myth that muscle turns into fat, but here are the most popular myths that you believed and why they are so completely untrue!

Myth: Strength training makes you bulk up.

You said: “[I believed] that strength training would make you bulk up — [but] it’s HARD for women to put on tons of muscle without really trying!!” — Gabriela Une Vie Seine
Fact: Many of you said you believed the bulking myth. In reality, however, building huge muscle requires testosterone coupled with a serious weight-training regimen (not to mention a protein-filled diet), so you aren’t going to sculpt a bodybuilder physique unless you really want to. Strength training is an important part of any exercise routine; the more muscle mass you have, the higher your resting metabolic rate will be. And while the rate of muscle building depends on your body type, not only will strength training give you a higher calorie-burning rate, but it’ll make you more defined as well (as celebrity trainer Jackie Warner says, “Would you rather have fat under those jeans or a little bit of tone?”).

Myth: You can eat whatever you want as long as you exercise.

You said: “[I believed that] if I work out everyday I could eat whatever I wanted. Duh!!!!” — Facebook user Brighty
Fact: Whether or not you gain or lose weight is all about the math. Losing pounds happens when you have a caloric deficit, meaning you eat fewer calories then you burn. Whether you want to maintain, gain, or lose weight while you exercise, having your metabolic rate checked and wearing a heart rate monitor can help you know exactly how much you should be eating. What you eat is also important, especially if you’re training for a race; it’s important to find the perfect balance of fats, protein, and carbs that will keep you fueled and energized.

Find three more popular myths debunked after the break!

Myth: You should just do “fat-burning zone” exercises to lose weight.

You said: “[I believed] that you would lose more weight if you stayed in the ‘fat burning zone’ instead of upping it into the [more-intense] cardio zone.” — Vanonymous
Fact: Wouldn’t it be nice if all we had to do was walk away the pounds? The fat-burning zone you see on cardio machines refers to lower intensity, lower heart-rate zone exercises that burn more fat calories than carbs. In reality, however, the type of calories burned matters less than the overall amount of calories you are burning; if you want to lose weight, higher intensity cardio exercises will do that more efficiently, so it’s better to up the intensity and go for the overall burn.

Myth: Six-pack abs are just 1,000 crunches away.

You said: “[I believed I could] spot train fat away . . . I used to try and work my hips and stomach like crazy thinking the fat would just go away because I worked those areas so hard. Now I know that it is a total body workout plus cardio AND a good diet will get me there.” — teacupkat
Fact: Toning exercises are important for obtaining definition, but without the right plan your well-defined muscles will be hidden under a layer of fat. To banish the belly, stick to a healthy balanced diet and remember to do high-intensity cardio exercises to burn that stubborn fat as well.

Myth: Doing cardio is the only way to lose weight.

You said: “[I believed] that cardio was the only way I could ever lose inches and pounds. It wasn’t until I got a stress fracture in my foot from too much running and switched to lifting weights three times a week with a trainer that I realized the importance of strength training — and I actually got down to a size 2!” — laellavita
Fact: It’s not all about cardio, however. Some of you believed that cardio exercises were your magic ticket to shedding pounds, but as mentioned above a balanced exercise routine should include strength training as well, since more muscle mass equals higher metabolism. In fact, not only should you become a regular in the weight room, but you may want to try out heavier weights as well; studies have shown that women who lifted heavier weights and did fewer repetitions upped their caloric burn compared to women who used lighter weights and did more reps.

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May 27, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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