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Take HealthyAction4U – I did! Read my story…. January 9, 2010

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www.HealthyAction4U.com

It has been 70 days since I started with Advocare, and I have lost 32 pounds! I feel better, have more ENERGY and look 10 years younger! I started with a very strict adherence during the 24 Day Challenge and tapered off after that to a manageable on-going weight loss commitment utilizing SPARK and SLAM for energy, meal replacement shakes/bars for delicious, easy meals, and another MNS supplement round which I take every 4-5 days to keep me on track! This experience is great and is the beginning of a lifelong commitment to my health!

The results speak for themselves — I have NOT been exercising much and the weight is still coming off. If I step up my exercise routine to even 3 days a week of moderate activity, I am convinced I will lose those last 15 pounds with ease!

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Get started with the 24 Day Challenge – here’s how! January 8, 2010

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in 24 MINUTES you will FEEL the difference!  in 24 HOURS you will KNOW the difference!  in 24 DAYS you will SEE the difference!

Click here to order your 24 Day Challenge Pack!

PHASE ONE – Cleanse (Days 1-10)

PHASE TWO – Max Pack (Days 11-24)

For more details, click here.

 

HealthyAction4U – Make a Plan! Why Advocare?… January 7, 2010

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Exercise IS HealthyAction4U! January 6, 2010

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Did you know?

  • More than 60 percent of adults do not achieve the recommended amount of regular physical activity. 25 percent of all adults are not active at all.
  • Only 19 percent of all high school students are physically active for 20 minutes or more in physical education classes every day during the school week. In high school, enrollment in daily physical education classes dropped from 42 percent in 1991 to 25 percent in 1995.
  • The Expert Panel of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommend: “Every American should accumulate 30 minutes or more of moderate intensity physical activity on most, preferable all, days of the week …adults who engage in moderate intensity physical activity – i.e. enough to expend 200 calories per day can expect many of the health benefits described herein…” Those benefits include; reducing the risk of developing high blood pressure, helping to control weight, helping to build and maintain healthy bones, muscles, cardiovascular systems, and joints, and reduce feelings of depression and anxiety.
  • Chronic health conditions compose a major portion of health care costs in America. While 46% of people reported chronic health conditions, these conditions accounted for 76% of direct medical care costs in America in 1987 totaling 272.2 billion dollars.

What else can I do to increase my physical activity level?

Look for ways to add more physical activity to your daily routines. Making small changes in your lifestyle can make a big difference in your overall health. Here are some examples:

  • Take a walk for 10 or 15 minutes during your lunch break.
  • Take stairs instead of escalators and elevators.
  • Park farther from the store and walk through the parking lot.
  • Do housework at a fast pace.
  • Rake leaves or do other yard work.

Benefits of regular exercise

  • Reduces your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, diabetes and obesity
  • Keeps joints, tendons and ligaments flexible so it’s easier to move around
  • Reduces some of the effects of aging
  • Contributes to your mental well-being and helps treat depression
  • Helps relieve stress and anxiety
  • Increases your energy and endurance
  • Helps you sleep better
  • Helps you maintain a normal weight by increasing your metabolism (the rate you burn calories)

The Surgeon General’s latest report on physical activity (1996) endorses a moderate amount of physical activity that can be obtained by doing any of the following:

30 minutes of brisk walking

30 minutes of lawn mowing

30 minutes of leaf raking

15 minutes of running

45 minutes of volleyball

So keep on working America – looks for ways to add steps and movement to all your everyday activities!

http://supplementalscience.wordpress.com/2009/12/24/keep-on-workin-burn-those-holiday-goodies/

 

Is one cup of coffee bad for me? HealthyAction4U – Moderation! January 1, 2010

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I have really decreased my caffeine intake…Limiting myself to 1 cup of coffee and of course I always start my day with a Spark.


Coffee lore – truth or consequences?

Lately, there’s been a lot of stories in the news about coffee and whether it’s bad for you or not. We thought we help coffeepotstir the cup by casting light on some facts and fantasies about this oft maligned beverage.

First – Is caffeine a diuretic?

Sort of – Strictly Yes but in practice No – Caffeine only becomes a diuretic when consumed in amounts above 575 milligrams, or about 3.8 Grande Caffee du Jour’s (at approximately 150mg of caffeine each). Therefore, a typical Coffee Store Latte will cause little difference in urine production and will hydrate as well as water.

Will long term coffee drinking raise my blood pressure?

Here’s another sorta answer – Modest coffee drinking is associated with a small increase in blood pressure, Johns Hopkins investigators say, but it’s probably not enough to substantially increase your risk of hypertension.

In a long-term study of more than 1,000 men, drinking a daily cup of regular coffee raised systolic pressure (the upper number) by 0.19 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure (the lower number) by 0.27 mmHg.

Is Caffeine in coffee bad for me? – No – As with most things taken in moderation coffee and caffeine are actually good for you.

John Hopkins University School of Medicine reported that some of the health benefits of coffee include an improved sense of well-being, happiness, energy, alertness and sociability.

Another study conducted at the John Hopkins Arthritis Center examined the possibility that coffee consumption may protect against the development of gout. Increasing coffee consumption was associated with a decreased risk of incident gout, in the highest consumption group (6+ cups per day) demonstrating a significant 56% reduction in the risk of incident gout. Reported coffee consumption of 4 to 5 cups per day was also protective, with a 40% reduction in incident gout.

The New York Times has reported that the effect of 330 milligrams of caffeine in 16 ounces of ordinary brewed coffee enhance mood and mental and physical performance. However, in levels higher than 575 milligrams, caffeine can cause anxiety and an upset stomach.

A study done by J.A. Greenburg that coffee and tea drinking reduces the risk of Type II Diabetes. His research suggests that drinking coffee and tea may reduce the chances of a person getting type 2 diabetes. Drinks with caffeine may help the body use up energy faster, possibly leading to weight loss.

Other research conducted as part of studies on Parkinson’s Disease have found a connection between increased levels of coffee and tea consumption and decreased risk for Parkinson’s Disease. As part of a long-term study of the Honolulu Heart Program, a team of researchers examined the relationship between coffee intake and the incidence of Parkinson’s disease in 8,004 Japanese-American men over a 30 year period.

The incidence of Parkinson’s disease was found to be lower in those who drank coffee. In fact, the men who drank the most coffee were the least likely to get Parkinson’s disease. Men who did not drink any coffee were five times more likely to exhibit symptoms of Parkinson’s disease than men who drank more than 28 ounces of coffee each day.

Consumption of caffeine from other sources such as green tea, black tea, chocolate and soda was also associated with a lower risk of Parkinson’s disease. So go ahead and enjoy your daily taste, whether it be coffee, tea or chocolate – just remember to keep your consumption moderate.

Link to this article here ==> SupplementalScience.com

 

Need Energy? Another HealthyAction4U — Spark it up! December 27, 2009

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Do you ever need a little “pick me up” to get you going in the morning? Put Spark into your routine. Quit running to the coffee pot in the morning. Give yourself a Spark!

 

Keith’s Results December 22, 2009

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24 Days, 16 lbs and 10.5 inches… Take the 24 Day Challenge – FEEL the results, SEE the results, SHARE the results!

Click on blue Phases below to see program do’s and don’ts…

Cleanse Phase Program – Phase 1-  Day by day chart for Cleanse phase(first ten days) Don’t be alarmed this is a gentle cleanse to detox your body from the junk you were eating.  There should be no running to the bathroom or embarrassing mishaps. It is NOT that type of cleanse. The document explains when to take product, what not to eat, and how to maximize the 10 Day Cleanse.  Following the plan may determine how the cleanse works for you, you can do it…it’s only 10 days!

MNS Max Phase for 24day challenge – Phase 2 – Day by day chart for Max phase(Day 10-24).  Maintain healthy eating and add exercise to MAX this plan!  Add Spark or Slim to help with cravings and boost your energy!