5 Tips to Help You Concentrate on Concentrating

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Ever find yourself thinking one million thoughts at once? You’re not alone. We are constantly trying to multitask and cram too many things into one little day — or even one little moment. Many of us struggle with getting anything done because we can’t focus. Stop the craze! These simple guidelines can help prioritize your thoughts and get you back on track. Continue reading “5 Tips to Help You Concentrate on Concentrating”

6 Tips for Healthy Happiness

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A healthy lifestyle isn’t just about working out and eating well. Living healthy and happy starts with a strong, positive mental outlook. Mental and physical health go hand in hand, and many people struggle with their self-concept and self-worth. When people don’t feel good about themselves, they can go to the extremes of eating way too much or not eating at all. A healthy lifestyle is about balance. Continue reading “6 Tips for Healthy Happiness”

Chronic Inflammation: Put Out the Fire

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by Tina Van Horn, Director of Research and Business Development at SL Technology, Inc., a Reliv Company

Register now for Tina’s next live webinar “Keeping Kids Healthy in a Fast Food World” this Wednesday, October 21, at noon Central.

ACUTE INFLAMMATION: THE QUICK FIX

Acute inflammation is your body’s reaction to something foreign, such as viruses, bacteria, allergens and trauma. When the foreign invader is no longer a threat, the inflammatory response should return to its healthy state: ready but not active.

Acute inflammation is an important immune response that protects you from infection and repairs tissues following injury. In most cases it is short-lived because the stimulus that triggered its activation is no longer present. The immune system has done its job of destroying the pathogens and healing the damaged tissues.

CHRONIC INFLAMMATION: THE SLOW BURN

But what happens when the inflammatory stimulus doesn’t go away? Many of the environmental signals that trigger inflammation are less obvious, continuous threats that keep the immune system functioning at a low level for a long period of time. This leads to chronic inflammation — a lowgrade, systemic condition often without any immediate symptoms. Over time, chronic inflammation slowly destroys tissues, leading to cumulative and serious damage. Continue reading “Chronic Inflammation: Put Out the Fire”

Fitness: The Healthy Choice

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Life is filled with choices, some harder than others, but in every case the decision is ours. What will I eat for breakfast? What will I wear to work? What will I do when I get home from work? What do I want my life to look like in 10 years? The list goes on and on. And all these questions center around one big one: What lifestyle will I foster and live out?

Living a healthy life means eating right, exercising and taking care of ourselves. It requires being healthy in mind, body and spirit. Fitness is central to it all. Whether you’re going to the gym or playing tag football with your kids every Sunday, there are many great options for staying physically fit. The endless benefits exercise supplies your body, mind and spirit should get you moving every day. Check out these key rewards and hop to it! Continue reading “Fitness: The Healthy Choice”

Tricks to Keep Treats Healthy this Halloween

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Is the abundance of Halloween treats overflowing from the grocery store isles and into your cart? It can be very tempting when you’re walking past the endless displays of fall-themed sweets. Here are some ways to fight the temptation and come up with your own healthy versions of Halloween-themed treats! Continue reading “Tricks to Keep Treats Healthy this Halloween”

Science & Health Today: Focus on Children’s Health

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October is Children’s Health Month, an observance created to bring national awareness to the health issues children face today. Unfortunately, too many U.S. children suffer from our national epidemics of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease — problems that used to be very rare in children. Changes in society and poor health habits are increasing children’s risk of disease. Consider these statistics: Continue reading “Science & Health Today: Focus on Children’s Health”

Fall Into Fall: Get Active with Your Family!

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The leaves are starting to turn and the air is crisp. Pumpkin spice everything is hitting the shelves and making its way into our homes. Fall is officially here! What better time to get outside and active with your family than in the breezy, bright red and orange, 60-degree weather? Here are some ideas t get you started: Continue reading “Fall Into Fall: Get Active with Your Family!”

Reliv Is a Forever Buy: Billy Kennick

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Name: Billy Kennick
Hometown: South Jordan, Utah
Gigs: Reliv, loss prevention manager
Reliv Regimen: ProVantage®, Reliv Now®Innergize!®, Arthaffect®

Family Impressions: After years of trying many different supplements, I wasn’t getting the results I wanted. Once I noticed how my grandparents’ health improved after using Reliv, I decided to give it a try. I now take Reliv every single day and have for four years. Continue reading “Reliv Is a Forever Buy: Billy Kennick”

Food Fight! Tips to Get Your Toddler Eating

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The biggest struggle of my day lately is getting my 2-year-old to eat. Up until a month ago, she ate everything I prepared for her without a fight. Now, a typical mealtime consists of whining, crying, kicking and throwing her food, followed by a huge headache for mom! “Snackies” she says, as she tries to pry open the cabinet to find the hidden stash of fruit snacks. If only fruit snacks delivered all the nutrition she needs! Here are some tips to get our tricky toddlers eating right: Continue reading “Food Fight! Tips to Get Your Toddler Eating”