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Weight Lifting for a Better Life – Reliv


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

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.
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.

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

Improving Your Health in Your 50’s and 60’s

One of the most interesting things I have discovered is that you can improve your health no matter what your age. Getting old and the aches and pains that come with it don’t have to be your reality. You can change how you feel and your health. Blair and Joy share their story with you in this great video.

Blair and Joy have been my mentors and a huge support to me. They have been taking Reliv for years and it shows. Blair is still active in softball and the energy they have! I look forward to having their energy and health. I know that by taking Reliv I am preventing many aches and pains. I look forward to be active in my 70’s and 80’s. Feed the body the nutrients it needs is important. Think of it this way… our food only grows if it the soil has nutrients and water. The human body is the same. It need nutrients and water to stay healthy.

Please share this great video with your friends and family. Tweet it or Facebook it! You don’t have anything if you don’t have your health.

Yours in Achieving Better Health!
Katrina van Oudheusden

Reliv comes with a 30 day money back guarantee. Try it today… Contact me at

Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or medical condition. Our products are designed to provide optimal, balanced nutrition and to target specific wellness needs.

May 20, 2011 Posted by | Alternative Health, Fitness, Health, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Reliv, Soy, Vitamin, Wellness, Women's Health | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

5 Ways to Better Women’s Health

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5 Ways to Better Women’s Health

Many women are notorious multi-taskers who function best with a list in hand. Yet often you’re left off your own “to-do” list while you care for everyone else. You’ve heard it before: To be able to better care for others, you must take care of yourself. And if mama’s happy, everyone’s happy!

Make every day Mother’s Day. For you — and for your family depending on you — treat yourself to the gift of better health. Just follow this five-step checklist…

1. Boost breast health.

Nutrition plays a vital role in breast health. Make sure you’re topping off your day with enough vitamin D. In the Nurses’ Health Study, women who had higher blood levels of vitamin D had a 30 percent reduced breast cancer risk.

New studies also suggest that regular, moderate consumption of soy foods lowers the incidence of breast cancer. Aim for at least 11 grams of soy per day. Just one serving of Reliv Now® or Reliv Classic® includes 7 grams of soy protein plus an optimal blend of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and herbs.

Antioxidants such as selenium and beta carotene promote breast health by enhancing the immune system. So eating a well-rounded diet plentiful in fruits and vegetables along with your daily Reliv shakes is a good start toward healthier breasts.

2. Strengthen your bones.

Calcium’s role in bone health is widely understood, but other nutrients can play a significant role as well. Research shows the isoflavones found in soy foods may prevent osteoporosis. In addition, studies show the polyphenols in green tea help build bone strength. Reliv’s SoySentials® women’s health formula brings these nutrients together in synergistic combination for maximum benefit.

3. Lose weight.

It seems every woman wants to lose at least a few pounds to look and feel better. But who has time to calculate points, calories, carbs or grams? Losing weight doesn’t have to be complicated. Reliv’s Slimplicity® Weight Loss System combines a delicious, meal-replacement shake rich in satisfying soy protein with Accelerator Capsules containing breakthrough ingredients to curb your appetite and boost your metabolism. The simple system also includes a pedometer, exercise and food journal, meal plans and ongoing support to help you lose weight the healthy way and keep it off.

4. Manage PMS and menopausal symptoms.

If premenstrual syndrome (PMS) makes you feel a bit monstrous every month, bump up your vitamin B intake — specifically thiamin and riboflavin. Research shows these B vitamins can reduce PMS symptoms by 35 percent. Other research also shows diets rich in calcium and vitamin D can help symptoms while even lowering the risk of developing PMS in the first place.

When menopausal symptoms are a menace, work more soy into your diet. Isoflavones, found in soy, can reduce the frequency of the annoying hot flashes due to menopause. Black cohosh also can help reduce hot flashes and improve mood.

Reliv’s SoySentials contains a unique blend of soy protein (a whopping 10 grams per serving), potent antioxidants, probiotics and herbs to ease the symptoms of PMS and menopause. The carefully balanced ingredients work together to promote bone health, support the immune system and keep your body performing at its peak.

5. Find more energy.

Exercise actually boosts energy levels so you can get more done in a day. Exercise also promotes weight loss and benefits your bones, breasts and heart. Meanwhile, being active helps reduce energy-sucking stress. To amp up your energy even more, try Reliv’s 24K™, a caffeine-free, sugar-free energy drink with 24 health-promoting ingredients. These include resveratrol, B vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids to break through brain fog, reduce stress and increase energy. With 24K, you’ll be able to fly through your to-do list with energy left over to enjoy your family and friends!


For more information about Reliv contact me. I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to share this article with your mothers, sisters, aunts, cousin, or any other female in your life.

Yours in Optimal Health!

Katrina van Oudhesuden

May 17, 2011 Posted by | Alternative Health, Health, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Reliv, Women's Health | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

No Longer Suffering with Menopause Symptoms or Depression

After recovering from surgery for endometriosis, Albania was plagued with menopause symptoms, depression, and constant diarrhea. Find out how the Reliv nutritional products changed her life.

I always tell people that the human body is organic. We feel better when we eat right and exercise. When we are taking medications they are not always natural but synthetics and most of the time our body doesn’t really know what to do with it. We mask one symptom to have another show up. Food is what nourishes the body and without it we don’t live. Reliv has patented nutritional products, proven safe and effective. All products come with a 30 day money back guarantee.
If you would like to learn more about Reliv or to start taking Reliv products contact me through my Reliv web site.

Your in Finding Health and Hope,
Katrina van Oudheusden
Independent Reliv Distributor

Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or medical condition. Our products are designed to provide optimal, balanced nutrition and to target specific wellness needs.

May 12, 2011 Posted by | Alternative Health, Diets, Fitness, Health, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Wellness, Women's Health | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Eat Right, Live Longer

We all know that we need to be eating right and here is a study that has been going on for 18 years. This is a great article brought to you from our family and friends at

Eat Right, Live Longer!

Eating the right foods may add years to your life. That’s what Harvard University researchers found in a study of more than 72,000 U.S women.

The findings, based on an 18-year Nurses Health Study, showed that women who ate the largest amounts of fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains were 17 percent less likely to die during the course of the study than those who ate the smallest amount. Specifically, these healthy eaters were 28 percent less likely to die of heart disease or stroke. Other key parts of the healthy diet include legumes, fish and poultry.

Women who had a “Western” eating pattern that includes red and processed meats, sweets, French fries and refined grains like white bread, were 21 percent more likely to die during the 18-year study period than those women who avoided those foods and followed a healthier eating style.

The study, reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, underscores the importance of healthy overall eating patterns. It’s not about one specific food or vitamin. It’s about providing your body with a steady variety of nutrients essential to your health.

If your eating habits are less than perfect, consider adding a backup plan — like Relìv Classic® or Relìv Now®. These powerhouse nutritional supplements take the guesswork out of good nutrition. Every Relìv product is precisely formulated to deliver optimal levels of the essential vitamins, minerals, protein and phytonutrients necessary to support overall wellbeing. And that can mean a longer, healthier life.

I think what really jumped out at me with the article was the need to eat healthy overall. It is not just one vitamin or mineral that will change your health but it is your overall eating habits that decide your health.

For me going out was a treat when growing up. We always ate at home and both my parents worked. I was the one that did most of the cooking once I was able too and fell in love with it, but that is another story.

I just know that when I take my Reliv shake twice a day I am giving my body everything it need to take care of itself. So if I decide to have Taco Bell for lunch I am still getting the nutrition I need from my shake. But I have found that I do crave more fruits and vegetables now… strange but true.

If you would like to learn more about Reliv go check out my website

Yours in Optimal Health!

Katrina van Oudheusden

December 3, 2010 Posted by | Alternative Health, Diets, Health, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Vitamin, Women's Health | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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