Health


Reliv Keeps You Moving

Keep Your Joints Healthy The wear and tear of an active lifestyle, compounded by the effects of aging, make it difficult to maintain healthy joint function. They may become less flexible and more painful. But continuing the right exercises combined with good nutrition can make a significant impact on your joint health — no matter what […]

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How To Drink More Water

  This post was adopted from Reliv International Your body uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues to help regulate its temperature and maintain other bodily functions. Because your body loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion, it’s important to rehydrate by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water. When you’re not […]

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Core Nutrition with Dr Carl Hastings

                              This post was adopted from Reliv International As the industry leader in core nutrition, Reliv offers you easy solutions for getting those essential nutrients that you probably don’t get from food alone. Reliv Nourish/Now contains an optimal blend of vitamins, […]

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Don’t Let a Stuck Scale Derail Your Efforts to Lose Weight

By Shannon Jurenka, Reliv Asia Pacific Marketing & Communications Manager Have you recently put in all your efforts to drop a few pounds and find that the scale has stopped budging?  Although you’re eating right, exercising more and incorporating new Reliv shake recipes, you’re finding the scale just won’t move in the lower direction.  Well […]

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The Reliv Story

Who We Are Reliv is a wellness company that researches, develops and manufactures nutritional supplements to address the most fundamental of human needs – good health through balanced nutrition. Scoring a Victory for Mankind The creator of the first Reliv products was the late Dr Theodore Kalogris, who after returning injured from WWII, worked as […]

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Healthy Habits from the Start

                          By Tina Van Horn, Reliv Product Marketing Specialist, originally published on Reliv International Blog. We are raising children today in a different society than most of us were raised in. Each generation faces their own unique set of challenges and today’s youth […]

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Why Having Family Meals Together Is Better For Your Health

This post was adopted from Reliv International Even though hectic work and school schedules get in the way of sit-down dinners every night, it’s important to remember to make it a priority to get together around the kitchen table almost every day, even if it is just for five minutes at breakfast as you all […]

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Form a Reliv-Vitamin D Friendship

This post was adopted from Reliv International. When it comes to your body getting enough of this vital nutrient, just 15 minutes soaking up the sun (without sunscreen) every day will increase your vitamin D production. And, on days when the sun isn’t shining, one serving of Reliv Nourish™ contains 10mcg (400 IU), which is […]

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Eat Your Way to Healthier Sleep

                      This post was adopted from Reliv International Research by the Sleep Health Foundation has found between 33 and 45 per cent of Australians have poor sleep patterns that lead to fatigue and irritability that’s putting them at risk of low productivity. Most people who […]

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Turning Back the Clock with Optimal Nutrition

There may not be a fountain of youth, but you can choose to live a healthy, active lifestyle to prevent the signs and symptoms of aging. Taking good care of your skin, cardiovascular health and mind – on down to the cellular level – can keep some of the less desirable parts of aging at […]

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Living Healthy, Living Happy

This post was adopted from Reliv Fit3 A healthy lifestyle isn’t just about working out and eating well. Living healthy and happy starts with a strong, positive mental outlook. Mental and physical health go hand in hand, and many people struggle with their self-concept and self-worth. When people don’t feel good about themselves, they can […]

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Healthy Skin From the Inside Out

                          This post was adopted from Reliv International From dark circles to wrinkles, there are many factors that contribute to the demise of your complexion. Thankfully, there are simple steps you can take to get that healthy, happy glow we all want. And it starts […]

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3 Ways to Stick with Your Healthy Resolutions

                              By Tina Van Horn, Reliv Product Marketing Specialist and originally posted by Reliv International How about a little reality check on that New Year’s resolution that you made to lose weight, eat healthier or start exercising? Are you still going strong?  […]

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Turn Back the Clock Through Healthy Aging

                          This post was adopted from Reliv International Healthy aging is a hot topic. Whether you’re concerned about weight gain or chronic diseases, the key to healthy aging is a healthy lifestyle. The good news is that no matter your age, it’s never […]

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Why Weight Loss Plans Should Include Micronutrients

                        This post was adopted from Reliv International and was written by Tina Van Horn, Reliv Product Marketing Specialist. Most weight loss plans focus on reducing caloric intake of macronutrients (protein, fat and carbohydrates) and increasing caloric expenditure through exercise, leading to an energy […]

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Chronic Inflammation: Put Out the Fire

This post was adopted from Reliv International   ACUTE INFLAMMATION: THE QUICK FIX Acute inflammation is your body’s reaction to something foreign, such as viruses, bacteria, allergens and trauma. When the foreign invader is no longer a threat, the inflammatory response should return to its healthy state: ready but not active. Acute inflammation is an important immune response that protects you from infection and repairs tissues […]

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Dr. Carl Explains 4 Reasons Reliv Products Work

                          This post was adopted from Reliv International By Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Carl Hastings It’s always exciting when someone new starts taking Reliv products. They like the taste of the shakes and how simple it is to take the […]

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Staying Healthy While You Travel

                          This post was adopted from Reliv International We’ve all been there. You plan a relaxing vacation, but when you return home your souvenirs include digestive issues, viruses or even some extra kilos. The good news is that with a little bit of […]

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Mastering Mindful Eating

  Eating is a natural, healthy, and pleasurable activity for satisfying hunger. However, in our food-abundant, diet-obsessed culture, eating is often mindless, consuming, and guilt-inducing instead. Mindfulness, the concept of being present in the moment, and mindful eating, being aware of all facts of the eating process, is being used widespread as a tool to […]

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Have You Had This Talk With Your Doctor?

                          This post was adopted from Reliv Internationl By Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Carl Hastings If your doctor knew you had a health condition that puts you at increased risk for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and many other chronic health conditions, […]

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Designed to Move

By Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist Angie Janes, M.Ed., M.A. The National Physical Activity Guidelines for adults state that Australian adults should do at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity, physical activity on most days. However, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare only 43% of Australian adults actually […]

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4 Golden Rules for Greener Health

                      Living green means we recycle, create less waste, and use fewer resources. These are all important ways to protect the environment. But what are you doing to green up your health? A healthy environment and a healthy lifestyle go hand in hand! Don’t pollute […]

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Food Fight: Tips to Get Your Toddler Eating!

A toddler who refuses to try a new food at least half of the time is a fussy eater. Approximately half of all toddlers fit this description, so it is no surprise that food issues are a source of stress for parents. Here are some tips to get your tricky toddlers eating right: Offer healthy options: […]

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Nectarines: A Smart Summer Snack

                        This post was adopted from Reliv International Summer is a fabulous time of year, not only for warmer weather but for the variety of delicious fruits that hit the supermarkets. The nectarine is one of those sweet and juicy fruits that provide a […]

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Beating Workout Boredom

This post was adopted from Reliv International The running shoes sit inside your closet, staring you down. When are you going to take me to the gym again? You pretend not to notice them and reach for slippers instead, knowing you’ll have much more fun at home tonight. When was the last time I used […]

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Make Exercise a Habit

For many people, ringing in the New Year will include making a commitment to healthier eating and more frequent exercise. Are you determined to meet your weight loss goals this year? The hard part is actually sticking to it and making real changes! Here are a few tips to help you keep on track and make […]

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Helpful Weight Loss Hints

This post was adopted from Reliv International Sticking to a weight loss goal is never easy, and keeping the weight off once you’ve lost it can be an even bigger challenge. Living a healthy life means eating right, exercising and taking care of ourselves. It requires being healthy in mind, body and spirit. For results […]

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6 Tips for Healthy Happiness

                          (This post was adopted from Reliv International) Think Healthy to Be Healthy A healthy lifestyle isn’t just about working out and eating well. Living healthy and happy starts with a strong, positive mental outlook. Mental and physical health go hand in hand, […]

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What you Need to Know About Vitamin B6

                        Benefits of Vitamin B6 Vitamin B6 (or pyridoxine) is involved in the process of making serotonin and norepinephrine, which are chemicals that transmit signals in the brain. It is needed for protein and carbohydrate metabolism, the formation of red blood cells and is […]

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8 Health Benefits of Increasing your Fibre Intake

                                  Experts recommend 30 to 35 grams of dietary fibre per day for a variety of health benefits. The average person gets only about 10 grams. Here’s a list of health benefits to encourage you to increase your daily […]

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Epigenetics: All in the Family

                          by Tina Van Horn, Director of Research & Business Development at SL Technology Inc., a Reliv Company (This post was adopted from Reliv International)   Nature and Nurture Everyone has genetic predispositions, those things that “run in the family.” For many this is […]

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Don’t Make the Mistake of Missing Breakfast

“I don’t have time for breakfast.” Does this sound like you? We’ve all been guilty of putting our morning meals at the bottom of the priority list; typically somewhere between getting the kids ready for school and running late for the train. While the odd missed breakfast might seem innocent enough, you’re actually missing out […]

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Bioavailability Makes Nutrition Count

                      This post was adopted from Reliv International Absorb This Do you ever wonder what nutrients you just ate are doing in your system? Maybe that vitamin C is being used to fight an infection, or hopefully that protein went straight to those abs you’ve been […]

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Fighting Chronic Inflammation: The Key to Prevention

This post was adopted from Reliv International What is Inflammation? We’ve all experienced acute inflammation — a cut, a bug bite, a burn, a sprained ankle, an allergic reaction, an infection. It’s the body’s way of protecting itself. Blood vessels near the damaged area constrict and then dilate to bring more blood to the area, […]

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How to be a Morning Person

Not naturally a morning person? Struggle to get everything done in the day? Try waking up 15-30 minutes earlier, so you’ll have ample time for one (or more) of our following healthy living tips that are sure to get you ready for the day ahead. Give Thanks: Spend some time as soon as you wake […]

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Reliv’s LunaRich Featured in Vitamin Retailer Magazine

                      The following passage appeared in the October 2014 issue of Vitamin Retailer magazine. The Cholesterol Connection to Heart Health A managed wellness lifestyle can improve cholesterol levels. By Lisa Schofield As purveyors of dietary supplements, no doubt retailers receive a steady influx of middle-aged […]

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Keeping Kids Healthy: Building Immunity Through Nutrition

                          This post was adopted from Reliv International With winter just around the corner the start of cold & flu season is fast approaching. All the sniffling, sneezing and coughing that goes with it, puts our immune systems to the test! It’s important […]

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3 Reasons to Splash into Sports Drinks

                          Isotonic sports drinks are essential for active lifestyles. When the body sweats, it loses water and nutrients that it needs to stay healthy. With this loss also comes the loss of energy, which could cause you to feel drained. Isotonic sports drinks […]

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Power Up Your Performance

  According to the Mayo Clinic, strength training can help you preserve and enhance your muscle mass at any age. The experts at the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center assert that strength training offers many benefits: ● Manage weight. Muscles act as the “engine” to burn calories more efficiently. The more toned your muscles, the […]

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Get Fit as a Family

If you’ve noticed that the kids have become TV watching zombies or your spouse is permanently connected to a smartphone, it’s time to get fit as a family! There’s never been a better time to start sharing the benefits of exercising with your loved ones. Benefits of Family Exercise The calorie-burning, cardiovascular improvements, and the […]

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Your Epigenetic Life

By Tina Van Horn, Research and Businss Development Coordinator, SL Technology, Inc., a Reliv company The right nutrition and lifestyle choices during all stages of life can have a profound influence on your good health. When it comes to developing healthy habits, “The sooner the better — but it’s never too late!” Have questions about […]

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Q & A with Dr. Carl Hastings and Dr. Alfredo Galvez

                          When you’re interested in nutrition and giving your body the best nutrients available, you can have a lot of questions. We passed along our most frequently asked LunaRich questions to Dr. Carl Hastings and Dr. Alfredo Galvez and compiled their answers here. 1. Reliv has always […]

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Understanding Epigenetics

The field of epigenetics is new and growing, but you don’t have to be a scientist to understand the basics. Here are some simple analogies to explain how epigenetics works on the cellular level. Who you are is written in both pen and pencil. Things written in pen you can’t change, that’s DNA. But things […]

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8 Helpful Steps for Intentional Grocery Shopping

                        We have all been there. It’s almost dinner time and you don’t have what you need to prepare a meal. You reluctantly go to the grocery store. Eyes glazed over, stomach rumbling and mindlessly roaming the isles, you begin to grab whatever looks […]

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Back to School the Healthy Way

                      The beginning of a new school year is here. Pencils, new shoes, and notebooks are important, but your children’s health is the biggest key to making this school year successful for the whole family. Rise and Shine Establish a morning routine. Determine how long […]

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Starting the New Year right!

How many times has this scenario played out? It’s almost January. You make the resolution to eat less, exercise more and finally lose that weight – once and for all. New Year’s resolutions are fun to make but extremely difficult to maintain. Research shows that only 8 per cent of those who make resolutions in […]

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Reliv Athlete Programme Update

We are pleased to provide you with a brief update on the Reliv Athlete Programme. The programme started several years ago in Auckland in association with some of Barry Magee’s athletes. Whilst Jono Jackson has been on board pretty much from the beginning, a number of the other athletes who have been involved did not persevere […]

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Understanding the Difference between Health & Fitness

Understanding the Difference between Health & Fitness is Critical. The terms ‘health’ and ‘fitness’ are often used interchangeably, but there are important differences between them. Fitness is a relative measure of physical performance compared to some form of standard. Fitness is measured in terms of measures such as how many push-ups or sit-ups you can do, how […]

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Today’s Food Falling Short

Most of us aren’t getting the nutrients we think we are. A comparison between the 2013 International Food Information Council (IFIC) Functional Foods Consumer Survey and National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data exposed large gaps in the percentage of consumers who believe they are getting the recommended Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) and the […]

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The Buzzz on Healthy Sleep

It’s 10 pm and too late to make a phone call, but how about just a few more emails? Stop. Make a quick to-do list for tomorrow, power down your computer and go to bed. You’ll get more done tomorrow, better and faster, if you get the proper amount of rest tonight. Here’s the science […]

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