Saturday Superfood Spotlight:  Amaranth

Amaranth is one of the 70 healthy ingredients in Shakeology. So, what makes it so healthy?

Amaranth has been cultivated for over 8,000 years. While not technically a grain (it’s a seed), gluten-free amaranth has a nutritional profile similar to grain. Originally from Peru, its cultivation spread through Central and South America and played a crucial role in the Aztec’s diet. Amaranth contains more protein than most grains and is considered a complete protein. It has three times as much calcium as other grains, is rich in iron and magnesium, and even contains vitamin C. Not to mention Shakeology’s Amaranth is organically grown and is naturally Non-GMO!

So now that you know a bit more about what’s so super about this little ingredient in Shakeology, you can feel even better about fueling your body up with the Healthiest Meal of the Day. Yep, your daily dose of adaptogens, protein, prebiotics, and antioxidants in one yummy glass! Get this and much more from Shakeology. Try the sampler pack today!

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Wake Up Earlier

You must make sacrifices. Set your alarm for 30 minutes earlier. Force yourself to jump out of bed as soon as your alarm goes off. Then next week, set it for an hour earlier instead of 30 minutes. Now you have an extra 7 hours a week to dedicate to your health and fitness Imagine how much more time you’d have if you gave up some things you know that are either not good for you or simply just a waste of time!

 

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Saturday Superfood Spotlight:  Acai Berry

Oh yes.. Shakeology!! It’s packed with so many powerful and delicious ingredients from around the world and today’s featured ingredient is the acai berry. Native to the Amazon Rainforest, this fruit is held in high regard because of its healing, immune-stimulating and energy-boosting properties. Research has found that this antioxidant-rich berry may help suppress and repair oxidative damage. As a matter of fact, Acai has the strongest activity of any fruit or vegetable tested to date against free radicals (peroxyl | superoxides) which are shown to cause cell damage. The antioxidants in acai enter white blood cells and perform a magnificent cleanup job. That’s why acai is not only awesome but rightfully so-called a genuine superfood!

So now that you know a bit more about what’s so super about this little ingredient in Shakeology, you can feel even better about fueling your body up with the Healthiest Meal of the Day. Yep, your daily dose of adaptogens, protein, prebiotics, and antioxidants in one yummy glass! Get this and much more from Shakeology. Try the sampler pack today!

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How Do You Measure?

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HOW DO YOU MEASURE UP ON THE PUSH-UP TEST?

The push-up is an ancient exercise that’s been used in athletic training, physical education and most notably in military drills around the world for centuries. Although it may seem like a very basic exercise, the push-up requires the enlistment of many muscles not just the two primary movers (chest and triceps). All of your muscles including your core and legs must work together to aid your body throughout the movement while holding your own body weight.  In fact, push-ups increase your metabolic rate due to the fact that a large number of muscles are working together at the same time causing your heart and breathing rate to increase which in turn elevates your metabolic rate contributing to weight loss. Read More

Grind Harder

You may not always be the strongest, fastest or win every 5k but what will set you apart is your ability to grind. To strive to be better than the day before. To transform your current state into something a little more powerful today. You are the one that sets your goals… No one else, so get to it!

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