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5 Ways to Summer Proof-Your Workout

5 Ways to Summer-Proof Your Workout

With temperatures rising and no relief in sight, it’s easy to let your workout fall to the wayside. But fret not, workout buffs. These tips will summer-proof your workout.

  • Hydrate. Hydrate properly throughout the day — if you’re thirsty, you may already be dehydrated! When you sweat, your body loses important electrolytes. Add the sizzling summer heat and you’re at serious risk for dehydration. After a workout, water alone probably won’t meet your needs. Instead, reach for an isotonic sports drink (like Innergize!®) with at least 50mg sodium and 30mg potassium per serving as well as a carbohydrate such as fructose to boost energy production.

  • Plan Ahead. Heading out for a long run at noon on the hottest day of the year isn’t smart. Instead, plan your workouts around the sun — head out in the morning or evening when the sun is the weakest. Make the best of a rainy day and enjoy a refreshing jog. If you do workout during peak sun time on a clear day, avoid reflective surfaces like sand that will attract reflect UV rays.
  • Protect. When planning your summer workout, don’t forget about the largest organ of your body — your skin. Suntans are so last year! Now, proper skin protection is all the rage. When you head outside, use a sweat proof sunscreen SPF 30 or higher. Relivables® Sunscreen SPF 30+ Spray is an oil-free formula with a convenient spray pump so you can reapply often.
  • Dress-Up. Jogging in sweat-soaked cotton clothing can make even a leisurely jog feel like boot camp. Avoid this pitfall by donning moisture wicking workout gear that pulls sweat away from your skin. Dark colors will protect you from harmful UV rays, and don’t forget to protect your scalp with a hat! Team Reliv’s black sport shirt and black runner’s cap are perfect hot weather options available in Reliv’s Company Store.
  • Avoid Heat Stroke. Here are some signs to look for:
    • Hot, flushed skin and a lack of sweat
    • Headache
    • Disorientation
    • Trouble breathing

Follow these tips and you won’t melt like a popsicle in the sun this summer!

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Yours in True Health!

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July 2, 2011 Posted by | Alternative Health, Fitness, Health, Health and Wellness, Men's Health, Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Women's Health | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Balance Nutrition for Your Workout!

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June 23, 2011 Posted by | Alternative Health, Fitness, Health, Men's Health, Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Women's Health | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Walk Right In… The Benefits of Walking

Around here, there’s no exercise we don’t love. Yoga, running, and rock climbing all have a place in our hearts. But we don’t discount the most unassuming exercise of all, walking. It’s a great no-fuss way to exercise (all you need are comfortable walking shoes!), and a moderately intense pace — 100 steps per minute — is the key to losing weight.

If you’re in the mood for taking advantage of the season’s long nights with more walks, investing in a pedometer is a good idea. You’ll know exactly how many steps you take each day, which can keep you on the right track with your goals. Once you’re ready to go, here are some more benefits of walking that you can look forward to!

  • It’s a moderate calorie burner. Walking at a 20-minute-mile pace burns about 103 calories every hour, which is not too shabby. And if you pick up your pace, you can burn a few calories more an hour — a 15-minute-mile pace will burn about 118 calories. Add a few more movements to your walk, and you’ve got a veritable cardio routine going on.

Check out more benefits of walking after the break!

  • It can combat that uncomfortable post-big-meal feeling. Barbecues and other Summer celebrations got you feeling stuffed? Taking a walk after indulging can not only aid in digestion and help combat heartburn, but it can also reverse some arterial damage caused by fat.
  • It’s makes a perfect fitness date. Need to catch up with a friend? Swapping happy hour for a walking date means you still get the best of both worlds — all the gossip you can handle while burning a few calories (and not ingesting all those empty ones)!
  • It’s a gateway exercise. If you want to become a runner, walking is a great place to start. Create a plan to gradually increase your pace and turn your normal walks into full-on runs in no time!

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I use to run marathons and now I do more walking. It is finding the time to walk… so I park the car a little further away. (In the florida heat this is not always what you want to do during the summer. LOL) I find small things to so to make sure I benefit from walking. What do you do to fit walking or running into your schedule?

Yours in Achieving great health!

Katrina

June 18, 2011 Posted by | Alternative Health, Fitness, Health, Health and Wellness, Men's Health, Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Vitamin, weight loss, Women's Health | , , , , , | Leave a comment

3 Steps to Launching Your Perfect Exercise Regimen

Three Steps to Launching Your Perfect Exercise Regimen

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The first step often is the hardest, but once you get started, you’ll find it’s as easy as 1-2-3 to find your perfect exercise regimen.

Step One: Determine Your Fitness Level

If you’re new to working out, it’s important to visit your healthcare professional before getting started. She/he will be able to help you assess your fitness level and identify a regimen that won’t have you feeling overwhelmed and looking for excuses not to continue.

For example: If you’re very flexible, a stretching routine with strength moves might be just the right moves. On the other hand, if you’re strong but lack flexibility, take a look at yoga classes or other flexibility training programs to help improve your range of motion, enhance your strength and create overall fitness.

Remember that jumping into any workout with improper form or excessive fervor can cause serious injury, so being honest about your fitness is the first step and should not be overlooked.

Look beyond what you traditionally think of as exercise. A health club or gym is a great place to start your physical fitness regimen, but it’s not the only place. You might consider daily walks, or playground basketball games, or even dance classes. Just start moving.

Step Two: Determine Your Goals

Weight loss, increased energy, overall health … people engage in exercise for many reasons. Before committing to a particular exercise regime, identify your short- and long-term goals, which will help you identify the best exercises for you to achieve them.

  • Aerobic Exercise: Research shows that regular aerobic exercise—also known as cardiovascular exercise or “cardio” — increases your heart rate and helps burn calories rapidly; cardio may also help elevate mood, increase concentration, ward off several types of cancer, reduce symptoms of depression, prevent heart disease and improve insulin resistance in people who have diabetes. But even if you didn’t know about all the benefits, you probably knew that aerobic exercise typically burns the most calories and is a significant variable in weight loss. Some great aerobic activities include jogging, swimming, tennis, dancing, kickboxing and spinning.
  • Strength Training: Lunges, crunches, push-ups and weight lifting are just a few examples of excellent ways to improve strength, tone muscles and burn fat. In fact, muscle burns more calories than any other body tissue, so even when you’re not moving, one pound of muscle will burn 35-50 calories each day — nine times more than a pound of fat burns. Strength training exercises have the added benefit of improving bone strength and fighting osteoporosis, decreasing your blood pressure, preventing lower back pain, increasing your resting metabolic rate, promoting psychological well-being and — if that weren’t enough — aiding in insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism.
  • Flexibility Training: Yoga and Pilates have become important ways for many people — including some with limited physical abilities to relieve muscle tension, improve posture and balance, increase range of motion and elongate and relax muscles, which can help prevent muscle and joint injuries. An added benefit of yoga and Pilates is strength development. If these aren’t for you, try Tai Chi or simple stretches … but check first with your healthcare professional to make sure you’re making a choice that’s right for you.

Step Three: Find an Activity You Enjoy

Your local gym or fitness center most likely offers qualified trainers, plenty of strength and aerobic equipment and high-energy classes as well as meditative yoga and Pilates instruction. But if you can’t afford the membership or if you hate the gym atmosphere, there are still plenty of options available for group or solo activities: fitness videos, dance lessons, athletic teams, walking and running outdoors, hiking and bicycling, to name just a few.

The key: Find something that matches your personal interests and comfort level. Think about whether you enjoy working out alone or with groups. Do you prefer setting your own pace, or do you like the motivation of an instructor or trainer? Would you rather workout indoors or out? Keep in mind that the best exercise regimens include a variety of activities that challenge your entire body and prevent boredom, so if you can’t decide on one perfect activity, go ahead and do a few!

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June 12, 2011 Posted by | Alternative Health, Fitness, Health, Health and Wellness, Men's Health, Nutrition, Reliv, Sports Nutrition, weight loss, Wellness, Women's Health | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Review of Reliv’s 24K Energy Drink

Review of Reliv’s 24K Energy Drink

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June 9, 2011 Posted by | Alternative Health, children, Fitness, Health, Health and Wellness, Men's Health, Nutrition, Reliv, Sports Nutrition, Women's Health | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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