Dallas Health Helpers, Shaklee Distributor in Dallas, asks “Where do you get your exercise?”

Dallas Health Helpers, Shaklee Distributor in Dallas, asks “Where do you get your exercise?”

It is common knowledge that we need to move our bodies and get plenty of exercise.  To a lot of people this is only viewed as buying expensive workout clothes and gear, paying a large gym membership fee or taking a lot of time out of their day.

It doesn’t have to be that way.  With a little creativity and forethought, one can realize that more of his daily, hum-drum activities can and already do include exercise.

Many people don’t drink enough water because it may require extra trips to the restroom.  Think of it this way:  That 5 minute break from your desk to the toilet involves standing (weight bearing), stretching (range of motion) and walking (circulation).

I had a friend state that she didn’t want glass shower doors because she didn’t want to have to squeegie them each time the shower is used.  That arm lifting and squatting is great exercise.

There is also the “use the stairs” and “park further away” ideas to help increase your movement during the day.  The bottom line is to reverse your thinking about those boring daily chores and turn them into “micro workouts“.

So take good care of your body and your mental state. Give yourself credit for all the “moving and shaking” that you do without realizing it.

Be well.Perform well. Stay well.

Dallas Health Helpers, Shaklee Distributor in Dallas is about being healthy without drugs or synthetics. Call 214   252   9596 or email us to learn more about vitality and health.

Are you sleeping well?

Shaklee Distributor in Dallas, Dallas Health Helpers, asks, ” Are you sleeping?” Sleep is very important for all of us.  While we are getting rest, our bodies are repairing and rebuilding themselves to be able to function the next day. Here are some reasons why you will want to get the requisite 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night:

  • Your productivity and creativity is increased.  Sleeping 1 ½ hours less for one night can reduce daytime alertness by as much as 32%.
  • Your immune system is enhanced.  Extra protein molecules mend the body at the cellular level.
  • Your heart health is improved.  Adequate sleep decreases stress and inflammation that affect the heart.
  • Good sleep improves your memory.  During sleep the brain organizes and correlates memories.
  • Sleep helps to control body weight.  A hormone known as Leptin is increased. Leptin enhances that feeling of fullness after eating.  It also decreases the urge for high carbohydrates and high-fat foods.

These seem like excellent reasons to me to plan ahead and get those 7 or 8 hours of sleep.  If you are having trouble sleeping, take a look at your routine.  Are you watching TV before bed?  Are you exercising regularly?  Are you eating too late in the evening?  Plan your day so that you are ready to get to bed when it is time.  Ease into the end of the evening-perhaps with a good book or a cup of warm chamomile tea. If after making plans and following through with them you are still unable to sleep, try an herbal formula that works gently and safely.   This one, Gentle Sleep Complex, as well as all Shaklee products, is recommended by Dallas Health Helpers, Shaklee Distributor in Dallas.  

Dallas Health Helpers, Shaklee Distributor in Dallas is about being healthy without drugs or synthetics. Call 214   770   9596 or email us to learn more about vitality and health.

Shaklee distributor in Dallas discusses Thanksgiving and weight gain.

Shaklee distributor in Dallas discusses Thanksgiving and weight gain.

Next month, someone you know will walk into the dining room just as they did last year.  The difference this year is that they will be carrying more weight than they did last year.  This is not good for their health–physically or mentally.

It is important that this yearly weight gain, however small in increments, is slowly deteriorating their health unless they are seriously under weight.  While a pound or two each year doesn’t seem like much, over time it can move one from overweight to obesity.

We all should find a weight loss program that works to maintain muscle mass, causes fat loss and builds our health to a higher standard.  One such plan is the Cinch Inch Loss Plan from Shaklee.  With this plan, one can get through the holidays maintaining current weight levels or even reducing body fat.

Think of someone you know who is serious about changing the direction that the numbers on the scale are going year after year.  Send them a link to this site and encourage them to check out the Cinch Plan.  You will both feel better.

Dallas Health Helpers is a Shaklee distributor in Dallas who is concerned about the overuse of quick fixes and drugs to obtain health.  For more information, call us at 214.252.9596 or email us at TIM at DALLASHEALTHHELPERS dot COM. We are happy to help move you from being  just okay to having your own optimal health.

Shaklee Distributor in Dallas warns of holiday weight gain.

Shaklee Distributor in Dallas warns of holiday weight gain.

The holidays are coming quickly and so are the plans for all the parties and meals.  So much of our social time centers around food and much of it is comfort food that is most often laden with fat and empty calories.

How we begin to think about and plan for the upcoming holidays is very important.  Is our focus more on the food than the actual close connections we make with people?  Do we spend more time planning what we are going to wear than how our eating habits come across?

It is a good idea to think ahead before giving or going to one of these gatherings.  After all good impressions are important and can deepen relationships.  Here are a few tips you have probably heard about or read before, but now is the time for a review:

Don’t go hungry.  Eat something before you go. A  protein shake will keep you satisfied for a longer period of time and you won’t be tempted to eat things you normally will avoid.  And by all means, do NOT skip meals so you can eat a lot at this event. Smart snacking during the day will keep your spirits up and your vulnerability at bay.

Drink water.  Water helps to keep the body hydrated well when thirst can be mistaken for hunger.  Often at parties, one feels the need to have a drink in hand.  Holding a glass of water with a lemon or lime slice in it can occupy your hands just as well as a high carbohydrate drink.

Concentrate on others.  Getting involved in what is going on with someone else will keep your mind off your nervousness or perceived hunger.  They will appreciate the attention, too.

These small “corrections” to your planning will take you into and through the holidays with a few tools that will keep you on track for better health come January 2.

Dallas Health Helpers is a Shaklee Distributor in Dallas that focuses on wellness through natural methods and products that support health without the use of drugs and their side effects.  Contact us at Tim at DallasHealthHelpers dot com for more information and to learn about our weight loss support groups.

Shaklee distributor in Dallas looks at supersize me.

Shaklee distributor in Dallas looks at supersize me.

There is a business man in Indiana who is capitalizing on the American phenomenon of people who eat more than they should.  Now instead of them asking the counter clerk at the local fast food chain restaurant to “supersize that meal”, their relatives are asking the funeral director to supersize their loved one’s casket.  The death of obese persons is often masked as a common disease, but most likely that death was caused by symptoms of being morbidly overweight.

This business man in LYNN, Indiana, a casket maker specializing in oversize caskets, says business is booming along with America’s obesity epidemic.  Because we, as a nation, are growing bigger and bigger, we are requiring larger and larger caskets for burial.   Also, this morbidly obese condition is causing earlier death and is increasing the general mortality rate.

We don’t have to continue this trend.  As individuals, we must take control of our lives, including our eating habits and the emotions that trigger the bad habits.  Avoid the “super size me” conversation at the funeral home by sharing with your loved ones that you want them to be around for a long, healthy time.

One program that I endorse and actually run out of my Dallas office is the Cinch Wellness Program.   Click here to check it out.  Email me at Tim at DallasHealthHelpers dot com  if you need help starting your own wellness group.

Dallas Health Helpers, Shaklee Distributor in Dallas is about being healthy without drugs or synthetics. Call 214.252.9596 or email us to learn more about vitality and health.