5 Supplements for Better Health

supplements-for-better-health“What supplements should I be taking?” is probably the most asked question I get. Unfortunately, the answer is not as easy as listing a number of supplements. Diet, health conditions and medications can all affect what nutrients your body needs. If you have a great diet, are not taking any medications, and in good health, a few basic supplements may be all you need.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), adult Americans do not typically get enough of many nutrients including calcium, potassium, magnesium, vitamins A, C,  D and E. Continue reading “5 Supplements for Better Health”

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Exercise – A Game Changer

I normally choose not to read newspapers, but I’m at a conference and a copy of USA Today was left outside my door. This article really caught my attention: “Is This the Anti-Aging Secret?” The article was talking about how exercise may be the closest thing we have to the fountain of youth. While it does the obvious (helps us lose weight, shape and tone our bodies) it’s also incredibly effective in reducing the incidence of chronic illness, can help alleviate symptoms of depression by flooding our systems with “feel good hormones,” improves our quality of life, level of independence as we age, quality of sleep, self image, confidence, gives us energy, vitality and so much more.

So here’s my question…

What’s stopping you from starting an exercise program?

Let’s get these excuses out of the way:

1.    I’m too busy
2.    I’m too lazy
3.    I have no place to work out
4.    I’m too tired
5.    I’m too fat
6.    I don’t know what to do
7.    You don’t understand my lifestyle – there’s no place to fit it in
8.    I hate to exercise
9.    I don’t want to get hurt
10.    I don’t get results so what’s the point
Continue reading “Exercise – A Game Changer”

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