wellness account deposits

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 Invest in your health today.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.

If you know someone who has expressed an interest in a healthy retirement, here is a good place to start:    https://meology.shaklee.com/adult/assessment?sponsorId=qGmw7evBqWbrkq9CZUUR5g%3D%3D&pwsName=healthhelpers  It is a short online health assessment that will render suggestions on the supplements that are right for each individual.

It will be one of the best steps one can take toward better health and a happier life.

Have a question?  Please reach out to me.

Enjoy your day.

Tim Wallace

doctors recommendations

“Customer A” is a 70ish nutrition customer of mine.  She has some health issues and is on a broad spectrum of nutritional supplements.  She had to have a hip replacement to be followed by a knee replacement, per doctors recommendations.

As per norm, the doctors asked for a complete list of vitamins and supplements she is taking.  We got that list together and submitted it. Her medical practitioner  told her to cease all supplements 2 weeks prior to surgery. ( I would not do that, if it were me.  Just saying.)

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“Customer A” had the hip surgery and at post op she was instructed by her doctors to resume all her supplements except Turmeric and CoQ10 because of some issue with her heart. I don’t know the particulars on that, but I am so pleased that her doctors told her to take her Shaklee supplements and protein.

Read that again:  Her doctors told her to resume taking her Shaklee supplements.

That is big. Most medical professionals don’t want to encourage supplement use.  I know there are other reasons, but I think their reluctance to recommend nutritional supplementation is that they don’t have time to do the research and they were not well-trained on nutrition and health in their rigorous medical school training. Should we always follow doctors recommendations?

I am more concerned about well care than sick care.  Take care of yourself while you are well instead of relying on others to get you out of a sickness or disease.   As they say, “An ounce of prevention….”Medicine spoon: this shows that preventative measures outweigh curative actions.

Be well. Perform well. Stay well.

Remedy for Muscle Spasms and Cramps

I have a massage client in his mid-sixties.  He loves to swim at the gym.  He often complains of cramps or muscle spasms.  What most people do not realize is that you can sweat in the winter. You do sweat even when you are swimming.  Sweating can cause your electrolyte balance to be effected.

Low Calorie Electrolyte Drink for Muscle Spasms and CrampsI gave him a packet of Shaklee’s Performance Low Calorie Electrolyte Drink. I instructed him to pour it into a bottle of water before going to the gym to swim. Voila!  No cramping!  No cramping means better workouts and probably more workouts.

Working out, especially weight-bearing exercise is increasingly important as we age.  Muscle is lost each year after age 40. So being able to continue to be active and working out is crucial for long-term health and mobility. When muscle spasms or cramps occur, the motivation to work out becomes less and less.

That is why it is important to maintain good nutrition to fuel the workouts and to recover and rebuild muscle after the workouts.  As they say, “you don’t move it, you lose it.”   And they say that “motion is lotion.”  Keep moving.

What is self respect?

 

Respect is something that is developed and nurtured.  Respect for one’s self and for others is a valued asset that should not be under appreciated.

Respecting others is often easier to do than taking care of ourselves.  When we respect others, we show them that they are important to us. Wikipedia describes respect as “a positive feeling of esteem or deference for a person or other entity (such as a nation or a religion), and also specific actions and conduct representative of that esteem. Etc.)  However that shows up, it means a lot to the other person.  This respect shows up in a variety of ways and most of them go without words.  Being kind is a show of respect.  Working within someone’s boundaries is a show of respect.  Being punctual and on time for appointments is a way to show that you respect that person and appreciate their time.

Learn to love what you see in the mirror.

Self respect can be a more difficult matter.  What is self respect? It appears in the way we take care of our selves, how we present to others.  In the way of showing care for others and their wants and needs, we are also showing love and respect for ourselves.

Things that we do for ourselves may appear to us or others as being self-indulgent.  However demonstrating to others that we value ourselves and our own happiness is a great way to show that as we value ourselves, we can also value others.

The following is a list of things that we can and should do for ourselves to show respect for body, mind and soul:

☼     Meditate or pray daily.  Getting into our spiritual selves is important to peace and happiness.  As we meditate more (and more often) we get to a place of stillness and self love and appreciation.

 

☼     Cultivate good, upstanding  friends.  Association with loving souls helps us to build our own self esteem.   We adapt to our environment, so create a healthy, respectful circle of friends.

 

☼     Exercise regularly.  Taking time for ourselves to move and relieve stress is a great way to respect ourselves and maintain good health.

☼     Play often.  Let your self go and just do something fun.

 

 

☼     Eat healthy foods.  This may not seem to be a way to respect one’s self, but fueling the body with live foods and avoiding processed foods tells your body down to the cellular level that it is loved and respected for what it does continually.   If you cannot or do not eat well, consider supplementing with vitamins and proteins.

Find other ways to develop a sense of respect for yourself and for those around you.  I think you will begin to see your life change for the better.

Learn about body mass index and a healthy lifestyle through the gateway to health

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:

  1. -Coronary artery disease (CAD)
  2. -Certain cancersHigh blood pressure
  3. -High cholesterol and triglycerides
  4. -Osteoarthritis
  5. -Sleep apnea
  6. -Stroke
  7. -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.