The Complete Heart Health Picture

Can antioxidants from grapes really keep you young at heart? The answer is a resounding “yes.” With ProvexCV, we’ve taken the humble grape and turned it into a supercharged heart protector. We concentrated the flavanoid power of nearly 10,000 grapes into every bottle. ProvexCV also contains four other natural heart-health powerhouses to help support overall cardiovascular health, maintain healthy blood pressure levels, and help reduce LDL oxidation by 70% compared to vitamin E. ProvexCV delivers the heart health support you need with just two easy-to-swallow capsules. ProvexCV is also available as part of the Vitality 6 (Essentials + Heart) and Vitality Total (Essentials + Heart + Body) packs. Nature’s answer to cholesterol. Phytomega is a […]

Are You As Fit As You Look?

Or do you just hide your fat well? If you’re relying only on your scale to tell you whether you’re healthy or not, you could be in for a shocking surprise. A recent Mayo Clinic study estimates that up to 30 million Americans have a condition known as NWO (normal weight obesity) or “skinny fat.” While skinny-fat people look trim and healthy on the outside, their body fat percentage, cholesterol levels, and blood pressure rival that of obese people and they are vulnerable to the same obesity-related risks. Remember that slender does not equal healthy. If you seem to be blessed with a perfect metabolism, take a closer look to make sure you are as […]

The Whole Story on Whole Grains

“Whole grain.” The term seems to be popping up everywhere from your breakfast cereal and bread to your favorite chocolate chip cookies. But what exactly does it mean, and why is it so good for you? It all starts with a closer look at the grain. Grain’s Anatomy Some of the grains you’ve known and loved for years are “whole grains,” but you probably know them as wheat, corn, rice, oats, barley, quinoa, sorghum, spelt, and rye. The fact is, all grains start out as “whole grains,” meaning they include all three parts of the grain: Bran—the outer layer Endosperm—the large inner portion Germ—the innermost “sprout” When grain is refined—often to produce a lighter, finer […]

The Importance of Activity

By now, you are probably aware that regular exercise—about three hours of aerobic activity per week—is an essential part of a weight loss program. However, if you hit the gym every day but spend the rest of your day at your desk, in the car, or on the couch, then you’re still not reaping the full benefits of an active lifestyle. Here are the Activity Pyramid recommendations for adding movement to your lifestyle: Every day: Find extra ways to be active—take the stairs instead of the elevator, park further away, walk the dog, play with your kids, hide the remote control, etc. Three to five times per week: Accumulate a total of 30 minutes of […]

Creating Accountability

Some of the greatest challenges in a successful weight management program occur within your own mind. It’s the daily battle with questions like: Can’t I skip exercise today? Will it matter if I don’t weigh in this week? A few cookies before bed can’t hurt, can they? One of  the best ways to overcome this challenge and make the questions irrelevant is to build accountability into your program. When you know that you will be held accountable for what you do and eat, sticking to the program becomes a lot easier, and eventually will become second nature. The key to building accountability is twofold: creating accountability to one or more other people and creating accountability […]