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10 Reasons to Attend the Generation Next Event – Saturday, February 25, 2017

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  1. Be among the first to try the new QSPA Products because they will be a game-changer for you and your business
  2. Meet the Experts – we have some incredible presenters and you won’t want to miss them
  3. It’s the first quarter of 2017 and this is a perfect time to jumpstart your business to the next level and beyond
  4. You might win one of the amazing Prizes we will be giving away
  5. This is the kind of event where you meet people who may become lifelong friends
  6. Meet the Clar8ty Leaders & Experts who are behind the scenes and have come from near and far to participate in the Generation Next event
  7. Learn new things from the Experts such as the power of Breathe, Listen, Thrive
  8. Bring your friends, family, and associates and enjoy making plans for the future
  9. Hear Testimonials from other successful Brand Promoters that you can use now
  10. Delicious food and an After Party with great entertainment

Open to you and your guests… You’ll learn about our new products and why they’re so unique in the marketplace. You’ll get to test drive QSPA for yourself… so be there so that you don’t miss out. Get all the info you need to promote and share these new products.

Time: 10am – 4pm (lunch included)

Cost: $25 per person

Click here to register: http://clar8ty.com/generation-next-event/

Location:

Ayres Hotel Mission Viejo

28951 Los Alisos Blvd

Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Live healthy,

The Clar8ty Team

 

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How-To Make This Year More Productive

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If you crave more efficiency or just want a few tips to make this your most productive year so far, then you’ve come to the right place.

1)    Super Productive People Wake up Early

Productive people understand the value of getting up earlier than their peers and competition.

There’s an old saying, “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” Starting your day early often means quitting early for the truly productive person, and by waking before the rest of the world, you have fewer distractions and impediments to keeping you from achieving your daily goals.

2) Highly Efficient People Almost Never Multitask

Did you know that multitasking can actually lower your IQ? A clinical trial performed by Dr. Glenn Wilson, a psychiatrist at King’s College London University, shows changing tasks over 10 times a day actually reduces your IQ by an average of 15 points if you are a man, and roughly 5 points if you are a woman.

Work one task through to its completion, then take on another for the most productive outcome.

3) Work Backwards

Usually accomplishing goals begins with starting where you’re at and putting a plan in place that hopefully leads you to your desired destination.

But if this age-old method actually worked, everyone would be successful. The people who seem to squeeze more hours out of the day start with the end in mind, and work backward from there. They go from goals to individual milestones to tasks that help them reach those milestones.

They begin by taking action on the tasks that can be accomplished in a few hours or less. Give this a try and you may be surprised at how many more items you cross off of your to-do list when you write a game plan in reverse order from your goals to your current situation.

4) Super Productive People Outsource

No need to outsource tasks offshore like big companies do to get more done. Make a list of those dreaded low-return jobs and chores that you normally handle, and sub them out. Just think of the amount of time you can free up.

There are also work activities and responsibilities that you can hire out to outsourcers on websites like Fiverr.com and Odesk.com where virtual assistants will work for a reasonable price.

5) Productive People Plan Their Day… The Night Before

The habit of planning each day the night before, especially right before bedtime really pays off. When you wake up you hit the ground running without having to waste time trying to figure out where to begin.

Another benefit is that your brain will begin subconsciously working on your problems, goals and planned activities while you sleep since your game plan is fresh on your mind.

6) Highly Productive People Exercise

The most successful people get more done in a shorter period of time than the average person. And when you exercise, your energy levels rise rapidly, giving you the fuel to accomplish more.

Even if you are stuck at an office desk for your entire work day, stand up every chance you get, go for a brisk walk or jog on your lunch break, and find other ways to incorporate exercise into your daily routine.

It is no great mystery that keeping fit and healthy can extend your longevity, and research has shown that healthier people accomplish more in their work and personal lives than unhealthy individuals. Add at least one hour of moderate to intense exercise into your daily schedule and watch your productivity skyrocket.

7) Don’t Overestimate Perfection

The founder of Coplex, a digital marketing agency, Ilya Pozin has found that when it comes to the old adage that practice makes perfect, his experience has proven just the opposite is true.

He operates under the principle of, “Ready, Fire, Aim!” Create a quick and smart game plan, then take action. There’s always time to aim or tweak your business, product or service after you have it up and running.

8) Learn to Leverage the Pareto Principal

Also known as the 80/20 rule or the Law of the Vital Few, the Pareto Principle states that roughly 80% of effects come from 20% of their causes.

Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto observed in 1906 that 20% of the pea pods in his garden actually produced 80% of his peas! He studied further and learned that 80% of all Italian land was owned by only 20% of the population.

Decades later, business consultant Joseph M. Juran suggested the principle and named it after Pareto, and it has become a common rule of thumb in business. 80% of your sales will come from 20% of your clients, and 80% of your results will come from 20% of your actions.

Focus on those activities that deliver the biggest bang for your buck, and handle those first to massively crank up your productivity levels.

9) Super Productive People take time to Regenerate

According to a 2013 Scientific American article, during the day our mental resources are depleted and different types of activities such as naps, meditation, nature walks and downtime can restore our reserves.

If you’re interested in lowering stress levels, Clar8ty is launching a new product called QSPA on February 25th, 2017. Visit http://clar8ty.com/ for more information.

10) Prioritize, Prioritize, Prioritize

People who are the most productive don’t confuse activity with productivity. They know what’s most important and the sequence of events that need to take place to get things done right and in a timely manner. A few minutes of prioritizing what you need to do can save countless hours, weeks and possibly even months of wasted time and money.

You don’t have to be superhuman to be extremely efficient. By simply implementing some of these tips you can have more free time, better production, and you can enjoy living your best life.

Live healthy,

The Clar8ty Team

DISCLAIMER: The Clar8ty blog makes no claims to diagnose, treat, prevent, mitigate, or cure diseases and that information that was written is not to be constructed as medical advice. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website.

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How-to Avoid High Calories Foods that Sabotage Your Eating Plan

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Have you noticed that it doesn’t take a special occasion like a birthday or a holiday to consume too many calories and add on a few pounds? If you’ve ever wondered where those extra calories come from then you’ll want to read a little further.

Big calories are hidden in all kinds of foods and here are the foods to avoid and where they’re hiding out:

  • Sugar
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Salad Dressings

Sugar

Sugar can have addicting properties. Once you eat something high in sugar, your blood sugar spikes, triggering an insulin release to neutralize the excessive sugar. But what usually happens is the pancreas overcompensates and your blood sugar plummets. To get your blood sugar back to normal, your body signals your brain to eat something sweet. And the cycle starts all over again. In the process, you’re consuming a large number of sugar calories.

According to an online survey conducted by the National Coffee Association approximately 83 percent of adults drink coffee in the U.S. So if this is one of your daily rituals do you use sugar? Each packet of sugar is 15 calories and a couple of packets of sugar can add up if you drink three or four cups per day. And that doesn’t even include the 20 calories per teaspoon if you add half and half to the mix.

Alcoholic Beverages

If you enjoy wine, at seven calories per gram a 5-ounce serving has 124 calories. And three servings gives a woman over 20% of her daily calorie requirement. It’s easy to consume three glasses of wine or something trendy like all the beer choices available from the craft beer movement.

And the calories in alcohol are only half the story. Alcohol also lowers your food defenses so you are more apt to eat more snacks and other unhealthy options than you would have had you not been drinking. All and all, it can add up to a disaster calorie-wise. Instead, eat a healthy meal before consuming alcohol. Sip your drink to make it last longer and you’ll be apt to drink less. Another trick is to add some soda water to your drink. It increases the volume of liquid without adding any calories.

Salad Dressings

While veggies and adding protein to a salad isn’t unhealthy. You have to be careful of the dressing you pour on it because most dressings are loaded with calories. Balsamic vinaigrette is a better option; be sure to ask for it on the side so you can control how much you use. To cut down on using large amounts of dressing, try dipping a fork full of salad into a little dressing instead of pouring it on. You still get the great taste while using much less dressing.

Being informed about the hidden calories in sugar, alcoholic beverages and salad dressings, helps you keep tabs on high-calorie consumption. Knowing is half the battle; the other half is doing.

Live healthy,

The Clar8ty Team

DISCLAIMER: The Clar8ty blog makes no claims to diagnose, treat, prevent, mitigate, or cure diseases and that information that was written is not to be constructed as medical advice. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website.

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10 Ways to Market your Network Marketing Business

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Marketing is an integral aspect of your day-to-day tasks if you want your business to be successful. If you have a desire to achieve certain sales goals it is vital for people to know who you are and what you’re up to. The following ideas are designed to help you jump-start your sales and make a big splash in 2017.

  1. Newsletter or ezine – You can give your business a boost by e-mailing friends, family and associates a newsletter monthly or bi-monthly. This is an inexpensive marketing tool that can lead to immediate click-through sales by adding a link to your website. In your newsletter, you can include information about new or existing products, recipes; health tips and of course talk about things that are new and exciting in your life. Last but not least, don’t forget to share the latest promotions or special offers with a link to your website.
  1. Advertise – There are a number of advertising options available online and off. You may want to consider classified ads, online banner ads, and text ads. Do your research and talk to an expert adviser to help determine which options work best for your marketing budget.
  1. Social Media – Using Social Media to network is a proven marketing tool. You can use it to share your personal testimonial, updates and to create buzz about your business, brand or organization. From Facebook to Pinterest, and everything in-between, social media is a great tool to use to invite people to attend online and offline webinars and Tasting Parties.
  1. Publish – Nowadays, people are getting great exposure because they’re publishing their articles on LinkedIn Pulse. There are lots of other places that you can write and publish articles such as your local paper, you can start a blog. If you’re publishing online, make sure to include a clickable link to your website. If you’re publishing offline, make sure to include contact information including your website address. What do you write about? Anything that’s relevant to your industry. For example, if you sell health products then write articles about health and wellness, fitness or diet and a healthy lifestyle.
  1. Printing – Make flyers, brochures, and business cards and post them around town. Post them in coffee shops. Ask physicians, dentists, and other service providers if you can leave them for their clients. Post them on community boards and in places of worship.
  1. Partnering – Partner with other direct sales consultants and promote each other. You can even have double parties.
  1. Charity – Participate or host charity drives, a vendor blender or fundraisers. Donate a portion of your profits to the charity of your choice.
  1. Swag – Use your own products and don’t be shy about showing them off and letting people try a sample. Help people promote you by offering them a tee shirt, baseball cap or, a shaker bottle with your company’s logo to help get the word out. Also, word-of-mouth is powerful and the happier your customers are, the more likely they will be to tell people about you.
  1. Referrals – Consider offering customers rewards for referring new customers. Maybe they receive a free product or credit on their next purchase. Additionally, offer incentives for referring a party host.
  1. Networking – There are networking groups that you can attend in-person such as Meet-up, BNI, NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners), the Holistic Chamber of Commerce, LeTip International. These groups are great for making connections and learning better ways of doing business. Also, if you are seeking training and mentorship SCORE helps you build your business by providing free business advice.

These ten ideas are just the beginning… the sky is the limit!

Live healthy,

The Clar8ty Team

DISCLAIMER: The Clar8ty blog makes no claims to diagnose, treat, prevent, mitigate, or cure diseases and that information that was written is not to be constructed as medical advice. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website.

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How to Fight Belly Fat

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Do you or someone you know find it difficult to get into a pair of pants that have fit perfectly for years? Are you wondering if you should fight the battle of the bulge or buy a larger size? Before you answer, here’s a point mentioned on a recent episode of the Dr. Oz television show. He explained that a waist size over 35 inches in women and over 40 inches in men increases the risk for developing obesity-associated diseases or conditions. This information about waist circumference can be found on the National Institutes of Health website as well.

Many have asked, “How did this happen?”

Having some belly fat isn’t unusual. However, when the fat around your waist is extreme this can be a sign of serious health issues or even deadly. To keep yourself from getting too much belly fat let’s take a look at three main causes:

Bad Genes – Genetics is first on the list because it is the hardest to control. If you are pre-disposed to accumulate belly fat based on your DNA structure, all you can do is try to control it the best you can through healthy eating and vigorous exercising. It will mean you’ll have to work a little harder than other people to see the same results, but it can be done through diligence and dedication.

Poor Diet – Today, most people do not eat properly because they rely too heavily on processed and fast food, both of which are not good for us.

Instead, we should focus on eating a healthy balance of protein and carbs and investing in organic foods.

The type of food we eat is not the only reason we get fat; how much we eat (i.e. portion control) is also important. One trick that’s useful is to put food on a smaller plate. It tricks your mind into thinking you ate more than you did.

Lack of Exercise – Not only is a poor diet the cause of us gaining excess belly fat; a sedentary lifestyle is a major contributor also. When combined with a diet that relies heavily on processed and fast food – both high in saturated fat and calories – your body will store the extra calories it doesn’t need as fat. In many people that fat gets stored as belly fat – the worst kind of fat.

Fortunately, belly fat is one of the first fats to burn off once you start exercising. Just 30 minutes a day of vigorous activity, such as walking, running or swimming (and eating healthy) will start burning off excess belly fat. Done diligently, you should start to see results in two weeks.

Because excess belly fat is so dangerous, it is imperative that you start eating healthy and exercising. As in other types of weight loss, it comes down to burning more calories than you take in over a period of time; burn 3,500 more calories per week than you eat, you’ll lose a pound. Eventually, healthy eating and exercising will become part of your lifestyle and you won’t think twice about it.

Live healthy,

The Clar8ty Team

DISCLAIMER: The Clar8ty blog makes no claims to diagnose, treat, prevent, mitigate, or cure diseases and that information that was written is not to be constructed as medical advice. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website.

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Inquiring Minds Want to Know More About the Healing Powers of Nitric Oxide

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If you do a quick Google search for the word Nitric Oxide, you’ll find that on any given day it’s a popular topic that tens of millions of people are looking for online. A few reasons they may be interested in Nitric Oxide includes the findings of how it affects cancer cells. However, an even more popular reason is the research and scholarly articles showing that Nitric Oxide can regulate the heart. It expands the blood vessels, increases blood flow and decreases blood clotting and the growth of plaque. So you can see why there’s an enormous amount of curiosity about Nitric Oxide. In fact, the more you read about Nitric Oxide, the more you may want to know.

Here’s a summary about Nitric Oxide from the article, “Is Nitric Oxide a Cancer-Healing Powerhouse?” written by Dr. Veronique Desaulniers (aka Dr. V). She’s been a chiropractor for 30 years and is the author of the bestselling book “Heal Breast Cancer Naturally: 7 Essential Steps to Beating Breast Cancer.” Also, Dr. V is a member of the Clar8ty Advisory Board.

Article Summary

  • Nitric Oxide (NO) is a “substance of interest” for slowing and even stopping tumor growth. Researchers are getting closer to discovering the specific conditions which can trigger NO-related and NO-inspired tumor suppression − making it potentially one of the strongest yet little-known cancer-fighters.

  • Nitric Oxide is a water-soluble, free radical gas produced by the body’s own cells. It is critical to many key biological processes, including neurotransmission, immune system function, and vascular health.

  • NO is also a promoter of cell growth, which can make it both a cancer tumor promoter under certain circumstances, as well as a cancer suppressor. One of the most powerful ways it can help heal cancer is by encouraging the growth of healthy cells.

The entire article is fascinating. One of the highlights of the article explains how to increase your consumption of L-arginine because it’s probably one of the most efficient ways you can increase Nitric Oxide production for your health. Here’s the link to check it out:

https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/nitric-oxide/

Live healthy,

The Clar8ty Team

DISCLAIMER: The Clar8ty blog makes no claims to diagnose, treat, prevent, mitigate, or cure diseases and that information that was written is not to be constructed as medical advice. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website.

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Yoga & Weight Loss – 3 Things You May Not Know

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When it comes to comparing yoga to other ways to stay fit it’s like comparing apples and oranges. For starters, yoga physically doesn’t burn as many calories as other popular exercises like Zumba or running. However, the following three things you may not know may be appealing enough for you to give yoga a try.

  1. Because of the internal and external changes, your physical body undertakes when you consistently practice yoga, you can find yourself losing more weight than when you perform more intense exercises over time.
  2. Beth Lewis, an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Kinesiology has stated that regular yoga exercising tends to influence weight loss more than it directly causes it.
  3. The regular weight loss you are familiar with is when you burn more calories than you consume. And to a small extent, yoga will contribute to your weight loss efforts in this way. But the spiritual and mental understanding of how your body works that comes with practicing yoga over time is what leads to a realization of what is causing your weight gain. This changes both your energy intake and expenditure and has consistently been proven to contribute significantly to weight loss until your personal healthy body weight is achieved.

So while yoga can definitely help you lose weight and get in shape, do not expect the pounds to melt off as quickly as with some other forms of exercise. Remember that yoga was developed as a spiritual and religious practice, not as a physical exercise. Since yoga teaches you to breathe properly and achieve harmony in both mind and body, you can begin to identify healthier foods and habits that can relate to losing weight and fat.

And if you are one of those people who get comfort from eating when you feel stressed, yoga can definitely help there. Significant studies have shown stress levels plummet in veteran yogis and even beginning yoga practitioners that regularly practice this ancient mind-body cleanser.

Additionally, remember that there are several levels of yoga. There are those asanas (physical postures) and sequences, which are more up-tempo and intense. Focusing on these poses and movements can cause your heart to beat faster, cranking up your metabolism. And at the other end of the spectrum, pranayama (breathing techniques) strengthens the lungs and heart and helps relieve stress and nervousness.

Since yoga is a sophisticated tradition involving metaphysical, internal and external functions and delivering physical, mental and spiritual benefits, the improvements you will receive with regular practice are numerous.

And when you practice yoga 3 to 5 times a week, you will begin to benefit from the noticeable and mental weight loss benefits it delivers. If you currently live a rather sedentary lifestyle, any physical exercise like yoga will immediately crank up your metabolism, helping you to lose weight and making you feel and look healthier and happier.

Live healthy,

The Clar8ty Team

DISCLAIMER: The Clar8ty blog makes no claims to diagnose, treat, prevent, mitigate, or cure diseases and that information that was written is not to be constructed as medical advice. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website.

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5 Tips for More Get Up and Go!

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Do you have a busy lifestyle that places more demands on you than ever before? Are you often just as busy when you have free time, as you are when you are working? The added stress and strain may be taking a toll on you and you might not even realize it. You are not alone, people are complaining about low energy levels in ever-growing numbers.

If you can relate to what has become very common in today’s fast-paced world and you’re not sure what to do, there are actually natural ways of improving your energy levels so that you have more get up and go!

The following 5 tips are easy and natural. And although I’m not going to make any campaign promises, there’s a good chance that by using any of these approaches you’ll experience some benefits.

  1. Exercise: Don’t fool yourself into believing that exercise is tiring because your thoughts could stop you before you get your shoes on. Getting regular exercise can have a profound effect on your energy levels. By maintaining a regular exercise schedule, you improve your physical fitness, giving you greater stamina. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to carry out activities longer without getting tired as quickly? Absolutely!
  2. Skipping Meals: One of the worst things you can do for your energy levels is to skip meals. Your body gets its energy from the food you eat, so eating less food could affect your performance at work, school and when you’re participating in activities. Of course, there are times when skipping a meal is unavoidable but being mindful about using food, as fuel is something you don’t want to take too lightly.
  3. Sleep: It might seem totally obvious, but getting enough sleep is essential to having good energy levels. What many of us may assume is the equivalent of a decent night’s sleep is actually inadequate. Although the amount of sleep needed varies from person to person, for most the optimal amount of sleep is 8 hours. This period of sleep should be as uninterrupted as possible.

According to a Gallup Poll, in the United States, 40% of people get less than 7 hours of sleep and that is below the recommended amount of sleep.

  1. Stress: Another big drain on your well-being is stress. Feeling stressed can drastically decrease your energy levels making it difficult to stay focused or even awake. Reducing stress will almost certainly help you see an improvement in energy. Exercise is one great way to reduce stress levels. A simple walk can do wonders for you. Another useful stress-reliever that you can do right before bedtime is to make a list of the things you need to do tomorrow. Clearing your mind of unnecessary thoughts and worries can have a calming effect.
  2. Music: Tuning into music can be a real turn-on and an energy booster. Before you turn on your iPod, or radio… keep in mind that the kind of music you decide to listen to matters. According to research, classical and meditative sounds are uplifting and heavy metal and techno could possibly make depressive symptoms worse. Music gives you the choice to elevate your mood or to take a deep breath and calm down. Both options can help rejuvenate you.

Live healthy,

The Clar8ty Team

DISCLAIMER: The Clar8ty blog makes no claims to diagnose, treat, prevent, mitigate, or cure diseases and that information that was written is not to be constructed as medical advice. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website.

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8×8 Water Myth & Tasty Water Recipes You’ll Enjoy

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Did you know that the 8 by 8 water rule, which simply means that you drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day isn’t supported by any scientific evidence? Although I’m not denying the benefits of drinking water, I want you to be informed that this is a healthy myth that’s been around for decades.

FACTOID: “Up to 60% of the human adult body is water. According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%.” source: http://water.usgs.gov/edu/propertyyou.html

Our bodies get water not just from the liquids we drink but from many of the foods we eat such as fruits and vegetables. But, if you don’t know the signs to look out for indicating you need more water here are a few to keep in mind especially during the hot summer months:

  • If you’re feeling tired during the day water is a better choice than a caffeinated drink.
  • Sipping on water may have a positive effect if you have trouble concentrating. There’s a study that found that your mood and your ability to think could be due to mild dehydration.
  • Adequate fluid intake helps counteract the stress and strain of constipation.
  • If you feel a mild headache coming on this is a good time for an eight-ounce glass of water.
  • Saliva fights odor-inducing bacteria so if you are experiencing dry mouth this could lead to halitosis, also known as bad breath.

3 Tasty Recipes to Make your Water Look and Taste More Appetizing:

Citrus Water:  Try adding a slice of citrus fruit, such as lemon, lime or orange to a glass of water or several slices of one fruit to a pitcher of water. To add even more pizzazz to your water, and to make it more visually appealing, crush a sprig or two of fresh rosemary and add it to the pitcher along with the citrus fruit.

Calibr8 Sparkling Mineral Water:  This is a healthy addition to your daily regime because it’s a breakthrough nutritional drink mix designed to unlock your body’s natural primary antioxidant production. To prepare, gradually add a scoop of Calibr8 and mix with a spoon in an 8-ounce glass of Sparkling Mineral Water and continue stirring until the Calibr8 dissolves. If you don’t have any bubbly water on hand it’s just as tasty and nutritious with regular water.

Cucumber Water:  If you’re interested in something that’s good for workouts, try adding slices of cucumber to your water bottle. It has a mild flavor and the green rind around each cucumber slice gives it a refreshing look. Also, it’s good for your muscles because cucumbers contain silica, a trace mineral necessary to keep connective tissue healthy.

Water is a liquid asset that helps your body maintain balance. Cheers to you when you enjoy your next refreshing glass of water.

Live healthy,

The Clar8ty Team

DISCLAIMER: The Clar8ty blog makes no claims to diagnose, treat, prevent, mitigate, or cure diseases and that information that was written is not to be constructed as medical advice. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website.

Celebrate Mens Health Month

Don’t Be in the Dark About Men’s Health

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June is Men’s Health Month and it’s celebrated with health fairs, screenings, health education programs and outreach activities.

You don’t have to be a man to take Men’s Health Month seriously. Did you know that women make 75% of the health care decisions for the family? Women are devoted to ensuring that their husbands, fathers, brothers, and sons have proper health care.

Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

Let’s all pause for a moment because the statistics are worrisome and indicate that declining health amongst men shouldn’t be ignored. Take a look:

  • Men live an average of 5 years less than women
  • 1 in 2 men will develop cancer
  • Men go for half as many preventative doctor visits as women
  • There’s a higher tendency of men to be uninsured than their female counterparts
  • The death rate for men is higher and the leading causes of death for men include cancer, heart disease, diabetes, gout and suicide
  • In the United States each year approximately 30,000 men die from prostate cancer

Wear BLUE Day

Mens Health Month has started a movement called Wear BLUE Day on Friday, June 17th. This day is to raise awareness and money for education programs that inform men to seek regular checkups, to learn about testicular cancer, prostate cancer, and other health issues affecting men. More information is available at http://www.menshealthnetwork.org/wearblue/. The Men’s Health Network is a national non-profit organization and sponsors Wear BLUE.