Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The 4 Rs for Healthy Living

Did you know that the "4" in 4Life stands for four areas of total wellness? We call them the 4 Rs. Each area must be addressed in order to achieve overall well-being. As you strengthen one area, it is easier to strengthen the others, creating an upward spiral of progress. Likewise, when you're weaker in one area, it can often lead to a downward spiral. For example, supplementing with 4Life products can support your overall energy levels and help you be more likely to exercise. Regular exercise helps you maintain a healthy mental state, and can even encourage you to do better on the food choices you make.

Healthy living isn't about the latest diet craze. It's about finding balance and making time for good nutrition (replenish), supplementation (reinforce), exercise (rejuvenate), and meditation (reflect).

It's important to eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, lots of water, whole grains, and lean protein. That doesn't mean that you have to give up all of the treats that you love. However, it's a good idea to control your portion sizes and cut back on fatty and sugary foods.

4Life provides superior supplements that can help you maintain a healthy weight and a healthy body. We suggest starting with RiteStart® Men or RiteStart Women and then adding in specific products from the ShapeRite® by 4Life line.

Thirty minutes or more of moderate exercise every day can go a long way to supporting your fitness, energy levels, and overall wellness. With today's busy schedule, it can be tough to fit in a workout every day, but even taking a walk around your neighborhood is a good start.

Taking time out each day to take care of your mental health is also vital for physical wellness. When you reflect on what's really important, you take better care of yourself and your body.

We hope you'll take stock of which of the 4 Rs you're already addressing well, and which ones could use more attention. Working on all four areas can truly help you "be healthy 4Life."