It’s that time of year again! The holiday’s are nearly over and we’re thinking ahead to the New Year! This is the time when we also begin to evaluate the past year. As we review, we remember the things we did well and that makes us proud. On the other hand, we also remember those things that we didn’t do so well and those things challenge us. Of course, one of the things that we always consider at this time year is our health. After our holiday indulgences, we know we’ve got to make some changes. Our energy levels are lower, in fact we’re worn out. We’ve most likely put on a few pounds or several pounds duriing 2009 and we definately want to shed that extra weight. Simply put, the last year(s) has caught up with us and it’s time for us to do something about it!
So at this time of year we make New Year’s Resolutions! We love them and we hate them! We have the conviction we need to see it through when we make the resolution, but as we’ve all experienced sometimes that doesn’t last very long. In fact, a few weeks later our resolution is often a disppointment and/or forgotten. Well let’s make this year different! Let’s jumpstart our New Year’s Resoluton with an 8 week “Get Fit” Challenge!
We’ll succeed together as we support and encourage each other to have fun and “stay the course”. Please join us and learn more about the “8 Week Get Fit Challenge”. The first class is an orientaton and is free. We’ll workout and present our course of action with several options….if you like what you see and hear you’ll have the opportunity to join us, however there is no obligation! So get a workout partner, put on your workout gear and join us! You’ll be glad you did!
8 Week “Get Fit” Challenge
Aerobics and Wellness Training
Location TBA in Coweta, OK
First Class and Challenge “Orientation”
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Classes meet Tues & Thurs
January 7 – March 4
Grab a friend and come to the class on Thur, Jan 7 for free!
Class size is limited….please reserve your space for the orientation ASAP!
Minimum 10 students for class to make.
Please forward to information to your friends!
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Have you ever considered that there might be an upside to adversity?
Author, Os Hillman gives some great tools to deal with adversity in our lives. There’s always a ring of authenticity that comes from someone who is living and writing out of their own personal experience, including their adversity.
So if you feel like you’ve had more than your fair share of adversity, we encourage you to pick up this book. We believe it will profoundly encourage and empower you!
“A defining moment is a time in our life when everything changes and we know that there’s no turning back. A defining moment crystallizes us and shapes us into the kind of people we will be. It’s an event in our lives that gives form and meaning to our existence.” -Os Hillman, The Upside of Adversity
AdvoCare Spark® Energy Drink mix is a unique multi-nutrient system that’s designed to provide nutritionally advanced, long-lasting energy and enhanced mental focus.* Its 21 vitamins, minerals and nutrients work synergistically to give you healthy, balanced energy without making you jittery like other caffeinated beverages.*
Spark’s unique combination of ingredients gives you fast-acting energy and B-vitamins enhance your body’s natural energy-sustaining processes.*
For mental focus and clarity, the neuroactive amino acids in Spark help sharpen your mental focus and alertness by supporting your brain’s ability to efficiently transmit messages within the nervous system.* With five refreshing flavors and only 45 calories per serving, Spark gives you a lift that lasts for hours.*
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- Blend, shake or stir contents of one pouch or slightly rounded scoop into 8 fluid ounces of water or the beverage of your choice.
- For a pitcher, stir four scoops into 32 fluid ounces of water or the beverage of your choice.
- Consume 1 to 3 times per day, preferably between meals.
Caution: Children and pregnant or nursing women should consult a healthcare professional prior to use.
Not for use by persons who are sensitive to caffeine or choline.
B-vitamin complex (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and pantothenic acid), taurine, L-tyrosine, choline, caffeine, GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid)
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Today we are pleased to bring you a great article written by our esteemed SciMed Board Chairman, Dr. Robert Hackman. His article is to provide some tips on helping manage menopausal changes.
AdvoCare’s Formula W is an important development in women’s health supplements. But at AdvoCare, we also promote a wellness lifestyle, recognizing that no matter how sophisticated the supplement, nothing replaces or substituted for wise dietary choices, regular physical activity and other health-promoting practices.
Many Formula W users are in the perimenopausal time of their lives – a period where a wellness lifestyle can make a huge difference in how one feels, looks and performs. A distillation of some of the top recommendations by leading health authorities includes:
Consume a diet rich in whole grains, vegetables and fruits (7-9 servings of vegetables and fruits per day)
Consume oily fish twice weekly or take a scientifically sophisticated omega-3 fatty acid supplement. Remember, not all omega-3 supplements are of the same quality or effectiveness.
Maintain bone health. At a minimum, consume at least 1,200 mg calcium and 800 IU vitamin D daily. Additional nutrients such as vitamin K, magnesium and key trace elements such as zinc, boron and manganese are also important for a complete bone health supplement
Moderate your intake of alcohol to 1 serving per day.
Balance calorie intake with physical activity (calorie expenditure) to maintain a healthy weight.
Avoid hot flash triggers, e.g., spicy foods, hot beverages
As we grow older, more physical activity is needed than when we were younger, since metabolism naturally slows down with aging. A wellness lifestyle includes some form of physical activity nearly every day. Most health experts recommend a minimum of 30 minutes and up to 60-90 minutes of physical activity, 5 or 6 days/week
Be sure to combine weight-bearing activity (to maintain muscle mass and strength) with aerobic activities to help burn calories and maintain cardiovascular health.
Quit smoking. Because smoking is linked to a decline in estrogen levels, women who smoke reach menopause about two years earlier than nonsmokers. Smoking doubles a woman’s odds of developing heart disease and is a major risk factor for osteoporosis.
Be prepared to regulate your body heat. Dress in layers that can be removed if hot flashes occur. Use a hand-held or battery-operated fan for cooling. Take a tepid or cool shower before bedtime.
Originally published on supplementalscience.com by Dr. Robert Hackman, Ph.D., Board Chair – Research professor, Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis.
For More Information:
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Heal
WomensHealth.gov, US Department of Health and Human Services
New York Times article on menopause
Web MD – Menopause
Mayo Clinic on Menopause
AdvoCare is the proud title sponsor of the Independence Bowl in Shreveport La., on December 28, 2009. The Independence Bowl is a post-season NCAA-endorsed Division l college football bowl game that has featured top college teams for the past 34 years. The 2009 AdvoCare V100™ Independence Bowl is expected to capture an audience of millions through its national coverage on ESPN2 at 4 p.m. CT.
With this partnership, AdvoCare introduces V100™. This new product is a NCAA compliant multivitamin that is permitted for coaches to give to their players. To have a product in the locker room is an extraordinary opportunity that gives AdvoCare credibility in the collegiate sports community.
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