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Rest at Night, THRIVE by Day

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Rest at Night, THRIVE by Day

Good sleep is elusive for a lot of us. Whether you’re not getting a restful night’s sleep, or not sleeping soundly throughout the night, poor sleeping habits can negatively impact your physical and mental health.

Impacts of Poor Rest

When we’re not fully rested, we’re just going through the motions, only able to squeak out the bare minimum of our energy reserves. We’re not able to concentrate, recall information or make sound decisions as easily as we would after a good night’s rest.

Sleepiness has been linked to weight gain, as well. Studies have shown that when people don’t get enough sleep, they have increased levels of a hunger hormone called ghrelin and decreased levels of leptin, the hormone that triggers the feeling of fullness.

Still, many of us are squeaking by on minimal sleep. Pounding coffee throughout your day will almost assuredly affect your ability to fall asleep later. It’s a vicious circle.

Tips for Better Rest

If you’re ready to get serious about better sleep, take these tried-and-true suggestions into consideration:

Institute bedtime rules. No talking about work or other daytime stresses within an hour of bedtime.

Enjoy a relaxation routine. In keeping with your no-stress-before-bed rule, take the time to wind down before you turn off the light. Wash your face, enjoy a book or listen to relaxing music, for example. Your smartphone and/or tablet should be banned from your bedroom. No scanning the news headlines or venting about the day’s events.

Another smart choice: Try THRIVE Rest, part of Le-Vel’s THRIVE nutritional supplement line. THRIVE Rest is a Sequential Gel Technology product that provides maximum absorption and delivers benefits like stress management, relaxation support, and a calming and restful effect. This dual-action formula helps the body get a restful night’s sleep – so you can wake up refreshed and give life everything you’ve got.

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Don’t let the light in. According to the National Sleep Foundation, exposure to artificial light after dark can send wake-up messages to the brain, suppressing the production of the sleep hormone, melatonin, and making it harder not only to fall asleep, but to stay asleep.

Keep it cool. The National Sleep Foundation recommends a room temperature of between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit.

Consider a white noise machine. A passing car or the sound of a neighbor’s dog three doors down can rev up your brain if you’re already wired.

Establish a regular sleep routine.  Most people need 6-8 hours of sleep every night.  Make sure you get to bed and wake up on a regular schedule each day.  If energy is a problem for you, it might be due to nutritional gaps.

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Workout as early in the day as possible. Nighttime exercise is great, but you’ll want to stop at least four hours before bed. During and after your workout, your body’s temperature rises, so you want to give yourself adequate time to cool down before hitting the sheets.

Pay attention to nutrition. We know that heavy meals before bed can interrupt sleep, since the body is working hard to digest food. A light snack of crackers and cheese, or a slice of toast with almond or peanut butter, a cup of whole-grain cereal and low-fat milk, cottage cheese or yogurt with chopped banana and a few walnuts are all great choices. You’re aiming for a few carbs and a bit of protein.

Sleep is an important part of healthy living, just like eating right and exercise.  So make it a priority!  You can learn more about THRIVE Rest on the Le-Vel website.  Sweet dreams, everyone!

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Tips for Healthy Skin for Summer and Beyond

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Tips for Healthy Skin for Summer and Beyond

The hotter months are when our skin is most vulnerable to potential threats. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) reports that exposure to ultraviolet radiation is the most preventable cause of early skin aging.

The bigger threat, however, is skin cancer, which is the most common cancer in the United States. In fact, the Skin Cancer Foundation reports that one in every five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of their lifetimes. A significant percentage of our UV exposure takes place, of course, during the summer, when we’re swimming, hiking or puttering outside. All the while, we’re wearing less clothing and often forget to apply sunscreen to important spots like the nose, back of the legs, hands or chest.

It’s important to remember that everyone – even babies, children and teens – need good skin protection. In fact, young people may need even more protection from the sun. The AAD has also estimated that children receive 80 percent of their lifetime sun exposure by the time they turn 18.

Here are a few tips for keeping your skin healthy all summer long and beyond:

Slather the sunscreen. Apply sunscreen with broad-spectrum protection and a minimum SPF of 30 at least 15 minutes before you go outside, and reapply every 60 to 90 minutes. Broad-spectrum sunscreens protect against both UVA and UVB rays, both of which can cause skin cancer. You may also consider spraying the part of your hair with a sunscreen product; your scalp is also prone to sunburn.

Drink lots of water. Carry a bottle of water with you at all times during the summer. Your goal should be to increase your intake during these warmer months. Water helps keep the skin well-hydrated.

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Don’t forget the lip balm. A lot of people forget about the lips, which is why they’re one of the more frequent spots for skin cancer. Find yourself a lip balm with sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, and reapply it every couple of hours.

Exfoliate. Exfoliating products help wipe away dirt, grime and oil from your face and prepare it to absorb your moisturizer and skin care products.

Moisturize. A good moisturizer can help protect your skin from dryness, which leaves it more susceptible to sun damage. Moisturizers with sunscreen are helpful, but shouldn’t replace your sunscreen.

Cover up. The AAD states that even on a cloudy day, 80 percent of the sun’s harmful UV rays can penetrate the skin. Grab a large-brimmed hat, get yourself some big sunglasses, and find the shade.  You can also find clothing with added sun protection.

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Pay attention to your diet. “Super foods” containing antioxidants can help combat the signs of aging brought on by free radicals. Great choices include blueberries, kale, spinach, strawberries, raspberries, broccoli, kidney and pinto beans, artichokes, pecans, walnuts and hazelnuts.

One final note on sunscreen: The FDA requires that sunscreens be able to retain their strength for three years. If the expiration date on the bottle has already passed, throw it out. If the bottle doesn’t have an expiration date, write the date you bought the sunscreen on the bottle. After three years, toss it. If you’re not sure how old the product is, pay attention to its color and consistency. If something looks off, the sunscreen probably has lost some of its potency, and it’s time to throw it away.

Your skin is your largest organ, so you need to take care of it!  If you follow these tips, you can end your summer with skin as healthy as it was at the start.  Best of all, you’ll be creating a foundation for healthy skin all year long.

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New Le-Vel Reviews about the THRIVE Experience

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Each day, new Le-Vel reviews come in from customers and independent Brand Promoters from all over the United States.  These Le-Vel reviews share real life experiences and stories of transformation from our Facebook page. Here are just a few Le-Vel reviews from real people who are using THRIVE products:

“As I do my Le-Vel review, the first thing that comes to my head is gratitude for so many things. Gratitude for the people who cared about me enough to mention THRIVE to me. Grateful to the people who didn’t give up on me when I “didn’t need it.” Grateful to myself for saying yes and trying it. THRIVE has given me the confidence to love myself for all of my imperfections and flaws. It’s given my children and family a person who is always smiling and positive in every situation life may throw at us. It’s not just about the product that I put into my body every morning when I wake up. And Le-Vel so much more than that. It’s the family I have gained in my Le-Vel business partners and team members. It’s the confidence I have in myself to share something so amazing with everyone I love. It’s the life-changing experiences I hear about from my friends and family when they share with me their own Le-Vel reviews and the amazing things THRIVE is doing for them. Those are the things that keep me thriving. Six months down, a lifetime to go!” — ★★★★★ Laura Smith

“I was tired of being tired, working a full-time job, taking care of my four kids, keeping up with an entire house and trying to be a good wife. Most days felt overwhelming if not near impossible. I decided it was time to make a change and try these three simple steps from Le-Vel that everyone so strongly encourages. I now see and understand why they did. The only regret I have was not doing it sooner! I have never felt so positive, energized or balanced in my life. Even my kids noticed and asked if they could have some, too! It was time to take control of my health and my future. You only get one life, and I want mine to be a long-lasting and meaningful one.” — ★★★★ Emma Rivera

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“I was first introduced to THRIVE in May of 2015 by my daughter, Brittany. Of course, I said NO! I’m not into those ‘fad’ things. But, on Nov. 7, 2015, I decided to give THRIVE a try after hearing her Le-Vel review and seeing the amazing changes in my daughter. Later that morning, I said to my husband, ‘This is crazy, but I feel like someone just flipped the high-definition switch in my brain!’ This can’t be real … The newfound energy was amazing. I was living again! Oh — and I have to tell you about the water craving. WOW! I have always hated water my entire life.

Now I enjoy drinking water. I don’t leave the house without it — ever. Now the best part of my Le-Vel review: I have been Thriving free since my second month. I’m a 4K Le-Vel Brand Promoter. Thrive has given me my life back. No napping, down 25 pounds, and I’ve kept it off. I have the time and energy to enjoy my family again.

Words cannot explain the fulfillment when I get to spend time with them. Now I have the energy and eagerness to make great, lasting memories.

The very best part is my overall sense of well-being that can’t be explained, but can be experienced every day for the rest of my life. Thank you, Paul Gravette and Jason Camper, for changing my life, so that I can change others.” – ★★★★★ Doris

“Before I started Thriving, I thought I had it all figured out. I was eating clean, avoiding processed food, and exercising every single day. But even with a healthy lifestyle, I was EXHAUSTED! As a mom of two young kids, I thought exhaustion was just part of it. My goal each day was getting through work just to go home and get my kids ready for bed so that I could go to bed myself.

The vision I had of what a mom and wife should be had slipped away from me, and living out that vision seemed impossible. Until one day, a friend reached out to me and suggested I do a three-day trial of THRIVE! I was a skeptic. How could something so simple solve all of my problems? But at that point, I would have done anything to give my kids and husband the mom and wife they deserved. On Day 1, I noticed a huge difference within an hour! And just like that, I knew THRIVE

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was something I never wanted to go another day without, and I couldn’t wait to share it with other people. Today, I’m officially killing it as a mom and wife and my family is happier than ever because of it. To all of the moms out there reading Le-Vel reviews who believe that exhaustion is just a part of ‘mom life,’ I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be. There IS a solution! You can be the mom and wife you always dreamed you would be. Don’t waste another second and start Thriving TODAY!” — ★★★★★ Marie Pine

“I never dreamed this product would be that thing that changed my life physically or would be the key to many of my other dreams coming true! I went from being a jailer to being a police officer and loving my job. But the risk I put myself through every night and being away from home for long hours put a strain on my family. My little girls (Sophie, 4; and Violet, 3) didn’t understand why Daddy could never spend his evenings with them. I never dreamed that because of the blessings from Le-Vel, I would get to put down my badge and gun and get to spend every day with my family! That dream has now become a reality! I now get to hear every giggle and kiss every ouchie of my daughters! I am truly blessed and grateful!” — ★★★★ Joshua Williams

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Next Stop: Paradise! Le-Vel Puerto Vallarta Lifestyle Getaway

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Next Stop: Paradise! Le-Vel Puerto Vallarta Lifestyle Getaway

Mark your calendars for Oct. 13-16. Our next Lifestyle Getaway brings us to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. With its warm weather and friendly people, it’s the perfect place for our crew!

This year has been spectacular with unbelievable growth and the best months in company history. The Puerto Vallarta Lifestyle Getaway is coming fresh off of our most successful product launch of all time, DFT DUO. What does this mean for you? There is a lot to celebrate and qualification for this incredible Getaway comes at a perfect time in which great products are being introduced and the company is surging.

This time we’ve booked three hotels in Puerto Vallarta: Grand Fiesta Americana, Fiesta Americana and Hyatt Ziva — all stunning oceanfront properties that deliver the ultimate in luxury and relaxation. These all-inclusive resorts command incredible views of the crystal-clear ocean, lush green Sierra Madre mountains, tropical palm trees and gorgeous sunsets.

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Apart from the stunning scenery, you’ll enjoy top-notch international cuisine, on-site spas and local recreational opportunities like kayaking, snorkeling, golf, kite surfing, jet skiing and whale watching – not to mention fabulous seaside shopping and sightseeing.

If you’re an art-lover, check out Puerto Vallarta’s outdoor sculptures and variety of galleries. The city also is home to an artisan market, botanical garden, a wealth of historic architecture and amazing diversity of wildlife.

As alluded to above, June, July and August are the qualification months for this trip to paradise. Depending upon the goals you hit, you can earn an all-inclusive lifestyle getaway for two with airfare, and an invitation to our surprise VIP event, where we really pull out all the stops.

Lifestyle Getaways aren’t just for those at the top. They’re also for up-and-comers who are dedicating themselves to helping others live happier, healthier lives. Puerto Vallarta wouldn’t be the same without you, so make it a point to be there!

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The Le-Vel Cloud: The Wave of the Future

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The Le-Vel Cloud: The Wave of the Future

The Le-Vel Cloud is the cloud-based management system that Le-Vel employees, promoters and customers use to take care of business. The Cloud Management system that Le-Vel created is the most innovative, efficient, and lucrative operations infrastructure system in the history of the industry.

The Le-Vel Cloud allows Le-Vel to operate with the lowest corporate overhead possible – a huge benefit for customers and brand promoters because Le-Vel can invest more in premium ingredients for products – while still having one of the quickest response operating systems.

A huge benefit of the Le-Vel Cloud is that promoters and customers can log in to manage their business and order products from wherever they are.  That means Thrivers can design their lives the way they want with a flexible schedule.  Flexibility is nothing new to the direct selling industry, but the Le-Vel Cloud brings it one step further for the maximum benefit and ease.

Flexible Work with the Le-Vel Cloud

Le-Vel Cloud Technology enables us to work anytime, anywhere. At Le-Vel, we are a completely virtual company – the first of its kind in the industry — and we can do all of this because of the Le-Vel Cloud.  Our employees are based throughout the United States. We serve up training and education to our Brand Promoters through the Cloud office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

You might think that flexibility only appeals to parents with younger children, but that’s not the case. Millennials, who will make up 50 percent of the global workforce by 2020, seek more autonomy in their work schedules. A 2015 study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce found that three out of four Millennials reported that work/life balance drives their career choices.  They want to be able to devote time to causes that matter to them, but without sacrificing their job security.

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Flexibility Fuels Growth

With the benefit of flexibility, it’s no wonder that the direct selling industry continues to grow steadily. More than 20 million people were involved in direct selling in the U.S. in 2015, with estimated retail sales reaching $36.12 billion. That’s a 4.8 percent increase from 2014.  And at Le-Vel it is no different.  After only 4 years in business, Le-Vel has reached one billion dollars in gross sales – impressive growth for any business.

Bloomberg found that independent contractors prioritize and value being one’s own boss, flexibility in schedule and having a better work-life balance. More than three-quarters (77 percent) of them are highly satisfied with their work. (Source: 2016 Growth & Outlook Report: U.S. Direct Selling in 2015; Bloomberg Government)

Americans are redefining what it means to work, and Le-Vel is on the front lines of this movement with the Le-Vel Cloud. There’s no better time to chart your own course to success!

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