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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

5 Easy Ways for 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 helps you, but it is also good for them. 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 

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, 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!

For women of child bearing years and teens –
 Vitalizer for Women
For men – 
Vitalizer for Men
For men and women over 50 – 
Vitalizer Gold with vitamin K for adults 50+ and Vitalizer Gold without vitamin K for adults 50+
For kids – Chewable for Kids 


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 Healthy Weight
Check out our full line of sports nutrition products for both the weekend warrior and serious athlete:


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.



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


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



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: 




*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.


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Are You A Lonely Mom?



Being a stay-at-home mom is wonderful.

Being there when the kids wake up and also being there to snuggle and read bedtime stories is a feeling of blessedness.

The mom (or dad) at home arrangement has many benefits. We all know what they are, but it also can have many drawbacks. 

Some of those would be a tighter budget, loneliness and probably one of the most troubling is the feeling of lowered self-esteem.

Many stay-at-home moms and even moms who work outside the home may have given up their dreams for their families.

They often have given up fulfilling careers that may even pay better and have more job satisfaction. 

They may also have given up the dream of further education and pursuing a specific career.

It is common to find that women feel their very identity gets lost, especially if the woman ties a lot of her identity to what she did in her career. I know I did.

While it’s been touted many times that if a mother was to get paid for all the “jobs” she did, it would be well over $100,000 or even incalculable, those statements fall flat when the realities of life are staring back at us.

It can be easy for a mom to get lost in the day to day grind of diapers, dishes, laundry and all the endless chores.

Some women continue with their career and some women don’t. No mommy wars will be raged in this article, I assure you.

But whatever the path a mother chooses, there always seems to be huge sacrifices she has to make and that is simply not fair. Either choice can cause a sense of low self esteem, depression and loneliness. 

I see both sides because I have been both a working mother and a stay-at-home mother and I’ve cried over the sacrifices I’ve made in both.

I've cried when I had to leave my baby to go to work and I've cried at missing seeing a paycheck with my name on it and the feeling of accomplishment I got from my work.

I thought - you cannot win. Either way feels like a loss.

One day years ago while I was complaining about all this to another mom, a woman who actually was able to merge both worlds of working and raising her 5 children successfully asked me questions that changed my life. 

She asked, “Have you ever considered doing what I do? Have you ever wanted to have your own business?”

I halted mid complaint and thought, “Well, maybe. I mean who wouldn’t want to be their own boss, make a lot of money and still stay home with the kids?”

Is that even possible?

Then she began to show me what she did and how she did it.

She painted a picture for me and I could see myself in it. Slowly at first, then more clearly.

I actually saw, “me”.

I saw me not being so lonely, so isolated, so lost in being a mom, which I loved being so dearly, but felt I lost me in the process.

I saw me accomplishing my dreams, making my own money again and making a difference in the lives of others, all while still being there for my family.

Maybe you’re there.

Maybe you’ve been tearing up a bit as you read this because it describes you.

Do you feel you’ve lost, “you”?

Do you feel all you do is work, both in the home and out taking care of others?

Do you feel you are just treading water, barely keeping afloat?

Do you miss making your own money, or more money?

Do you feel unfulfilled and your talents are going to waste?

Then I will ask you the same question that someone was kind enough to ask me, “Have you ever wanted to have your own business?”

If the answer is yes, even a weak yes full of doubts and trepidation, then why don’t you take a leap of faith and learn more about it?

I know it’s scary contacting someone you don’t know and leaving your info to have someone contact you, but I assure you we have a legitimate business you can check out and check up on to verify what we say is true.

If you feel the time is right, check out our website here: WhyShaklee

and then click the “Contact Me” tab up at the top of the website’s page and ask to set up a phone interview to evaluate our business plan and see if it might be a fit for you.

There’s no obligation and we don’t automatically add you to any lists or share your information. 

We just offer a welcome option to moms who may feel there’s something missing in their life.

I promise you we are real moms who run their own businesses helping other moms just like someone helped us.

Watch this short video of moms who understand about isolation that moms feel sometimes and how they feel about having a business that helps others. 
Then check our company out and let us know if you would like to learn more.





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