My husband, active now in the Spartan and running communities, discovered an interesting statistic at his last race in Calgary this summer. It turns out his age group, men over the age of forty, is a little bit crowded! More people in that age group seem to sign up for races like Spartan Race, Obstacle Course Races, and I’d venture to guess this stat holds true for marathons as well. We hypothesized that the reason you see more people in this age group signing up for these challenging races is because, they are simply at a point in their lives when they can dedicate more time to their own health and well being.
In our twenties, we’re finishing school, starting our careers and getting married and settling down. Our thirties seem to be all encompassing. We’re having babies and in the depths of diapers, sleep deprivation, and mourning what we once had (our bodies, our sleep, our social life and knowledge of more than what’s on Treehouse TV.) It’s only when we near our forties that we finally have some time and focus to give back to ourselves. Our careers and households are established, our kids are more independent (and frankly want time away from you too) and we now have time to focus on what we love, whether that be our fitness goals or perhaps a new hobby or club.
Readers know that I’ve been on a health and wellness journey for over two years now. With over 25 pounds lost (and staying off!) I’m learning new things every day and continue to learn what works best for me. My husband, too, has been on his own wellness journey and his is a little more intense than me! He’s become a Spartan and participated in three Spartan races so far. Last month in Calgary, he came in 9th in his age group (out of 200+ men!) and that in turn qualified him to participate in the OCR World Championships in October in London, England. And so, within 48 hours of learning of his achievement, my husband and I had booked our flights to London!
Now, with the countdown on, he needs to focus on his well-being more than ever. It’s not simply about training and, well, ensuring he holds on (!!!) it’s a matter of being at the optimal health and fitness level that he can be! The timing was perfect when an email about a new health and wellness brand coming to Canada landed in my inbox. Interested, and intrigued, we opted to try it out and share the information with you!
AdvoCare is a well established nutrition and wellness company. For 25 years, AdvoCare Distributors have built champions across the United States through its trusted products and best-in-class business opportunities. Canadians interested in becoming an AdvoCare Distributor or getting connected with a distributor to purchase product can visit www.advocare.com for more information. Yes, this is a direct-selling company and with its introduction in the Canadian market, those who sign up will be at ground-level for everything AdvoCare is launching here in Canada, which is pretty awesome.
AdvoCare sells five distinct product lines in the U.S., but are starting with their best sellers in Canada, including Spark®, MNS® 3 and the Protein and Vitamin Shake.
My hubby, in his training ahead of the OCR World Championships in less than 2 months, is going to be doing the AdvoCare 24-Day Jumpstart™ (disclosure info: this is being sent to us at no cost). This is designed to give your body a fresh start and help set you on the path to a healthy lifestyle. It begins with a 10 Day Cleanse Phase to help prepare the body for optimal nutrition, followed by a 14-Day Max Phase where you begin a routine of fueling your body with quality supplementation and a healthy, balanced diet.
We’re both eager to see how AdvoCare’s 24-Day Jumpstart™ will help in his training. If you, too, are eager to learn more about AdvoCare, you can visit the Canadian website TODAY! Interested in ordering product? You’ll need to reach out to an Independent Distributor or – better yet – sign up to become an AdvoCare Independent Representative yourself!
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with AdvoCare. All opinions are, as always, my own.