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Health and Wellness

Hi ,

Happy New Year! All of us at EnergyFirst wish you a healthy, happy and prosperous 2008!

This time of year, I get excited about all the opportunities and wonderful things that the New Year has in store for me, my family and for you!

We hope you start the year off with a re-commitment to making your health and wellness priority #1. Don't forget that when you are healthy and feeling great, you have more energy to enjoy life, you have more to give to your family and loved ones and you can achieve more in your professional life.

This newsletter, the articles start out with an easy new year's resolution and include some great suggestions for keeping healthy in these winter months. This month, I hope to inspire you with my and my family's personal success story. Often, my wife and family gets asked the following questions "Does Gerry really have that much energy in every day life?" "Does he actually drink that many shakes throughout the day?" "Do you drink the shakes?" Yes! Yes! Yes! We've decide to share the results from our recent physicals as well as some other highlights from our active lifestyle.

I'm looking forward to hearing about and highlighting more of your success stories in the coming months!

Yours in great health, 
Gerry Morton 

"EnergyFirst is an integral part
of our healthy and vibrant lifestyle!"

My family reaps great benefits from living the EnergyFirst lifestyle (as outlined in my Energy Guide book). First, we are not perfect... we have cheat meals and take unplanned breaks from exercise. But, we are "on-program" most the time. There a few things we make sure to do every day - stay hydrated and drink EnergyFirst ProEnergy Protein Shakes.

The guidelines we find most helpful and easy to follow are to stay hydrated, start the day off with a good breakfast – EnergyFirst Whey Protein, eat meals based on the "a fist, a thumb and fist" (a fist-sized serving of good protein, a thumb-sized serving of good fats and a fist-sized serving of good carbs), take daily supplements (including a the EnergyFirst VitaEnergy) and exercise regularly.

In the past year, me and all members of my family (including my wife, who gave birth to our baby boy in March) hiked Half Dome in Yosemite, trained for and ran/walked in several 5K's and 10K's, participated in a "Muddy Buddy" adventure race, practiced yoga, did strength (weight) training, and, most importantly... had fun staying active together!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I'm proud to share this picture of my family that we sent out to our family and close friends with our holiday cards this season. However, what is going on inside the body is a very important indicator of health. The following are results from our blood panels from our recent physical examination:




Me: LDL 87 mg/dL; HDL 61 mg/dL; Cholesterol Total 157 mg/dL; Triglycerides 47 mg/dL; Cholesterol/HDL ratio 2.57

Wife: LDL 59mg/dL; HDL 66 mg/dL; Cholesterol Total 141 mg/dL; Triglycerides 78 mg/dL; Cholesterol/HDL ratio 2.14

Teenage Son: Cholesterol Total 133 (only results reported by doctor)

The following are the parameters (as included in my Energy Guidebook) that we refer to in evaluating our results:

Triglycerides > 150 mg/dL 100-150 mg/dL < 100 mg/dL
HDL < 35 mg/dL 40-55 mg/dL > 55 mg/dL
LDL >100 mg/dL < 100 mg/dL < 100 mg/dL
Total Cholesterol 200-240 OR
< 180 mg/dL
200 mg/dL 180-200 mg/dL
Cholesterol/HDL ratio > 4.5 < 4.5 < 4

Join our family in making health and wellness your #1 priority!
- Gerry Morton, CEO EnergyFirst


An Easy New Year's Resolution

"Lose Weight", "Get Fit", "Eat Right", those three resolutions are among the most popular New Year's resolutions according to the US Federal Government.

Not surprising, right? These might be also in your top list of resolutions. If so, we applaud you and support your commitment to good health!

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Soup's On: Warm-up & Stay Trim

Nothing warms the insides better on a frigid winter day than a good soup.

Um, um good!

Whether it's a hearty minestrone, a classic chicken noodle, or some other recipe, a bowl of hot soup sticks to the ribs and seems to thaw the body from head to toe.

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A New Meaning for a "Balanced Diet"

Eat a balanced diet. We've all heard that before, right?

Generally, a balanced diet refers to eating a variety of different food types: vegetables, fruits, meats, grains, and dairy. A variety of foods ensures that we get adequate amounts of the nutrients our bodies need to function optimally.

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It's Time To "Pump You Up"

Wintertime is the "off-season" for many sports, including baseball, triathlon, and soccer. During the non-competitive part of the year, many athletes in these sports emphasize strength training.

Strength training provides a solid foundation for performance and injury-resistance – ideal preparation for sports-specific training in the spring.

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  Shake Recipe
  of the Month



Gerry's Favorite Snack 115 total calories

1 scoop vanilla ProEnergy whey protein powder
1 scoop Greenergy
1 1/2 cups of pure water
Add ice for extra thickness

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Our Leanergy product
is a unique, ephedra-free combination of herbs
and nutrients formulated
to support healthy
energy levels and healthy weight maintenance.
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Healthy Lifestyle Basics

5 Servings of Vegetables
in Every Scoop.

Natural Whey Protein
This protein powder is perfect fuel for building
lean, strong muscle.

Omega Mix Blend
Essential to maintain
optimal energy levels and promote brain, joint, vascular, and heart health.