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Monday, February 29, 2016

Presenting the Shaklee Opportunity - Monday Feb. 29



When Nancy and Richard Brown started in Shaklee, Nancy worked in a real estate office every day, praying for something more – more time with her girls who were in middle school and high school, more time as a family, more income and to be able to be more – learn new things, be a leader and do something that had a purpose.

Shaklee opened the doors to dreams she didn't know existed. Nancy says, "It has been a privilege for me to share Shaklee with family, friends and many new people along the way.  The joy comes when the people who try our products come back and say how well they feel, how a health concern has improved.  Those who go on to build a business know that I am their biggest cheerleader and that helping them achieve their success is my greatest achievement."


Here is how to join in:

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29
5 PM PT | 6 PM MT | 7 PM CT | 8 PM ET

Webcast Link:  https://meet.fm/ShakleeMC
Dial-In Number: 1-650-281-0004 | 932122#
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After the call, be sure to contact us to learn more about Shaklee and the opportunities available to you. Just click the "Contact Us" tab up top and tell us how we can help you.


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Friday, February 26, 2016

A Healthier Version of the Shamrock Shake



SHAMROCK SHAKE. If you love these shamrock shakes from McDonalds, but not all the junk that comes with them, we have a healthier alternative. This one tastes like mint ice cream!

Nutty Shamrock Shake
By Suni Ferrer

1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
8 oz water (less for thicker)
2 scoops vanilla Shaklee Life mix
1-2 handfuls any greens (spinach, kale, Swiss chard)
12 pistachios
A few drops of mint extract to taste or 4-6 fresh mint leaves
4-6 ice cubes
stevia to taste
Blend without ice first until smooth, then add ice and blend again.

You can omit the nuts like we do if you don't like them or can't eat them.

Spinach is a great way to add a healthy veggie and you can't taste it! 

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Click here to find the healthy Shaklee Life Shake mixes: Shaklee Life Shake

Thanks Suni for your delicious recipe! :)

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Mix Up Your Workout With “Bursts” To Lose Weight More Effectively



How are your workouts going so far this year? Remember back in January when you made yourself the promise to work out on a regular basis to lose weight and get healthier? Have you plateaued yet?

Often when we start an exercise routine whether it is walking, aerobics, weights, or whatever, we tend to do the same thing over and over again. We get in a workout rut.

Not only are our minds getting bored, but so are our bodies. If you are tired of doing the same old thing week after week, chances are the results you were hoping to see still have not arrived yet.

You need some challenges thrown in to challenge not only your muscles, but also your brain. Let’s face it, if you’re bored your motivation to workout will start to fade. Soon excuses start cropping up as to why you didn’t work out today.

Just like in a healthy diet, you need variety!

Try throwing in some extra challenging moves you only do for short bursts to get your heart rate up and to rev up your fat burning metabolism.

These short bursts of working really hard or really fast can really put some zing and fun back into your workouts.

Here are a few ways you can throw in a little “burst” to your workout:

  • Walking – when walking the dog or just out for a stroll try walking so fast that you are almost running. Running is great, but if you haven’t run in a while or have an injury you may want to stick with walking. Pick a target in the distance like a tree or a park bench and walk as fast you can taking large strides and breathing rhythmically till you get there. You can also just count off in your head how long you are working hard till you just have to stop. Make sure you go long enough till you’re panting and bring that heart rate up.


  • Running – if you are a runner or a jogger than adding in sprints throughout your run is another way. Follow the same ideas as walking.


  • Weight lifting – during your weightlifting sessions (you are doing them, right?) try either adding considerable extra weight for a few reps or adding reps with your normal weight or even adding speed. Just don’t compromise proper form so you don’t injure yourself. Again, set a timer or count in your head. Whatever works for you.


Here is an example of something I’ve just started doing. We just acquired a new treadmill. Great for when it’s cold and snowy out and I can’t get out to walk. A couple times a week I do an interval of walking on an incline.



I start off at 0% for 5 minutes at an easy pace just to warm up my muscles, then I increase the incline by 1% for 2 minutes. Then after those two minutes I increase it another 1% till I am at the machine’s maximum which is 15%.

Now 15% at 2.5 mph may not seem like a lot, but I do have a back injury and a knee injury I have to consider. Believe me, walking at this speed at 15% incline isn't easy - look at the machine's intensity level, it's at 9!

You may be able to go faster or you may have to go slower. It isn’t important to “keep up” with someone else. What is important is to challenge “your” body.

I show you this as this is just one way you can mix up a treadmill routine. The other days I add in speed where I run at the fastest pace I can for as long as I can, then come back down to my normal brisk walk. I walk for a few minutes then increase the speed again till I’m running. My injuries prevent me from running a long amount of time, but these “bursts” help me to increase my calorie burn as well help to condition me faster.

The important thing to remember is to do these short bursts in intervals. If you only have 30 minutes to work out, then after your 5 minute warm up, work out at your normal speed then throw in a burst for 30 seconds then go back to normal speed for 5 minutes. Try and do at least 3 bursts. 


As you get accustomed to them you need to up the burst level. You can add the number of fast bursts, increase the time you do your bursts or increase the speed you do them at. Find what is the most fun and challenging for you.

Don’t worry if you can’t even do 30 seconds of intense burst activity. If all you can do is 10 seconds, that’s fine. We all have to start someplace and 10 seconds will eventually lead to 15, then 30 and so on.

Remember to allow yourself some grace and start where you are comfortable. The idea is to build up your endurance, burn more calories, speed up your metabolism and get fitter faster.

Change is good. Be creative. What sounds like a fun way to add a burst of activity into your routine? Keep your body guessing as to what is coming next. It will be happy to burn those extra calories and you will get more excited to work out.

Don’t forget to keep hydrated during your work out. We like to use the same hydration drink the Olympic athletes use, Shaklee Performance. Check it out, I think you’ll like its features and how well it works at keeping your energy levels high while you are rehydrating.

Remember to have fun while you are getting fit!

Julie

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Healthier You! Newsletter - Heart Health



Dear Shaklee Family,

Happy Friday! :)

I wanted to let you know you can expect our Healthier You! Newsletter in your email box on Monday. So be on the lookout for this email. 

In this issue we will be discussing heart health.

Here are the topics we will be covering:

  • February Is Heart Health Month - I’m Still Ticking!
  • The Science Behind Shaklee’s SmartHeart™ Regimens
  • Dr. Jamie’s Corner: Love Your Heart - a new section written by Dr. Jamie McManus M.D., FAAFP
  • The 6th Time Was the Charm – It Changed Everything - a Shaklee lifestyle story
  • What Does Organic Really Mean?
  • Smoothie Recipe of the Month – Almond Joy Smoothie


I am amazed that heart health continues to be a top killer of both men & women! And the warning signs are very different for men & women. Please, please learn the warning signs and if you experience anything similar do not hesitate to seek emergency medical help. Time is so crucial to saving your life in these situations, so don’t worry about being mistaken or embarrassed. If the symptoms are something less serious like anxiety attack or heartburn or even just a gas “bubble” :) then it’s good to know. Never be embarrassed to seek help.

My father died from a massive heart attack at home when I was only 16. The doctors said he must have had mini attacks prior and never told anyone. That is why I stress the importance of maintaining good heart health and knowing what to do just in case. There is someone who loves you & needs you. It is Not selfish to take care of yourself.

Please know that those who are interested in our Smart Heart regimens, but need to check with the doctor first due to current medications being taken, we do have a medical letter of description to hand to your doctor explaining in medical terms what they are and what the ingredients are.

This letter is written by Shaklee’s doctors and it helps you and your doctor make the best choice for your health. Knowledge is incredibly powerful and the more you know, the better choices you can make. Just let me know if you need a copy of that medical reference letter and I will be happy to get it to you.

Isn’t it wonderful that Shaklee can and does provide such wonderful, caring service?! You simply just cannot get that type of quality service from any other supplement company! I love the fact that Shaklee puts safety & quality first.

Members, please know that I am still currently doing member updates and if you haven’t made your appointment with me, please do so soon as the time for you to receive your free gift is running out! They only take about 10-15 minutes so don’t miss out!

I also want to remind you of our upcoming wellness webinar this Monday night at 9:00 PM ET on Adrenal Fatigue. We will be discussing this ever growing problem and hear from Pam and her story, plus share ideas of what others are doing to recover. If you would like to attend we can reserve your spot, but you must let me know before 6:00 PM on Monday so I can do that and send you your personal link to it. These webinars are wonderful as you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home and if there is time afterwards they will take questions via email.

That’s it for now. If you need any information or just would like to chat, feel free to contact me.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend & those who I have appointments with next week, I look forward to talking with you! :)

Be well my friends,

Julie



Tuesday, February 9, 2016

February is American Heart Month

Show your heart some love.





 
 
It's the perfect time to start taking steps that will keep your heart healthy today and for years to come. Maintain healthy cholesterol and blood pressure with the SmartHeart™ Regimens.
 
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Monday, February 8, 2016

Working Out Helps Relieve Anger



Have you ever been so mad you wanted to hurt someone or punch the wall or kick the wastecan into the next county?

I think we all have at one time or another.

I have found that working out really hard or going for a really brisk walk can really help diffuse my anger and help me to calm down.

Exercise gets your body moving, your mind off of yourself more and releases those feel good hormones.

So when you feel that rage coming on go work out really hard. You still may be angry when you finish, but at least you will be too tired to act upon it! 

Just be sure to warm up for a few minutes first, cool down afterwards and stretch really well. You don't want to be sore or injure yourself.

So don't get mad, get fit! J

Julie


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Tuesday, February 2, 2016


We all know how to improve the health of our hearts....Eat right and exercise.

You know how to eat right....More fresh fruits and vegetables, lean protein, less refined sugar and saturated fat.

You know how to exercise and you know how to lose weight.

But did you know that there are products that can help you achieve your heart health goals?

See the products listed below and if you have questions, want to talk or need some info to take to your doctor to evaluate, simply click the "Contact Us" tab up top and tell us how we can help.

 OmegaGuard - Promotes Cardiovascular Health.

Protect Your Heart
Ultra Pure- Pharmaceutical Grade
Omega Guard™ pharmaceutical grade omega 3's uses a state-of-the-art, proprietary, low temperature, triple molecular distillation and purification process that concentrates natural beneficial omega 3 fatty acids and helps remove harmful contaminants including heavy metals lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, dioxins and PCBs.

World's Finest Fish oil
Omega Guard™ provides a full spectrum of seven natural omega 3 fatty acids -- EPA, DHA, ALA and more for cardiovascular health* and to support healthy vision, brain and joint function*.


 CoQHeart - Strengthens the Heart Muscle.

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) supports energy production in your cells. Studies show that as we age we have less and less of it in our body. CoQ10 is especially important to heart health. A healthy heart, which never stops to rest, relies on CoQ10's energy support.*

The uniqueness of Shaklee CoQHeart comes from its highly bioavailable delivery. Your body more readily accepts the softgel delivery form used in CoQHeart than it does solid powders. So you can get more out of your supplement.

Also included in CoQHeart's combination of ingredients is the powerful antioxidant resveratrol - believed to be the most beneficial antioxidant compound in red wine.* CoQHeart contains 640 mcg of resveratrol, equivalent to the amount of resveratrol in one glass of red wine.


♥ CholesterolRegulation Complex - A Natural Approach to Cholesterol Management

Take charge of your cholesterol before it becomes a problem, with Shaklee Cholesterol Regulation Complex.*

Cholesterol Regulation Complex can help you retain normal cholesterol levels, along with a low-fat diet and exercise. Its blend of natural ingredients includes a unique compound that inhibits the absorption of dietary cholesterol and has been shown to increase HDL ("good") cholesterol. And, Cholesterol Regulation Complex does not interrupt the production of coenzyme Q10, a nutrient important to heart health that helps cells produce energy.


 Blood Pressure - Blood Pressure is a scientifically supported nutritional solution to help retain healthy blood pressure by helping to promote healthy blood vessels and blood flow.

Studies have shown the key ingredients in Shaklee Blood Pressure address two important mechanisms that are known to impact blood pressure levels already in the normal range. 
  •     Promotes blood circulation
  •     Promotes healthy blood vessels 


 Garlic - Helps Retain Normal Blood Pressure.

Studies show that garlic promotes cardiovascular health by helping to retain normal blood pressure and cholesterol levels when used as part of a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet. Garlic Complex also provides the antioxidant properties of spearmint and rosemary.


 Fiber Plan - The Fiber You Need on a "Regular" Basis.

Shaklee Fiber Plan products provide soluble fiber from psyllium seed husk to help retain normal cholesterol levels by its ability to bind cholesterol, preventing absorption.* It contains insoluble fiber as well, which promotes regularity by its ability to absorb water.


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You know what to do, so what are you waiting for?

Love your heart, Care for your heart, Share your heart.

Julie

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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