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We Need Wellness To Be Well

It’s never been more important to focus on staying fit and staying well.  When they say, “Health is the new wealth.”  They’re not kidding.

Overall, a combination of mental, physical and emotional well-being creates an environment in the human body that promotes vitality and the ability to thrive.  Not just survive, but thrive.

Personally, when I am on my game with good nutrition, a solid exercise program, taking my supplements, finding some quiet time for a spiritual practice and of course getting some great sleep – I know I’m at my absolute best!

 

Our L+A Spring Skin Care Guide has 15 products that we love to help keep your skin fit this spring!

Wellness Requires Self Care

Excerpt From 10 Best Self Care Tips – A 2020 Self Care Check List

What Do You Mean By Self Care

Self-care is necessary. It’s like oxygen to your body. The busier you are, the more important this becomes. It doesn’t have to be time consuming or expensive. It’s just something that you do to help improve your overall sense of wellness. It can be anything that helps you grow, feel secure, rest, relax or reward yourself.

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Lisa Gornall

5 Tips To Stay Fit + Stay Well

1. Feed Skin From Within

Feeding the skin from within is an important way to help improve your skin’s appearance.  Many brands that we know have dietary supplements that you can take to improve your skin’s function.  We’ve used the DMK efa+ for a boost of essential fatty acids.  However, there are a few other products that we have found that can help improve the skin from within.

 

Anti-Aging Formula by Bend

 Available through Alexander’s Aesthetics II

Provides clinically proven ingredients working in a synergistic fashion. Bend has leveraged over 10 years of scientific research in this field to develop the first ever broad spectrum antiaging skin care ingestible. Helps in reducing skin sensitivity to UV-induced sunburn, helps improve skin hydration, helps improve roughness and redness (from skin inflammation), Helps improve skin elasticity and firmness and provides antioxidants for skin health. 

Collagen M.D Advanced Connective Tissue Formula Plus

Available through California Skincare Supply.

Provides enhanced, specialized nutritional support for healthy connective tissue throughout the body, now with an easy to dissolve, delicious flavor! Collagen Type I & III is enzymatically processed into low molecular weight peptides and micronized for maximum dissolution and assimilation by the body. The combination of biotin, folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin B12 along with the hydration properties of hyaluronic acid as well as alpha lipoic acid to help neutralize the damage caused by free radicals, making this professional-strength dietary supplement ideal for daily connective tissue support. 

2. Help Your Body Heal

Many of the skin care modalities that we perform on the skin are designed to cause a wound so that the skin’s repair function is stimulated to help strengthen firm the skin.  Even working out is designed to tear muscle so that as it repairs it grows.  Helping the body during this process can provide exponential benefits.  We found a supplement that will give you a boost in the healing process.

 

Glucosamine Sulfate

Available through Herbal Skin Solutions

Glucosamine is an amino sugar typically formed in the body from glucose. It is the initiating point for the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), including hyaluronic acid. This dietary supplement is known to support the body’s connective tissue and joint functions. Studies have also shown Glucosamine to speed healing in wounds and controlled injuries.

The rapid production of HA by Fibroblasts in the early stages of wound healing may be of crucial importance, as Hyaluronic acid stimulates the migration and mitosis of mesenchymal and epithelial cells. Increased levels of HA, observed during fetal wound healing, are also achieved by the topical application of HA during wound dressing, and are associated with quicker healing & reduced scarring. Glucosamine availability appears to be rate-limiting for Hyaluronic acid synthesis. Thus, oral administration of adequate amounts of Glucosamine during the first few days after surgery or trauma enhance Hyaluronic acid production in the wound, and promote swifter healing and fewer complications related to scarring. 

3.  Be Serene

Finding serenity in times when there is monumental stress, anxiety and fear can be hard.  There are many types of activities that you can do to help increase your levels of serenity.  But we found a way that you can “Be Serene” by learning more about Source Naturals.

I first found Source Naturals through their Wellness Formula.   It was recommended to me when I had a lingering cold.  I began taking it and my health instantly improved.  Then I randomly met the Source Naturals team at an event.  After chatting with the team and hearing testimonials from many other Source Naturals clients, I was totally hooked!  I begged them to work with us on this guide!  We’re so lucky to have them here!

Source Naturals

Source Naturals was created in 1982 to support each individual’s potential to enjoy optimal health.  The idea of combining many nutrients, herbs and nutraceuticals in one formulation, though common today, was then a rarity. Source Naturals pioneered the concept with Wellness Formula®, now the industry’s #1 immune support product. 

3 Serene Products To Stay Fit + Stay Well

1. L-Theanine – Focused Relaxation

L-Theanine is an amino acid that preliminary evidence suggests may help ease some psychological and physical aspects of normal everyday stress, including occasional anxiety and tension. Human studies have shown that taking l-theanine affects the emission of alpha waves in the brain associated with states of relaxation and focused attention. Preliminary research has shown that L-theanine crosses the blood brain barrier, and suggests that it may support healthy neurotransmitter levels in the brain, and inhibit the stimulatory properties of caffeine.
Magnesium is one of the most important minerals for obtaining deep relaxation and maintaining overall wellness. During times of stress, magnesium levels in the body can be affected. Supplementation with Serene Science Magnesium Serene™ provides this important mineral to the body for all its benefits including muscle relaxation and heart health. Magnesium plays an essential role in over 300 enzymatic processes. This bioavailable form can support calm muscles, nerves and relaxation.*
Theanine Serene® contains the amino acid L-theanine, to support relaxation and focused attention, and the calming neurotransmitter GABA. Taurine can support the movement of potassium out of neurons, which may help prevent overexcitation of neurons. It also features magnesium to support muscle and nerve relaxation, and calming holy basil leaf extract to gently soothe away the tension in your body. Try Theanine Serene to start relaxing today.*
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4.  Soothe Anxiety

Having anxiety in the body puts the entire body under stress. Alleviating that stress is vital to optimal wellness.  There are many paths to helping alleviate anxiety.  There are two that work wonders for us [Jenni + Barry].  We love to use CBD and find that its calming benefits help to soothe anxiety.  Also finding time to center and relax for any type of mediation is important.

Breath Work

Breathing exercises are one of the single most important things that you can do to relax and calm the body and the mind!  Breathing in to a count of 10 and then slowly exhaling to a count of 10 is a common practice to help soothe anxiety.  You can also find help with breath work by contacting Inspire Create Manifest. 

Meditation

We’ve used the Calm app for mediation.  If you have the L+A Mobile App you have FREE, exclusive access to Inspire Create Manifest’s short blog articles on Quieting The Mind and Energy Center Meditation, you can access these by downloading the L+A Mobile App, then under Education you can read the articles.

Virtual Meditation

Inspire Create Manifest also has virtual meditation sessions that you can join via Zoom.

CBD

There is much to be said about CBD and anxiety.  Here’s two that we love.  High Concentrate Wellness Supplement by Elmore Mountain and Full Spectrum CBD Oil, by Hempfield Botanicals.  

5.  Stay Active

You gotta move the body.  Regular exercise is recommended for a healthy body!  It’s no secret that we love it!  Jenni’s goes to Barre on the regular and Barry is all about the lifting!  We’re not here to tell anyone that they have to work out.  That’s a personal choice.  However, if you check with your doctor, we’re sure you’ll get a suggestion to do some type of exercise.

There’s so many options – but sometimes people don’t know where to start!  One of the best parts of the new social media world that we live in, is the growth of online training.  There are many trainers who offer online programs.  Barry worked with Fitbody  & Physique.  We’ve also featured Victor Spaulding on our site and he offers online workouts.  

 

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