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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

5 Easy Ways Moms (& All Women) Can Get Healthier




1 - Kick the Stress

Most of us experience stress every day. Daily stress and anxiety wreak havoc with our sense of well-being and the impact of prolonged stress can have severe consequences on our health.
In fact, the Centers for Disease Control estimates 75-90% of all visits to the doctor's office are stress related. One key to good health is to keep levels of stress in check.

Get started by:

  • Identifying Your Stressors — Whether it's money issues, traffic or the piles of laundry, the first step to managing stress is knowing what is causing the most stress in your life. Once identified, you can begin to figure out how to overcome stress or manage it better. So what’s bugging you?
  • Setting Priorities — Take stock to determine what's really important and learn to say "No". This can be one of the biggest favors you can do for yourself. You can’t do it all, so choose what is most important to you and learn to let the rest go. It’s OK if you start singing, “Let it Go, Let it Go…”
  • Delegating Responsibilities — You don't have to be "Supermom", learn to ask for help and assign tasks to other family members. The best “managers” are those who know how to delegate. Teaching kids about responsibilities is also good for them, not just to help you out. You are not helping them any by doing everything for them. One of the best lessons a mom can teach her children is how to take care of themselves.
  • Relaxing and Meditating - Research has shown that taking time out of each day to relax and meditate can help reduce stress. This is so true. Taking just a few minutes a day to just sit and relax; breathe deep and empty your overcrowded brain can do wonders for your mood. Even if it means locking yourself in the bathroom with earplugs.
  • Exercise – Don’t forget the benefits of exercise. See our tip on exercise below.

*Try Shaklee’s
 Stress Relief Complex*, a botanical combination which includes a powerful stress reliever from green tea to help promote relaxation, alertness and concentration, and help relieve everyday stress in as little as 30 minutes.* This stuff works great. A Mom’s best friend during trying times.

2 - Get Enough Sleep 


Emerging scientific evidence indicates that insufficient sleep can be harmful to our health.

Sleep Well and Re-energize - Maintain a regular bed and wake time schedule; establish a relaxing bedtime routine; and try not to eat a meal, drink alcohol or caffeinated beverages or exercise within a few hours of bedtime. 
There is nothing like a good night’s rest to help with your day. It can be hard though when there are so many things on your mind. Try meditation, reading and hey, here’s an idea! - talking with your spouse! Just keep the talks light, nothing stressful.

*To contend with occasional sleeplessness and to help you get a good night's rest, try Shaklee Gentle Sleep Complex* which uses natural botanicals to promote a calm and restful sleep.

3 - Eat Right

Good nutrition is essential to health and poor food choices contribute to health challenges including weight gain. Start by improving your diet by eating a variety of foods, choosing whole grains, beans and legumes and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Don't forget to include some lean protein from fish, chicken, soy and nonfat dairy and select heart-healthy omega-3 fats from fish, avocado and nuts.

*It’s hard to eat right and who has time to cook a big meal every day? So to help fill in the gaps don’t forget your vitamins.
Shaklee’s Vitalizer is a complete daily vitamin regimen in a convenient easy to take pack. Just toss them in your purse or pocket and off you go – with energy! Plus we guarantee you will feel better in 30 days or your money back!


4 - Exercise 

No brainer here. We all know that exercise is a healthy habit and it's never too late to start. You don’t have to train for a marathon to feel good. Just a 30 minute workout can boost your mood and you can literally kick stress out of the way. Walking is a great activity for everyone, too. Start with a 10 or 15-minute walk, especially if you haven't been exercising regularly and build up from there. Lifting light weights 2-3 times a week is a must for strong bones and keeping muscle. Do your best to be active every day. Exercise helps lower stress, lose weight and increase strength, which helps our stress level too.

*Shaklee can help your exercise program with their weight loss program and sports nutrition products.
 

Lose the weight & keep the muscle with
 Shaklee 180
Stay hydrated with Performance Maximum Endurance Sports Drink in orange or lemon lime flavors


5 - Take a "Timeout" with Friends

A landmark UCLA study suggests that hanging out with friends can actually counteract the kind of stress most women experience on a daily basis. When women engage in this 'tending or befriending' with children and other women, studies suggest that the hormone oxytocin is released, which further counters stress and produces a calming effect.

We always knew that friends made us feel good and now there is actual evidence that they are good for our health!
So the next time you need a lift-me-up or simply want to relax, call up your closest group of girlfriends for a fun gathering.

*And why not make money while having fun and sharing with your friends? We can show you how: It’s Time to DreamAgain

Watch our fun, short video of Moms and what we do here: Moms Making a Difference

Take care of yourself so you can continue to take care of those you love.

Wishing you all the best,

Julie


Want to learn more about how Shaklee helps to keep you healthy with products that come with a 100% money back guarantee?

Visit our website: ToBeHealthy.MyShaklee.com





*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.


Thursday, May 5, 2016

FREE SHIPPING!


Take advantage of FREE shipping (up to $20) when you place an online order at ToBeHealthy.MyShaklee.com of $200 or more! 
Offer ends May 14, 2016. Place your order by 9:00 p.m. (PST) on 5/14 to take advantage. 

Promotion Rules
1.       Offer available in the U.S. and Canada from Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 12:01 a.m. through Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. (PST). 
2.      Open to Members, Distributors, and Associates Business Leaders are excluded from direct participation in this offer. 
3.      Eligible orders include online orders made through ToBeHealthy.MyShaklee.com
4.      Offer does not include AutoShip orders. 
5.      New-join and upgrade orders will receive the Free Shipping Credit, even if they begin as an Autoship. 
6.      Gold PAKs and drop shipments are eligible. 
7.      Shipping and handling credit up to $20. Standard shipping and handling on most Shaklee product orders is $8.99. 
8.     If calculated shipping and handling on the order is less than $20, shipping and handling will be free. If calculated shipping and handling is greater than $20, then the credit will be applied first. If the upline Business Leader has enrolled in Ship Share, the remaining shipping and handling charges will be shared between the upline Business Leader and the purchaser. If not, any additional shipping and handling will be charged to the purchaser. 
9.      Order must be $200 to qualify. This means $200 order total at price tier of order before shipping and handling and taxes are applied. 
10.  This offer does not apply to orders placed through the Call Center, the Shaklee Los Angeles Sales and Training Center, or SBOSS. 
11.   Applies to standard shipping only, not expedited service. 
12.  No limit to the number of orders a Member, Distributor, or Associate may place.


A Fresh Look At Sugar




This is part of an ongoing series [from Shaklee] to answer some commonly asked questions in order to help you make informed choices for you and your family.

What is “too much sugar”?

There’s little doubt that many people have too much sugar in their diets. But while sugar is blamed as the cause of obesity, the real problem is excessive total calories. 
Sugar is a simple carbohydrate, which is an essential nutrient. But it must be balanced by protein, fat, and fiber in the diet. 
We can easily have too much sugar in a day by consuming sodas, energy drinks, and sweets. 
So when we look at a product, we should pay attention to the total balance of all nutrients—not just the sugar.

One way to determine if a product has a healthy balance of macronutrients is its Glycemic Index. 
This is a number determined from clinical testing of the product’s impact on blood sugar. 
Products that are low glycemic have minimal effect on blood sugar and are safe even for diabetics to use*.

What about the Shaklee products that have sugar?








Learn more about Shaklee here: ToBeHealthy.MyShaklee.com







*Diabetics should discuss changes in diet and supplementation with their physician


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Celebrate Women’s Health!

It’s never too early or late to work toward being your healthiest you! 

National Women’s Health Week, May 8–14, is a great time to empower all women to make their health a top priority.




Women often serve as primary caregivers for their families, putting the needs of their spouses, partners, children, and parents before their own. As a result, women’s health and well-being can become secondary. 

National Women’s Health Week brings together communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups in an effort to promote women’s health. 

So remind all the women in your life to be sure they are taking care of their own health along with all the other people they care for.

Ladies: Have You Taken Care of Your Health Checklist?


National Women’s Check-Up Day is May 9. Follow these tips to help stay your healthiest.



GET PREVENTIVE SCREENINGS 
Visit a health care professional to receive regular checkups and preventive screenings. 
Important screenings for women include an annual physical, blood pressure test, and screenings for cervical cancer (pap test), cholesterol, and thyroid function. 
Starting at age 50, women should get screened for breast cancer every one to two years. And after menopause, women should get a bone density test to be screened for osteoporosis.

GET ACTIVE 
Regular activity is one of the most effective strategies for maintaining a healthy weight, along with reduced calorie intake. 
Being physically active most days helps to improve your cardiorespiratory (heart, lungs, and blood vessels) and muscular fitness, helps with mood, and can help reduce your risk of cognitive decline.



EAT HEALTHY
Eating healthy isn’t really that difficult—and the health payoff is incredible. To reduce your risk of chronic diet-related health issues:
  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables—at least seven servings per day
  • Eat dark grains, such as whole wheat, oatmeal, and brown rice—and avoid white grains
  • Eat only lean proteins, including fish, skinless poultry, lean red meats, dry beans, eggs (try just egg whites), and nuts
  • Cook primarily with monounsaturated fats, such as olive oil
  • Limit saturated and trans fats, cholesterol, sodium, and excess sugars
  • Drink alcohol in moderation—for women, that means no more than one drink per day



GET ENOUGH SLEEP AND MANAGE STRESS 
Try to get a good night’s rest every night. Adequate sleep makes you more productive and energetic—this means 7–8 hours per night. 
Recognize the signs of stress and take action when you notice them. Focus on controlling what you can, and let the rest of it go.

AVOID UNHEALTHY BEHAVIORS 
Smoking, texting while driving, not wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet, and other unhealthy or unsafe habits can severely damage your overall health.

TAKE YOUR SUPPLEMENTS
Supplements are now considered to be a necessity. With the lower vitamin and nutrient content in our food to elevated toxins in our environment, we simply cannot get enough nutrients from diet alone. Study after study has proven that. 
Just be sure to only use a supplement that is proven both safe & effective. That is why we recommend Shaklee.


Today, we’re more empowered than ever before to take control of our lives and our health. 
Whether it’s pushing ourselves a little harder at the gym or calling our doctors to make sure we’re up to date on our screenings, we can all truly make a difference—not just for ourselves, but for all the women we love.

To learn more visit: ToBeHealthy.MyShaklee.com












Tuesday, May 3, 2016

May Product Focus - Stress Relief Complex* and OsteoMatrix®

Let’s celebrate the women in our lives this month by encouraging them to make their health a priority. 

Tell your family, friends, neighbors and everyone you meet that Shaklee has solutions for two of the top health concerns for women. 

Share Stress Relief Complex* for relief from everyday stress, and OsteoMatrix® for bone health.






Stress Relief Complex* (click to learn more)


Natural stress relief you can take every day*

Blend of clinically tested ingredients has been designed to support a calm, more relaxed state without causing drowsiness*

With ashwagandha, a traditional herb used to help the body adapt to heightened stress*
Stress can elevate your body’s levels of cortisol, and continuously high levels have been linked to long-term health impacts. 
Stress Relief Complex was designed to help support your body’s response to stress.*









OsteoMatrix (click to learn more)

OsteoMatrix is a specially formulated blend of critical nutrients including calcium, Vitamins D & K, and magnesium to help build bone density when you’re young and minimize bone loss as you age.*‡
Nutrients in OsteoMatrix®:

  • Help build strong bones and teeth‡
  • Help minimize bone loss‡

‡Adequate calcium and vitamin D throughout life, as part of a well-balanced diet and regular exercise, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Adequate calcium intake is important, but daily intake above 2,000 mg is not likely to provide any additional benefits.



Visit our website ToBeHealthy.MyShaklee.com 
to purchase or to learn more.








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