5 Steps to Better Women’s Health

SubscribeButton-webwomenshealth1-webMany 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! Continue reading “5 Steps to Better Women’s Health”

10 Ways to Stress Less

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A simple one-syllable word can do a lot of damage to your body and your mood. Stress.

Stress seems to be epidemic today. Many factors can feed it: world events, financial worries, job insecurity, family illnesses, work overload, children, traffic or just simply life’s daily issues.

These stressors can worsen high blood pressure and cholesterol levels; increase back pain, headaches and stomachaches; aggravate allergies; suppress the immune system; cause sleep problems and fatigue; impair mental judgment and memory; and make you cranky, nervous, sad and depressed. Long-term, stress can age your body and leave you more vulnerable to life-threatening illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes. Continue reading “10 Ways to Stress Less”

Shake Off Colds and Flu

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Right now, many people are wrapped in the throes of colds and flu. Sneezing, coughing, sore throat, runny nose, stuffed sinuses and fever knock people out of their routines and leave them tired and miserable. While visiting viruses cause colds and flu, some people seem to get sick more often and more severely than others. Why? People get sick more easily — and more severely — thanks to stress, lack of sleep and poor nutrition. What you put into your body is key to keeping you healthy. Good nutrition strengthens your immunity to fight viruses (and disease) and helps you get better faster. Continue reading “Shake Off Colds and Flu”

Take Vitamins to Heart

Take Vitamins to Heart

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Much attention is focused on breast cancer prevention in women — and rightly so. Yet we often forget that the number one killer of women in America is heart disease.

Exercise and a healthy diet are key to a heart-healthy lifestyle. New studies are suggesting women may want to consider adding multivitamins to their fight against heart disease. Continue reading “Take Vitamins to Heart”

Health Is All in the Family

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Family Groceries 8-3-11In your family, special mementos, such as your great-grandmother’s china, may be passed along through generations. You may also inherit Uncle Fred’s prominent nose, Aunt Bertha’s musical talent — or your mother’s poor heart health. Family provides the foundation of well-being, physical attributes and our health — good or bad.

Many health problems, including major illnesses like heart disease and diabetes, as well as contributing risk factors such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol, can be rooted in genetics. If your family has a history of these health issues, you’re at higher risk for developing them. Continue reading “Health Is All in the Family”

7 Resolutions to Make This Your Healthiest Year Yet

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1. Reach your healthy weight. Okay, let’s get the most common/most ditched resolution out of the way. Most of us need to lose at least a few pounds. But before you figure out how you’re going to do it, understand why you need to lose weight. Being overweight impacts every part of your body, from your heart to your kidneys to your bones and joints. It puts you at higher risk for heart attack, stroke, diabetes and osteoarthritis. And your self-esteem is generally lower when you’re carrying too many pounds.

Losing weight doesn’t have to be hard. A good start is the Reliv Slimplicity Weight Loss System. It includes a delicious, protein-packed meal replacement shake, appetite-curbing Accelerator, a pedometer, a food and exercise journal and other tools to support your weight loss efforts. Continue reading “7 Resolutions to Make This Your Healthiest Year Yet”

Do You Have Synergy On Your Side?

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Every now and then, we hear about studies reporting that one single vitamin wasn’t shown to have an effect on a certain condition — such as vitamin C and colds. Often these simplified findings occur because the study looked at the vitamin in isolation rather than how it naturally interacts with other nutrients to benefit our health.

Nutritional relationships are highly complex. Many vitamins and minerals work in tandem with others to enhance absorption, effectiveness and health benefits. They’re like family — they NEED each other. This is called synergy. Synergy is all about how a group of powerful nutrients work together to give the most bang for their buck. Continue reading “Do You Have Synergy On Your Side?”

4 Nutrients That May Help Prevent Headaches

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When you look around the world today, we face big headaches: environmental disasters, financial crises and political unrest. But if your own head hurts, that’s all you can focus on.

Headaches affect nearly everyone at some point. Types of headaches include tension headaches, migraines, cluster headaches and sinus headaches. Continue reading “4 Nutrients That May Help Prevent Headaches”

Stress-Proof Your Holidays

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In the midst of the holiday hoopla, are you “laughing all the way” or stressing every day? While this season is known for peace and joy, sometimes it can be overwhelming and stressful even to the most seasoned Santa.

What Stress Does to Your Body
Stress affects you physically, mentally and emotionally. It can trigger insomnia, headaches, irritability, anxiety and depression. Heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke are also linked to stress. It also can cause weight gain. Continue reading “Stress-Proof Your Holidays”