Perfecta Products to exhibit Zim’s Max-Freeze® at 2015 Arnold Fitness Expo

Perfecta Products to exhibit Zim’s Max-Freeze® at 2015 Arnold Fitness Expo. Ohio-based Perfecta Products announced today it will bring Zim’s Max-Freeze, its cooling pain relief product, to the 2015 Arnold Fitness Expo, March 5 – 8 at the greater Columbus Convention Center. 

The 2015 Arnold Fitness Expo, which is the centerpiece of the Arnold Sports Festival, is the largest health and fitness expo in the country, attracting more than 175,000 attendees. The event will feature more than 900 booths showcasing the latest in sports equipment, apparel and nutrition.

Perfecta will be on hand, giving away free samples of its popular Zim’s Max-Freeze and Zim’s Max-Freeze Pro from its booth (No. 1035).  In addition to the free samples, attendees can also purchase Max-Freeze. Be sure to stop in and visit the Zim's Max-Freeze booth! The products are quality and you will not be disappointed! The Thoughts of Happiness Crew are fans of this pain relief product and use it daily!

“The Arnold Fitness Expo is synonymous with good health. Zim’s Max Freeze provides temporary pain relief to muscle aches and pains. It’s perfect for gym enthusiasts and athletes who push their bodies to their limits,’’ said Mark Smith, director of marketing for Perfecta Products. “As a homegrown Ohio company with a 60-year tradition of providing consumers with effective naturally-based products, we are excited to promote Zim’s Max-Freeze at the 2015 Arnold Fitness Expo.”

Designed for athletes, active lifestyles and weekend warriors, Zim’s Max-Freeze provides a fast-acting, cooling effect that is soothing when applied to sore muscles and joints. It offers temporary pain relief when it’s needed most. Max-Freeze contains organic aloe vera, arnica, and ilex, along with vitamin E and tea tree oil. Proudly made in the USA, it doesn’t contain any parabens, sulfates or coloring and is never tested on animals.

Zim’s Max-Freeze is sold at major food, drug and mass retailers nationwide. In addition to Max-Freeze, Zim’s features a dynamic line of over-the-counter products that combine the best of nature with science. From temporary pain relief, to skin and lip care, the Zim’s line aims to expand consumers’ options for quality topical products.

Normally only available through healthcare professionals, Max-Freeze Pro will also be available in sample sizes. This professional grade formula is especially useful in relieving pain prior to massage therapy, soft tissue trigger point therapy, rehabilitation exercises and pre- and post-workout stretches.

To learn more about Perfecta Products’ Zim’s brand visit their website.

About Perfecta Products, Inc. ™

Based in North Lima, Ohio, Perfecta Products, Inc. is the national manufacturer and distributor of the Zim’s® product line, a dynamic line of naturally-based consumer products. The Zim’s product line features different over-the-counter solutions, formulated with naturally-based herbal ingredients, for pain relief, skin care, lip care, elder care and first aid.  Perfecta Products, Inc. was founded over 60 years ago to help cement workers with their dry, cracked hands and feet with its flagship product, Zim’s Crack Creme. Today, Perfecta Products’ brands can be found in nearly every major retailer in North America. For more information, visit the website or call (800) 319-2225.

Disclosure: Thoughts of Happiness was not compensated for this post. Our thoughts and opinions remain 100% our own. We only publish what we feel will benefit our readers. 

Daylight Saving Time Tips to Help You Survive the Change!

Daylight Saving Time Tips Survive Change

This is a sponsored post. We have partnered with Sleep Number for this informative post.

Just when you had that sleep pattern set and you had finally adjusted, here comes the time to set your clocks forward an hour! Who is ready for the time change? I know our household isn't! The first thing we will have issues with will be showing up on time for appointments and work! Well not this year! We are preparing ahead of time with the help of Sleep Number and all of their excellent tips!

Daylight Saving Time tips to help you survive the change, making the adjustment easier!

How to gain 15 minutes of sleep:

To make the time adjustment easier, don’t boil the ocean; start going to bed 15 minutes earlier than the night before… do this for 3-4 days.
*According to new national sleep survey from Sleep Number, over half (54 %) of the respondents don’t feel they are getting enough sleep to be at their best. Losing an hour of sleep really takes it's toll on the mind & body!

Get ahead of the time change:

Live in the future! On Saturday, live your life as if it's already an hour ahead. For example, drink your last cup of coffee at 11 am (because that is really noon). Since caffeine has an approximate half-life of 6 hours, you don’t want to consumer caffeine after noon as it may impede your sleep. 

Give your eyes and mind a break before bed:

 Put down the screens! Survey results indicate that people who use devices in bed are more likely to feel they don’t get enough sleep (51 %). Always make a screen-free zone about an hour before bedtime, which gives the eyes and mind time to relax before getting shut-eye (and allows the sleep hormone melatonin to trigger sleepiness). People in the Western region of the U.S. are the biggest tech-in-bed offenders, with 66% of respondents bringing devices to bed.

Track your sleep pattern:

Monitor sleep to improve it.  58%  of people wish they knew more about how to improve the quality of their sleep, yet only 16 % actually monitor their sleep (versus 41 % who track exercise and 43 % who track diet). And, women are more likely to focus on improving their sleep compared to men. Sleep Number’s SleepIQ technology offers a simple solution to those who want to know better sleep. 

Those are all great tips to ward off the Daylight Saving Time Change! Thank you Sleep Number for helping us get ready! The Daylight Saving Time tips to help you survive the change is an asset for us

Daylight Saving Time Tips Survive Change

In our household, we are working on a few ways to avoid being late and staying ahead of the time change!

Changing our morning routine is first on the list! Shawn takes his lunch to work. For the first couple weeks, we will be making his lunch the night before! That is a task we usually tackle in the morning. This will give him a few extra minutes of sleep in the morning.

Since we don't have anything to do or anywhere to be on Saturday and Sunday, we will be setting our clock ahead one hour on Friday night. This will help us avoid forgetting the time change. Plus, it will give us a couple extra days of actually living with the change. Maybe this year he won't be slapping the snooze button so much.

Speaking of the snooze button, move that alarm clock across the room so everyone has to physically get up to stop that annoying sound! Once you get up to push the snooze button, you might as well just get up! You have already won half the battle of waking up by getting out of bed!

We will be laying our clothes out for the next day to also cut down on our time needed in the morning to get ready for work. There is nothing like getting to work and realizing your striped shirt and checkered pants are clashing. How about those socks or shoes that just don't match each other? Yes, that is always fun when you have on a tan sock and a brown sock.

The best part of getting through the Daylight Saving Time will be the 15 – 20 minute nap in the afternoon! When we were little it was like a punishment. Now that we are older, it's like we are being rewarded!

Finally, we have our home gym set up and will be adding some afternoon exercise! This will not only make us feel better & sleep better, we will eventually look better too!

For more great tips and fun facts, visit Sleep Number! You can find out which country first implemented Daylight Saving Time!

What do you do to survive the time change? I would love to hear your great tips too!


Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Sleep Number for providing the tips for this post. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive monetary compensation in exchange for this post.

Low Impact Exercise System #exerciseforseniors

Low Impact Exercise System

I was provided a copy to review by Jumpstart 180 Fitness.

The Jumpstart 180 Fitness DVD Collection offers a very good low impact exercise system for any age! This exercise video collection is perfect for Senior Citizens and those who require low impact. If you want to stay active and don't want to injure or cause further injury, this is the set for you!

They don't have the fit and trim models working out hard and fast! The have average people that need the ability to be active on there working out! Nothing makes you feel worse when you see a fit and trim person working out and not out of breath! That always makes me turn it off and put the videos away!

I tried out the 30 minute workouts, all 7 of them! The set comes with 4 DVDs and I really felt better after the warm up. I was ready to feel the burn! Yes, even low impact workouts will make you sweat! I am addicted to these videos! It has become a 3 days a week habit. Slow and steady will win this race to fitness!

If you would like to get a copy of the Jumpstart 180 Fitness DVD Collection, it is for sale on Amazon.

We are also giving away a copy to one lucky reader! You can enter to win here.

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JumpStart 180 Fitness DVD Collection #Giveaway #exerciseforseniors

JumpStart 180

Sponsor: JumpStart 180 Fitness

Host: Thoughts of Happiness

Prize: 1 Set of the Jumpstart 180 Fitness DVD Collection, ARV $29.99

The JumpStart 180 Fitness DVD Collection has seven (7) 30 minute workout videos and is a great deal! From start to finish, you will feel great and accomplished! So get your workout face on and get your fitness program started!

Eligibility: US resident & at least 18 years of age to enter.

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#FREE NEW Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash Coupon #Giveaway

Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash

Sponsor: Dial

Host: Thoughts of Happiness

Prize: Free NEW Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash Coupon, ARV $4.49

This has to be one of the best Dial Body Wash soaps I have ever tried. I am so excited to have the ability to share it with one lucky reader! I am sure you be ready to soak in the tub and enjoy the fragrance that the Marula Oil provides. Pure relaxation and a calming peace! Ahhh!

Eligibility: US resident & at least 18 years of age to enter.

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Odds of winning depends on the number of eligible entries received. 


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Why I love the NEW Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash!

NEW Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash

I am a Purex Insider Blogger and was provided product to facilitate this review!

Why I love the NEW Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash:

Dial takes my skin care serious! They are always striving to bring moisturizing soap to the table with each new restoring body wash! The NEW Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash is the newest addition to the family body wash line!

 The Winter has been brutal with bitter cold, dry air, and tons of snow! Cleansing and moisturizing your skin to obtain that healthy glow and soft skin is very important! Don't forget to start the process while bathing by using the NEW Dial Miracle Oil Body WashThis new fresh body wash helps you attain soft skin again in the shower (or tub if you like to soak)!

After shoveling all that snow, there is nothing like a relaxing soak in the tub to chase those chills and skin damaging air qualities away! Just picture it! You have tealight candles lit, soft music of choice playing at a low volume, a bathtub full of warm & cozy water, and your Dial Miracle Body Wash within your reach! Relax, enjoy, and pamper yourself! You deserve it! The scent of Marula Oil will give you that ahh moment!

Oh who am I kidding? I didn't shovel snow! I braved the snow for photographs! I deserve this luxurious bath after stomping around in the snow to get this picture!

NEW Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash

Would you like to have the luxury of the NEW Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash? We are giving away a FREE product coupon to one lucky reader! 

You can enter to win here!

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Vionic Teams with SparkPeople for the Fourth Annual Vionic Walkabout Challenge

Vionic SparkPeople Fourth Annual Vionic Walkabout

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Vionic. I received product in exchange for this post.

Vionic Teams with SparkPeople for the Fourth Annual Vionic Walkabout 

Inspired by Australian tradition, Vionic Group’s Fourth Annual Walkabout Challenge aims to help create healthy habits over the course of a month-long program beginning February 1st. Users can sign up for the 30-day online challenge throughout the month of February.

“Walking can become almost equal to jogging in terms of getting your heart rate pumping for a healthy cardiovascular workout,” says Dr. Andrew Weil, highly regarded integrative medicine expert. “It is probably the safest [exercise] option of all, with the least chance of injury”.

Walking 30 minutes/day for 30 days will not only improve your health, but initiate a very good habit for a longer life. All too often we get consumed by our various medias or just cannot break away from the desk {even for lunch… guilty!}

This year, Vionic is partnering SparkPeople, an online digital health platform that helps users reach their goals and lead healthier lives through free nutrition and fitness tools, expert created content and a vibrant, supportive community. SparkPeople has about 16 million lifetime members, many of whom lost weight and achieved better fitness through walking. SparkPeople members have organically formed hundreds of walking support teams on the site, and others even meet up for in-person walking groups.

SparkPeople will host the Vionic Walkabout challenge through the month of April, at which point, users will be given the option to extend their SparkPeople memberships and continue on the journey to realizing their health and fitness goals. The 30-Day Walkabout Challenge is a doable, progressive walking program that's suitable for everyone. By joining the challenge, users will receive a 30-day walking plan, a strength-training routine to help become a stronger walker, plus daily challenges and smart injury-prevention tips to tie it all together. “Walking can become almost equal to jogging in terms of getting your heart rate pumping for a healthy cardiovascular workout,” says Dr. Andrew Weil, noted integrative medicine expert. “It is probably the safest [exercise] option of all, with the least chance of injury”.

On Vionic’s Facebook page and Instagram, users will also have the chance to “Walk to Win,” competing for weekly footwear prizes and the grand prize: a trip to California wine country. Through photo contests, Vionic will give away weekly prizes such as new Vionic shoes, Dr. Weil Cookbooks and more.

To learn more about the 30-Day Walkabout Challenge, and sign up to take part in the challenge please click here: 

The Vionic Walkabout Challenge by SparkPeople

About Vionic Footwear

Vionic footwear merges unparalleled biomedical technology with versatile, modern design fit for every occasion. Developed by Phillip Vasyli, renowned Australian podiatrist and founder of Orthaheel Technology, Vionic shoes help restore natural foot function and relieve foot pain due to misalignment, promoting a more active lifestyle. With premium materials, artful construction and streamlined silhouettes, Vionic’s men’s and women’s collections provide standout style with exceptional comfort and functionality. 

The Vionic footwear collection is available at select quality retailers across North America, including, Dillards, Belk and Zappos, as well as

To learn more about Vionic Shoes, visit the site!

About SparkPeople, Inc. 

SparkPeople is the leading digital health community providing users with content, tools and community to help consumers achieve their healthy lifestyle goals. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, the company was founded by Chris Downie, CEO, in 2001.

To join SparkPeople or learn more, please visit their website.

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3 Easy Steps To Achieve Michael Keaton Red Carpet Hair Style #Giveaway

Achieve Michael Keaton Red Carpet Hair Style

I was asked to share the following information by American Crew. I received product in exchange for this post.

American Crew wants to help you with 3 easy steps to achieve Michael Keaton's Red Carpet hair Style!

American Crew recently worked with celebrity groomer Diana Schmidtke to create Michael Keaton's fabulous Red Carpet hair style. Michael is one of Hollywood's hottest actors! Doesn't he look suave and debonair! Especially his hair!

We are sharing the inside scoop of how Diana Schmidtke was able to achieve this look and what products she used. Even better, we are giving away two of those products!

3 Easy Steps To Achieve Michael Keaton's Red Carpet Hair Style:

Step 1:

 Start with American Crew Boost Powder on dry hair, working it through the roots to give hair lift and thickness.

Achieve Michael Keaton Red Carpet Hair StyleAmerican Crew Boost Powder is an anti-gravity volume powder that adds lift and thickness to the hair. This weightless powder adds grit for drama and texture, while softening the hair and enabling it retain its natural moisture. Boost Powder has a matte finish with a flexible hold and can be layered with American Crew Boost Cream or virtually any other American Crew styling product. Boost Powder works well with any hair type and is suitable for everyday use.

Step 2:

 Apply a nickel-size amount of American Crew Fiber. Warm it up in your hands and apply to hair from front to back and back to front for even application. This step will thicken, texturize and increase the fullness of the hair.

AMC FiberAmerican Crew Fiber is a high hold, low shine product that helps thicken, texturize and increase fullness of the hair. It is ideal for the man who wants to add texture to his style while having absolute control. Fiber protects against moisture loss, conditions the hair and provides a smooth after feel. The finish results in a strong, pliable hold with a matte appearance. Fiber works well with shorter hair, 1-3 inches in length. Suitable for everyday use.

Step 3:

Finish with a light mist of hairspray such as R+CO to lock in the look.

Products Used:

American Crew Boost Power, American Crew Fiber, R+CO Hairspray

To help one of my lucky readers achieve the Michael Keaton Red Carpet Hair Style, American Crew is giving away one set of American Crew Boost Powder and American Crew Fiber to one winner within the United States that is at least 18 years of age. ARV $35.00

Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning depends on number of eligible entries. Please be advised, all entries are verified!

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Magic Bullet Share Your Smoothies #Contest #MagicSmoothie

Want to win a NutriBullet PRO 900? Put your best smoothie recipe forward! There is a new  Pin2Win Contest in town!

Share your favorite smoothie recipes for a chance to win a NutriBullet PRO 900 Series and a SuperFood SuperPack!

Click here the picture to enter:

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How to drive a Blogger crazy – FlipStir Puzzles #Games #Toys

FlipStir Puzzles

How to drive a Blogger crazy – FlipStir Puzzles gave me this challenge! I happily accepted the challenge and reviewed it for them!

FlipStir Puzzles entertain me and make me mad as H-E-Double Hockey Sticks all in one! Whew! Who knew I could go cross eyed, blurt out that many expletive words, and concentrate all at the same time? Not to mention the fact that my tongue escaped my mouth and  hung out with my lips to watch this adventure about halfway through! I guess that is a concentration tactic that I had not used in a long time. I think I have a few new frown lines and filled up the swear jar! Nothing like having a real challenge in my hands!

FlipStir Puzzles are great conversation pieces! It's a blast to watch someone trying to solve the puzzle. For those of you that don't understand what it is, I will explain. They are enclosed tubes with puzzle pieces inside! Those pieces stack up and need to be placed in a certain order to be correct. How can you move them around? You have a stick with what appears to be a foot inside the tube that is attached to a handle outside of the tube. You can move it up, down, and swivel it around!

I have to brag now! I solved the Statue of Liberty Puzzle in an hour! Half of that time was learning the secret to moving the pieces around and the remainder was getting them in the correct order. This was not too bad for the first stab at it! I wanted to do the smarty pants dance and jump around in celebration. I chose to stay calm and get a picture of it before I goofed and scrambled it all up again! I walked to the counter and carefully placed the puzzle on the surface. Success! I made it there! No one touch that! I am going for the camera! Wow! For a change, no one touched it!

Here it is, my VICTORY!

FlipStir Puzzles

This is a great game to help with eye – hand coordination, concentration, and learning patience!

Who wants to try out this fun and aggravating puzzle? Great! Here is your chance!

To enter this giveaway, you must be at least 18 years of age & a current US Resident! Void where prohibited bylaw. Odds of winning depends on the number of eligible entries. All entries will be verified!

Prize: Level 1 Rainbow Pencils Puzzle from FlipStir! ARV $24.95

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