Earth Day is approaching. It means more than going out and buying a roll of “earth friendly” toilet paper. It is using the recycle bin every day. It involves using products that are grown, harvested and produced in a way that is not causing stress on the earth. Earth friendly products are brought to us with methods that actually enhance the health of our planet.
The Shaklee Corporation was the very first company to be certified as Climate Neutral by reducing our carbon emissions to zero.
What to do for Earth Day?
Reduce your personal chemical load.
For your body, ask about our 5 x 5 Reset program to detox harmful chemicals out. It only takes 5 days to reset your body and start your Earth Day participation from the inside out.
For the environment, order the Get Clean Starter Kit. This kit is highly concentrated and very effective at cleaning your home from the kitchen to the laundry to the bathroom-and all other rooms and areas in between. The actual retail value of conventional products from the local big box store that will do this much cleaning is $3400.00. Click the pictures below and you will see the cost of this kit which is so appropriate for Earth Day.
Learn about body mass index and a healthy lifestyle through the gateway to health.
What is being overweight?
Being overweight or obese are both defined by Body Mass Index or BMI (which is a ratio of weight to height). A BMI between 25 and 30 places someone in an overweight category and 30 or higher is considered obese.
Why control your weight? Being overweight and obese cause a dramatic increase in the likelihood of disease as people increase their BMI, such as:
-Coronary artery disease (CAD)
-Certain cancersHigh blood pressure
-High cholesterol and triglycerides
-Type 2 diabetes
The cost of being overweight Two of the personal costs of being overweight are:
-Obese people are expected to live 2-4 years less than someone with a healthy weight; the extremely obese (BMI over 40) have 8-10 years taken off their life expectancy. i
-Obese people cost an average of $1,429 more in medical services per year than someone who is normal weight.
What can I do to control my weight? There is much you can do to control your weight, but there are no easy answers.
Lifestyle: Get support, exercise, track your progress, and eat a low-fat and low-calorie diet.
Boost Your Metabolism: Maintaining or increasing your lean body mass (muscles) is your best bet for keeping your metabolism going strong. There are a variety of supplements that can help with your metabolism as well.
Leucine: The amino acid leucine is great at helping maintain muscle mass, especially in people who are cutting calories and exercising.
Protein: Not only does protein help you feel full longer, it also helps you keep your lean body mass. Starting the morning with a good protein or protein shake helps you feel full longer.
Fiber: The benefits of fiber on weight loss are many. Studies have shown that fiber can help you feel full, support blood sugar, and it helps remove cholesterol from the body as part of a healthy diet
In order to have a healthy life control your weight. After all, weight is the gateway to health. You choose good or bad health by your weight.
Heart disease prevention and a healthy heart is discussed by Dallas Health Helpers.Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States. But 80% of heart disease is preventable. The power to have a healthy heart is in your hands.
Is being high a risk to heat disease? High cholesterol, high blood pressure and high weight are definitely conditions that contribute to poor heart health and a shortened lifespan. So let’s look at these unfavorable situations that can lead to an early death.
High cholesterol: leads to twice the risk of heart attack and heart disease or stroke. Cholesterol is a waxy substance in all our cells and in our blood. Hardening of the arteries occurs when plaque, made up of cholesterol, calcium and fat builds up in arteries surrounding the heart, leading to heart attack, heart failure or stroke. You are borderline high in total cholesterol if your count is above 200. you are considered high in total cholesterol if you are above 230.
Here are some statistics:
• One third of all adults have high cholesterol and half of them do nothing to control it.
• An estimated 71 million adults have high cholesterol.
• An estimated 935,000 heart attacks occur every year.
• An estimated 795,000 strokes occur each year.
• Men still outnumber women in heart attacks, but not by much. More women than man have strokes.
What can you do to lower cholesterol?
There is much that you can do to help control cholesterol.
Lifestyle: Start by having your total cholesterol checked regularly. Eat a healthy diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables. Avoid packaged, fried, and fast food. Lose weight if you are not your ideal weight. Exercise and avoid smoking.
Sterols: Plant sterols and stanols (2,000 mg/day) have been shown in multiple studies to help lower total cholesterol levels, coupled with the lifestyle changes above. They appear to work by blocking the absorption of cholesterol in the diet.
Fiber: Multiple studies have shown the benefit of fiber on lowering cholesterol levels in high-risk subjects.
Soy: Soy supplementation has been shown to help lower cholesterol. Soy contains isoflavones, which are believed to be soy’s main cholesterol-lowering ingredients.
Contact Dallas Health Helpers at “Tim At Dallas Health Helpers dot com” for more information and support.
Laura Evans is Senior Vice President of Sales and Field Development at Shaklee Corporation. Shebalances her life around everyone else in my life – children, husband, family, friends, job, staff, boss and customers. However as her career grew, so did she!! She knew that being overweight was not how she wanted to age gracefully and not what she wanted her kids to experience.
She realized she was not at a healthy weight, according to the medical data after taking look at the Body Mass Index chart. Deciding that she needed to make a change, she chose Shaklee 180 from Shaklee. She was tired of “yo-yo dieting;” she has lost and gained hundreds of pounds many times over. The preliminary clinical study with real people conducted with Shaklee 180 resulted primarily in fat loss and muscle retention. Muscle helps metabolism. The goal includes how to get healthy.
She set her goal to mirror what the clinical study participants had achieved: lose 15 lbs in 90 days. To her surprise, she lost weightAND her body shape changed from a “mom look” to athletic. She had never been in her life! Cinch changed her life for the better, for good! See Laura’s story here.
In a preliminary study of the Cinch Inch Loss Plan, participants on average lost 15.4 pounds in 12 weeks.
Last week I mentioned the immune system and things that can be changed in our life styles that can help it to work better. Those are the following:
Healthy activity levels
I failed to mention a healthy weight. It seems that a healthy weight helps people to sleep better. This is a two step process so bear with me. Often we hear of overweight or obese individuals having trouble sleeping. Sleep apnea can wreak havoc on a good night of deep sleep. The immune system does some important work during the sleep state know as REM (Rapid Eye Movement). Besides benefiting the stress and fatigue mentioned above, a good night’s sleep gives the body time to recover. The immune system is included in this recovery and rebuilding process. There are certain hormones that kick into action during this state of deep sleep.
Without this function that is performed in the wee hours of the morning, your ability to defeat germs, bacteria, fungus and viruses is weakened and they may be able to take a foot hold and illness results.
So get your “40 winks”. When you find yourself not getting adequate rest and being sick often, your weight may be a factor.