Many Americans do not have a decent savings account. Even more do not invest on a regular basis. They will go into retirement in a bad financial state, depending on others. The same is true for physical health. They are not making wellness account deposits.
Many Americans are in poor health. Many are not “investing” in their wellness account. As time goes by, they are approaching a possible accident or serious illness. It would have been better for them to have up some effort (wellness account deposits) into their wellbeing so that the body could have fought off the effects of a sudden accident or illness.
For example, take someone who has spent their wellness dollars on cigarettes and fast food full of fats, sugar and empty calories. One person who followed that spending pattern has wound up at 72 years of age as a diabetic with other health issues being basically homebound. Had she diverted the money that went to bad habits to healthy food and supplements, (making wellness account deposits) she would have a much better retirement. She could be playing with her great grandson and enjoying life.
Being with Shaklee for over 31 years, I have seen many people decline in health unnecessarily. My mother is an exception. At 90 years of age, she has lost almost all her memory, short term and long term. HOWEVER, she can walk around, take care of her daily hygiene and play dominoes. She is on ZERO medications. She has been on a good plan of investing in her wellness account by taking Shaklee supplements and proteins for over 28 years.
I specialize in helping people proactively invest in their wellness account-their physical body. This good habit can start in our teenage years and it is not too late to begin in our 50’s and 60’s. It can be a very simple process that can lead to beneficial results for the long term.
Picture this, even if you don’t do it. We are searching for gym workout success.
You go to the gym. You may have been going for months, maybe years. It is January. As you look around you see a lot of new people in the gym. They are filling the cardio equipment and many of them are wandering around the equipment trying to figure out how to use them and what they are for. I call these people the “NewYearsResolutionites”. Have no worries. They will most likely be gone by the middle of March.
What these “NewYearsResolutionites” don’t realize that the results they are seeking are made “in the kitchen”. This means that working out alone will not deliver the goal of weight loss or muscle toning or gain. The workout is important, but the fuel for the results is equally or more important. What one eats before, during and after the workout or exercise puts the body in a position to move toward success.
That is what I do. I help my clients feed their body in such a way that they can experience the most from their workouts or exercise. I can help create a plan that fits that person and build more confidence in their own process.
Reach out if you know someone who wants to have body success in this new year, especially with their gym workout success.
You are a kid who loves apple slices. Each day you go to the local fruit stand and give him your dollar. He gives you an apple slice and you are so happy. You are “Keeping the doctor away.(?)”
You go to visit your cousin who also loves apple slices. When you accompany him to his local vendor he gives the man a dollar and a half and the man gives him 19 apple slices.
How do you feel about your vendor and the apple slice you get? You are getting only 5% while your cousin is getting 95%.
From Apples to Turmeric
You see, this is like turmeric. If one is taking turmeric from the grocery store spice aisle, he or she is only getting about 5% curcumins, the active ingredient in turmeric root. If he or she is taking Shaklee’s Turmeric Boost, they are getting 95% curcumins. Shaklee is using a Standardized Extract of turmeric. Standardized! Understand how much more value and benefit is there in a standardized extract. Standardized Turmeric extract is heads above Turmeric root.
Turmeric has been used for ages as a seasoning for food. Many began to see the health benefits of this spicy root as well. As with any food item, the nutritional value varies from product to product. This orange may have many times the vitamin C as that orange. Growth and processing methods also affects the nutritional value of foods.
I only began using turmeric when Shaklee introduced Turmeric Boost. After a short time, I noticed a big difference in a cranky hip. It is so much better now that I am being consistent with my “curcumin” intake.
A recent study presented at the 2014 American Heart Association’s (AHA) High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions in San Francisco indicates that a small gain of even 5 pounds of abdominal fat can raise blood pressure.
It was a small study, but the participants gained from 5 to 11 pounds during the study and had increase in blood pressure. The rise in blood pressure was even greater when the weight was gained in the abdominal area.
One thing to remember is that the holidays are coming and it is common for individuals to gain up to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. It is more than just the visual effects of weight gain. There are health concerns to be aware of as well.