3 Ways Golf is Good for Your Health

golferIn addition to the fresh air and camaraderie, recent studies show that playing golf provides a broad range of health benefits for the whole body. From better muscle tone to mental sharpness, here are three good reasons to start working on your swing.

Let’s Get Physical
Though tamer than most popular team sports, golf is still a very physical game. Playing on a regular basis can help improve muscle tone and increase stamina, at the same time helping to maintain a healthy weight. One study found that walking all 18 holes burns about 1,400 calories (800 if you ride in a cart). Not only are all those extra steps good for your heart, but a Swedish study found that regular golfers have a 40% lower mortality rate and live about five years longer on average. A day on the course has also been linked to a more restful night’s sleep.

Stay Sharp!
Ask any golfer and he or she will tell you golf is definitely a mental game, but here’s what you may not know: playing golf triggers the release of chemicals called endorphins in the body. Endorphins are natural mood enhancers that promote positive feelings. What’s more, golf involves a high degree of attentiveness and coordination, which is good for keeping the mind sharp. It also stimulates the circulation of blood to the brain and supports healthy nerve cells.

Golf Makes for Good Company
Golf is a highly social game by nature and offers a unique opportunity for interaction and companionship. This is important because a number of studies have connected socialization to a better quality of life, especially among seniors. Meeting up with friends or family members on the course is a great way to stay connected while taking advantage of the physical and mental health benefits of the game.

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Best in the Industry: Renew Life™ Products Earn 4 New Awards

product_award_collageRecently some of your favorite Renew Life products were chosen as the best in the industry by top health food retailer trade magazines including WholeFoods Magazine and Delicious Living, and we wanted to pass along the exciting news. Check out the details below!

Renew Life Skinny Gut Ultimate Shake
Taste for Life Essentials Award, Weight and Fitness Category (February)
Like us, the folks at Taste for Life magazine love helping people learn about the wholesome foods and nutritional solutions that can help them on the path to healthy living.‡ Their Essentials Awards honor those high-quality natural supplements they would recommend for their readers, and our Renew Life Skinny Gut Ultimate Shake was among them! The high-protein, fiber-rich, and certified-organic shake is grain free and formulated to promote digestive system balance to help achieve your goals.‡*

*Renew Life Skinny Gut supplements, along with lifestyle changes, promote digestive system balance to help achieve your ideal weight.‡

Ultimate Flora Women’s Complete 90 Billion Probiotic
Delicious Living Best in Women’s Health Finalist (March)
Every year Delicious Living magazine asks for product nominations from natural retailers, manufacturers, and their readers in order to select the best of the best for you and your family. Ultimate Flora Women’s Complete 90 Billion Probiotic is a high-potency, multi-strain probiotic with 90 billion live cultures and 12 strains per capsule of the most scientifically researched, beneficial probiotic bacteria—Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli. It is designed to help re-establish digestive balance, support immune health, and promote vaginal and urinary health.‡

Ultimate Flora (brand)
WholeFoods Magazine, Natural Choice Award, # 1 Best-selling Probiotic Brand (April)
The WholeFoods Magazine Natural Choice Awards are something special. They ask their readers to vote on their favorite products in 18 different categories, and our Ultimate Flora probiotic line came out on top in its category. Ultimate Flora high-potency formulas combine multiple strains of beneficial probiotics to support digestive and immune health.‡

CleanseMORE
Vitamin Retailer VITY Award, Specialty & Herbal Supplement Category – Fiber/Internal Cleanse Supplement (June)
Each year Vitamin Retailer magazine puts together a select list of natural supplements chosen to receive a VITY Award for excellence based on a nationwide retailer survey. Products are judged based on ingredient quality, targeted health benefits, and consumer popularity, and we consider it the highest honor when one of our products is recognized.

CleanseMORE™ is a potent herbal formula with natural magnesium to stimulate and hydrate the bowel.‡ It helps relieve occasional constipation without cramping discomfort and promotes the elimination of waste and toxins to help you feel rejuvenated.‡ We say keep those VITYs coming!

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