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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Turnaround Talk: Keys to Keeping The Weight Off

You've worked hard to lose that weight, now learn a few tips to help keep it off!

Learn the healthy habits to help keep weight off. 

Here's Dr. Jamie McManus with her top ten tips.




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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Reduce Heart Disease Risks - February Shaklee Science Talk



Heart disease is America’s leading cause of death, and there are many factors that can increase this risk. And because everyone’s heart is different, not everyone shares the same concern.

Are you concerned about your heart health?

Did you know that there are lifestyle changes you can make and nutritional solutions that can help reduce your risk of heart disease?

This month, Shaklee’s Science Talk with leading doctors discuss reducing heart disease risks. Here is what you can learn:
  • Learn what heart disease is.
  • Learn about heart disease risks and what you can do to lower your risk.
  • Learn about one way the Mayo Clinic says that you can do to lower the risk of fatal heart disease by almost 25%!

It is only 16 minutes long and the information in it can help you learn how to lower your risk of heart disease.

Science Talk can be easily listened to on a computer or as a pod cast on a mobile device.

 


Shaklee also offers a full line of heart healthy products called SmartHeart™.

To learn more about what Shaklee offers to help you achieve a healthier heart you can watch this short video -  
The Science Behind Shaklee SmartHeart™




Do you need more info to discuss with your doctor? Shaklee provides physician letters on SmartHeart that you can take to your doctor that helps explain what is in it, what it does and a means of contacting Shaklee if your doctor wants to inquire further.

Only Shaklee provides such transparency and is happy to work with you and your doctor to help you live a healthier life!

If you would like to discuss this more, please contact us by clicking the "Contact Us" tab up top and tell us how we can help. 🙂


Be well my friends.




Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Your Weight After the Super Bowl & A Tip To Get Back On Track


The Super Bowl is over, the 2000 calories you consumed in four hours is now settling in on your hips, thighs, butt and around your middle. Those pants are now fitting just a little tighter and you feel…………awful.

Are you thinking that you just totally wrecked the great diet you were on and that’s it’s no use? 

Are you thinking of giving up and going back to your old ways and just accept that you will remain overweight and out of shape forever?

Well, shake it off! 

You are not stuck where you are! 

So you over indulged a little. OK, a lot. 

No big deal, you can come back from this. It just pushed your goal back a week or two is all. 

You can climb back on that wagon and I am reaching out a hand to help hoist your behind on up!

Don't you dare give up on your healthy lifestyle goals. You've put in too much time and effort to give up now.
And if you haven't started at all on getting healthier, now is a great time to start!

The biggest tip I can give you is to not give up. Revisit your "why" - as to why you wanted to lose weight and get healthy this year. 

Write this "why" reason down. You may have more than one. Some examples might be: 
  • "I want to be able to keep up with my kids."
  • "My dad (or mom) died young and I want to make sure I'm here for my kids."
  • "My doctor wants me to take cholesterol and blood pressure meds and that scares me."
  • "I want my energy back. I want my life back!"


What is YOUR reason? Your "why" is what will help carry you through those times when you want to give up and drown yourself in a gallon of ice cream.

Write them in a positive tone and in present tense. Never state what you don't want, such as: "I don't want to be fat anymore." Never focus on the negative, think only of what you do want - the positive.

Say what you DO want, such as: "I am making better choices with my health so I can play soccer with my kids without my knees hurting."

or

"I am choosing to eat these healthy foods and finding ways to prepare them in tasty ways so I can look forward to fitting into those jeans I love."

Here's another one: "I want to be there to walk my daughter down the aisle. I will do this by taking charge of my health and how I live my life."

I suggest being very specific with your goals. Write them down and then write the steps you are going to take to get there.

Need an example to help you get started? Here is one way:

  • Goal: To get to a healthy weight of 150 pounds and a size 6 (This is just an example - Our free HealthPrint test can help you determine what is a healthy weight based on your height, etc.)
  • Why: This weight loss means I will finally fit into those jeans I've had for 8 years and I will have so much energy to do whatever I want to do - like keep up with the kids!
  • How: I promise to take my butt for a walk every day for 30 minutes either outside if nice or inside on a treadmill, or at the mall if the weather isn't nice. I will also substitute one to two meals a day with a healthy alternative. I will reward myself with a new item of clothing after one month as I notice my clothes fitting looser.
  • Benefits I will receive: I will have a ton of energy! My clothes will fit looser and I may even get to buy new ones! My family and friends will compliment me! My cholesterol and blood pressure numbers will improve, which could help me live a healthier, longer life! I will save money by living healthier since I may not need to spend as much on medications! I will feel great!


Do you see the picture I'm trying to get you to paint here? 

You need to make that image of what you want very vivid.

Focus only on what you want, NOT on what you don't want. When you focus on what you want, your mind will go to work trying to fulfill that. 

So write this reason or reasons down and post them everywhere - on the fridge, the food pantry, the bathroom mirror, the dash of your car, etc.

The Super Bowl is over and it's time to get back on the winning side of life - a healthy one!

So brush off the chip crumbs, wash out the chili stains and get back up! 

You are worth it. 

Your family, friends and loved ones are counting on you. They need you. 

YOU need you. You are no good to anyone slumping around feeling bad about yourself. So get up and try again. You CAN do this. And we can help.


If you are still looking for a weight loss program or are ready to try something that really works, then take a look at 

You can click the link to learn more or click the “Contact Us” tab up top -  leave your info, what you are interested in and someone will get with you.

We recommend taking our Free HealthPrint. Just answer a few questions and get tips and ideas that may help you reach your goals.


It’s never too late to start on becoming a healthier you!

Julie

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Join Us & Be Part of the Effect

Veterans & Family Can Own Their Own Business - for Free!


As much as we hate to admit it, our military personnel are not paid as much as they deserve. They and their families make great sacrifices for our freedom, money being just one of them.

Shaklee recognizes how hard it can be to raise a family and get ahead on just military pay. Many service men and women and/or their spouses want to also have their own business that they can do in the few spare moments they have. 

Many spouses of current military service members have young children at home and don't want to leave them to work a low paying job. Another scenario is they are in a foreign country and cannot work an outside job.

They want to earn extra income, but are unsure of what they can and are allowed to do while they or their spouse is in the military. Even if they live on a base, can they own their own business?

Yes, they can!

They want a business that isn't hard to do or takes a huge amount of time. They also need to have a business that can move with them, wherever that may be.

This business venture also means they get to keep the customers they made in the previous locations as they move from place to place so they aren't always having to rely on getting new customers. This business needs to be able to provide a consumable product that people can order over and over again.

They also need to be able to provide good products without having to carry an inventory. This would allow their customers to order what they wanted, when they wanted and have it shipped to their door.

Shaklee can provide such a business.

Don't most people wash their clothes, clean their homes and use personal care products? We hope, right!

Shaklee can provide good, quality products people already use every day and more. You earn just by sharing them with others. We provide the training and you can get started for free!

To honor our veterans, Shaklee offers a special Veterans Promotion of a free distributorship (Distributor Welcome Kit, $49.95 value) to veterans, including those in active military service, to thank and honor them for their service to our country.

In order to qualify for this you must get with us prior to joining. There are specific procedures that have to be followed. You cannot join online and receive this free offer! Please Contact Us, tell us you are interested in the Veteran Promotion and we will get the ball rolling!

As you are already aware of, there are also military regulations that must be followed. They aren't too complicated and we can share those with you.

You will be in business for yourself, but you will not be in business by yourself. We will be with you to help you, wherever you may be.

If you are interested in learning more, just click here:
Contact Us and tell us what you need to know and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have.


We hope you will take advantage of this generous offer and let us help you achieve your goals. It's the least we can do for all you do for us!

Check out our website, look around and then get with us to learn more: ToBeHealthy.MyShaklee.com

Not interested in building a business, but are interested in or have some questions about the products? We can help you with that including how to get products shipped to a base.
Just let us know how we can help you. 🙂



Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Video: Turnaround Talk: Measuring Success

It's not just the pounds, it's your shape, too. 
Here's how to measure yourself––and your success!
~with Dr. Jamie McManus.




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Health Tip: Alternate Your Workouts For Maximum Advantage


Be sure to alternate between endurance (or aerobic) exercises and resistance training (non-aerobic) exercises.
This is very important because each type of exercise promotes weight loss in different, but equally important, ways.

Endurance exercises, such as biking, running, swimming, and hiking, get your heart rate up and help your body burn fat as a source of energy.

In contrast, resistance training exercises, such as weight-lifting, push ups, and abdominal crunches, help build lean muscle, which in turn increases your metabolic rate. They also help strengthen bones and can help improve posture.

Tip: Your muscles burn more calories than your body fat, so try doing resistance exercises 2 to 3 times a week. 
Avoid exercising the same muscles several days in a row. 
For example, do bicep curls and chest presses one day to work your upper body and switch to lunges and squats to work your lower body the next day. 

This will allow your muscles to recover between workouts.
From Shaklee Corporation


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Friday, January 13, 2017

January's Free Gift


January's free gift is a copy of "Thoughtmanship - 10 Rules for Happiness & Contentment".

This little gold nugget of wisdom is a joy to read and the advice it gives can change your life.

This free gift is given to all who place an order at our website: ToBeHealthy.MyShaklee.com

Offer ends January 31, 2017

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Something For Everyone:





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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Limited Time Offer - Begin Your Journey To A Leaner, Healthier You



A simple healthy weight program
We know losing weight can be as simple as it is difficult. That’s why Shaklee scientists, who are thankfully also human, designed the Shaklee 180 program to help you break the yo-yo dieting cycle to get healthier and fit for life.
This customizable two-meals-a-day kit contains all you need for your first 2 weeks of the program including two Life Energizing Shakes, one box Shaklee 180 Snack Bars, a Shaklee 180 Metabolic Boost supplement and a Vita-Lea multivitamin supplement.  
Plus, the kit includes a step-by-step program guide and online access to support tools, tips, healthy recipes, meal plans, exercise programs and lifestyle information – to help you lose the weight and learn how to keep it off.  
How?  Burn fat, not muscle with leucine.
For weight loss that lasts, it isn’t just about food and exercise alone—you need the right nutrition and the right support tools. Powered by Leucine®, our clinically tested products help you keep muscle you have, burn fat you don’t need and lose inches you don’t want. Real science with real results.
Why leucine works    
  • Supports lean muscle. Leucine is an essential amino acid that helps with protein synthesis to build lean muscle.
  • Muscle = Metabolism. Leucine-enriched protein helps your body preserve muscle mass so you lose the right kind of weight and keep metabolism strong.
  • More is better. More muscle means a stronger, leaner looking you.

**SPECIAL DISCOUNTED OFFER through January 31, 2017.  Save over $50 off full retail value at Member price of $150 (Full retail value $206.90**). Free Shaklee Membership with purchase.**





This starter kit includes:
This customizable two-meals-a-day kit contains all you need for your first 2 weeks in the program including:
  • Two canisters of delicious Life Energizing Shakes packed with protein to curb hunger and increase energy.
  • 16 grams of proprietary, ultra-pure, plant-based non-GMO protein
  • Added leucine to help preserve lean muscle and keep metabolism strong
  • A powerful patent-pending combination of prebiotics and one billion CFU of patented probiotics
  • Omega-3 ALA to support heart health
  • One box of tasty Shaklee 180 Snack Bars loaded with protein and fiber
  • A Shaklee 180 Metabolic Boost* supplement to help burn calories naturally and keep your metabolism going strong – bonus 30 day supply
  • One Vita-Lea® high potency multivitamin/multimineral supplement – bonus 30 day supply
  • Program support including a step-by-step program guide and online access to tools, tips, healthy recipes, meal plans, exercise programs and lifestyle information to help support your success.


Why Choose Shaklee? 
Because of the Shaklee Difference


Clinically-tested Life Energizing Shake and Shaklee 180 products:

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  • Use ultra-pure non-GMO protein
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  • Gluten free, lactose free and kosher
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This is the beginning of a new you.  You'll see and feel the difference! 😊

To learn more about these and other great offers, please visit our website: ToBeHealthy.MyShaklee.com


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

How To Use Your Dryer Vent To Help Heat & Moisturize Your House During Winter

Today’s newer efficient homes come with a price. The air inside our homes can become almost toxic and with the cold weather comes dry air.

Germs love dry air as they can float through the air more easily. Nasal passages become dried out not working as effectively at keeping the germs from entering our bodies.
Throats become dried out causing scratchy, sore throats. Allergies flare due to an overabundance of dust and pet dander.

I always recommend opening windows for at least 10-15 minutes every day to help “change” the air in your house.

Another way you can add moisture to the air during the winter is to use your dryer vent to pump the heat and the moisture from wet clothes back into your home.

There are benefits to this procedure and cautions, so please be sure to consider your own situation and needs and read the instructions below.

Benefits:

Adds moisture and heat to the air. Helps to warm the home by using the heat from the dryer. Adds moisture to the home from the drying of wet clothes and from the water in the bucket.
How to assemble:

See below picture.



Any large container will do. I like using Shaklee’s large team pack container of Performance Sports Drink. It has just the right size opening to fit the dryer tube.

I used a hole saw to drill out some vent holes in it. If you don’t have a hole saw you can use a sharp knife (with caution) to make some holes. They don’t have to be pretty, just functional. Cut out holes approximately this large.

Next, add a couple of inches of water. This is to trap the lint. Change the water at least once a week to avoid mold from developing and to empty out the lint. Use an old strainer to catch the lint as you pour the old water down the drain.

Loosen the clamp around your dryer vent and remove hose from pipe that exits your house. 
You can buy a vent cover at the hardware store or you can use a plastic lid with tape or at the very least stuff a rag in the vent exit tube. This will prevent cold air and any little critters from coming into the house.

Depending on the size of your container you are using you may want to get one of these inserts.

See pictures below:




(Please ignore the paint on my dryer – my husband decided to use my dryer as a paint mixing table. Wonderful.)

You may also just be able to clamp your dryer hose right onto your container without an insert. I love these easy dryer tube clamps – you can loosen and tighten them without the need of a screwdriver.

If you are uncertain how to make your tube fit the opening of your container, take your container with you to the hardware store and try different tubes and inserts. 

If you go to a smaller, specialty hardware store you will get more expert help than you usually get from the big box stores.

If you can’t make it work, try a different container. Look around and use your imagination.

Tip: 
Empty out and vacuum out your dryer tube of excess lint or just replace it. The buildup of lint inside the dryer tube can cause a fire. Lift up your dryer tube. It should feel very light. If it feels heavy, clean out or replace the tube.

Attach your tube to your container and sit it on a stable surface like the floor or a table.

Now for some of the cautions.

If you use a toxic fabric softener like a store brand – do not vent your dryer inside your home! Many of these fabric softeners and perfumy laundry detergents are very toxic and are the cause of many allergies and asthma problems. Please consider switching to a safe product. I use Shaklee’s laundry products – Get Clean Healthy Home - Laundry


I love how the light scent fills my home. If you don’t want any scent you can use the unscented laundry liquid and their unscented dryer sheets.

Make sure your furnace is running regularly. You don’t want too much moisture building up in your home. Check your laundry area regularly. If you see any moisture building up or if the air seems particularly heavy with moisture. Discontinue use. You do not want too much moisture in the home to cause mold.

Once the cold weather is over and your furnace is not running much, be sure and vent your dryer back outside. Again, you do not want too much moisture to buildup in your home and cause mold. This procedure is only for when the air is very dry due to heating and you are looking to add a little moisture to the air. 

If your laundry room is in the basement, make sure your door to the upstairs is open while your dryer is running. Don’t worry about the cooler air from the basement coming in – the air exchange is good as long as there is no mold in your basement. 

If there is mold, do not do this and make it a priority to get any mold eradicated from your home. The expense of doing so is far less than the medical expenses you will have if you don’t. Mold is a serious problem and is the cause of many health problems.

Make sure there is always a little water in your container and change it at least once a week. 

Check to make sure your connection to your container is fitted tightly and that your container is on a stable surface where it won’t fall over. 

Make sure your dryer tube does not have a kink or sharp bend in it. This will cause lint to build up inside the tube.

If you are doing a lot of loads, check to make sure your container isn’t getting too hot. Give it time to cool down between loads if necessary.

Never leave your home while the dryer is running, regardless of whether you are venting it inside or outside. Dryers often catch fire for many reasons. I personally saw a neighbor lose their house due to their dryer catching fire as they ran a quick 15 minute errand. So sad.

Now that you’ve read the precautions, I think you may really like using this method. We love how it adds a nice scent and moisture to the home and it helps to warm our basement up, too.

Now for the legal stuff: I am not responsible for injury, damage or loss to humans, pets or property. Any modifications you make to your home or appliances is totally up to you. Though this procedure is simple, an improper design or modification can be a safety issue. Use common sense or ask someone who has it for advice. When in doubt, consult a professional.

For more information on the laundry products we use that are safe, non-toxic and much cheaper to use as they are very concentrated, visit www.ToBeHealthy.MyShaklee.com or contact us by clicking the “Contact Us” tab up top and filling out the contact form.

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