Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Have A Heart Healthy Holiday with Cardio Juvenate Plus

In a video by Dr. Oz he stresses the importance of maintaining your healthy lifestyle throughout the holiday season.  He tells us that there are statistically more heart attacks on Dec. 26th  and Jan. 1st, are 12 times higher than any other days of the year. However, with the new Cardio Juvenate Plus formula, now with L-carnitine, you can stay heart healthy through the holidays.


So, how critical is it to stay active, de-stress and eat healthy? – More during this holiday season than any other time of the year!  It’s critical to make sure that even though all the “goodies” are laid out for everyone to enjoy, a little self-control can go a long way. Make sure you get out and take a walk with the family after the dinner (instead of that nap that comes around so easily) and make sure to eat healthy for all those football games on Christmas Eve and of course that Chicago Bears & Green Bay Packers game on Christmas night!


And, here’s the video from Dr. Oz himself…


And, of course staying on your healthy course with heart healthy supplement will ensure your holidays stay happy, bright and light!


Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa – So many to celebrate and that’s why it’s called the “Holiday Season”…


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

De-Stress - Maintaining a Healthy Heart during the Holidays

With the holidays in full swing, there's no doubt that your diet has taken a back seat to all of the 'sweet' festivities. From the treats that co-workers bring in, to the workouts missed for Christmas shopping, to the around the clock holiday parties and added stress that are just part of the tradition, your heart takes a big hit this time of year.


However, consider a few tips that not only help you resist the temptation, but also help you incorporate other heart healthy activities, such as getting in daily exercise, taking daily doses of l-arginine to facilitate better cardiovascular health and reducing stress when possible.


·         Exercise: Even though you might not be able to make it to the gym, you can get in some heart healthy exercise during the holidays in different ways. Walk a little faster when you are taking your initial spin around the mall for holiday shopping; you can always come back by a particular store later. Or, convince others in your office to step outside for an afternoon break and a quick spin around the block to work off those cookie calories.

·         L-Arginine Supplements: Depending on your needs, a supplement like fish oil capsules or l-arginine can contribute to a healthier heart.  Try an l-arginine supplement at the beginning of the day to reinforce your heart.

·         De-Stress: Stress is a huge heartbreaker – literally. If you are focused on heart health this holiday season, then make time to relax. Read a book or watch a family movie and just “be” so that you can unwind from all of the holiday excitement. If we've said it once, we've said it a million times, Holiday Heart Syndrome is not a myth. And, unfortunately, it does affect many families during the holiday season. Don't let it affect you.


The more that you can follow these three easy alternatives to a healthy holiday, the happier you will be and the safer your heart will be. And, as always, don't forget to check out Cardio Juvenate Plus for an added boost of heart health.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Deena Reviews Cardio Juvenate and Getting Better Workouts

Deena’s experience with the l-arginine supplement Cardio Juvenate is like many others. She noticed increased energy, better workouts, and she was finally able to find that 'zone' that you quite often hear about while at the gym. But what is 'the zone' and how do you know you've reached it?


Healthy Heart Zone

The healthy heart zone is a zone most often found by active walkers. It is a comfortable zone, 50 to 60% of your maximum heart rate, and is comfortable to achieve. In this zone, your body will burn 10% carbs, 5% protein, and 85% fat in order to create energy. 


Fitness Zone

This zone is a bit more intense, but still only 60 to 70% of your maximum heart rate and somewhat easy to achieve. You will burn more calories, and get tired quicker.


Aerobic Zone

You’re amping up your workouts in this zone, pushing your heart rate to 70 to 80% of the maximum. This is the training zone for endurance, improves circulatory health, and increases heart rate and lung capacity. In this zone you only burn 1% protein, and 50% carbs and fat. This is the ideal zone for maximum heart benefits.


Anaerobic Zone

In this zone you are at 80 to 90% of your maximum heart rate. This workout is intense, extremely difficult, and done in short intervals. Your body will be taken to the limit, and thus will start to produce lactic acid. In this zone, your body will be burning mostly carbs to gain energy, some fat, and very little protein.


Red-Line Zone

In this zone you are at 90 to 100% of your maximum heart rate. This zone should only be driven for after speaking to your doctor about your heart health. It should be used in extremely short intervals, perhaps one to two minutes at a time.



Watch Deena's Testimonial:

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

How Arginine Can Save Your Holidays

The holidays were made for over-indulgence, but indulgences might be killing you, literally. The winter holiday season is the period of time when heart attacks and heart disease are at their deadliest, but with a little help from arginine supplements you can avoid holiday heart disease. Some causes for this, according to multiple research reports, include the increased richness and volume of meals, the increased alcohol consumption at the holidays, and -- last but not least -- the added stress the holiday months provide.


Christmas and New Year's

Heart attacks hit their peak rates on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, and heart disease deaths are at their highest during the December and January months. But this isn’t merely the product of cold weather -- although low temperatures are known to be hard on the heart and can contribute to heart troubles and heart-related deaths, they don’t explain why heart problems pose their greatest risk at the holidays.


Heart Supplements

Heart supplements, arginine in particular, can be used to control a variety of conditions that may affect heart health. Medications for sodium, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and heart disease are all used to control existing conditions and protect the heart from serious health consequences. But many times during the holidays these medications and supplements are ignored and/or not taken inconsistently, which can worsen the condition of your heart and increase the risk of a medical emergency.


Unfortunately, it's for these reasons, and the fact that over-drinking, over-eating, and increased stress are all common aspects of the holidays, that December and January are the dealiest months for heart disease. In order to avoid a Christmas visit to the emergency room, stick to your heart healthy schedule, maintain a good diet, drink in moderation, get in your exercise, and try to reduce your stress.