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Thermojetics Instant Herbal Beverage You know, I’ve been using Herbalife products everyday for over 3 years and I have just become accustomed to how I feel and it’s “normal” for me.

So a catastrophe happened this week. I placed my order for my personal products last week (BEFORE I was due to run out of  two of the items I use most – my shake and Thermo).

Long story short – there was a techincal hitch with the ordering system and as I hadn’t realised there was no order confirmation email, my order was lost to the ether without me chasing it up. So I finally realised and placed the order on Friday but it meant………… I RAN OUT!!!!!!!!!!!

I snacked more over the weekend than I have since I was first breastfeeding and needed small meals all the time! I had noticeably less energy than normal and strangely I felt both uncomfortably bloated AND less full without my usual Breakfast Shake to start the day. I can’t tell you how relieved I was when the doorbell rang yesterday and the courier was standing there with my delivery (not bad – ordered Friday and it arrived Monday morning from Holland!).

So this morning I started the day with my favourite – a hot Thermo with a teaspoon of honey (local, of course) and I can totally feel the difference already! Look out housework – here I come!!!!!!!

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New Video online now!

For me and no doubt many other parents, September marks not only the start of the school year (our son started primary school this week!) but also a time to quit summer excesses and get back into a routine.

If you’re thinking of getting into a more healthy routine of exercise and looking after your health, you may want to take a few minutes to watch the new video presentation at my online store which tells you why the Herbalife products are a great support to your efforts.

Enjoy!

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Arginine Helps Older Cyclists Improve Performance

Avid cyclists over the age of 50 had an improvement in their performance after taking arginine supplements for three weeks, according to a study just published in the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

“As people age, their exercise capacity may decline – leading in turn to a decline in overall fitness that can impact health,” noted Luigi Gratton, MD, vice president of medical affairs at Herbalife.

A group of 16 male cyclists, aged 50 to 73 years, were randomly assigned to receive either the supplement (Niteworks; Herbalife International, Los Angeles, CA) containing 5.2 grams of L-arginine, or a look-alike placebo and instructed to continue with their usual cycling regimen over the three week study period. After three weeks, those taking the supplement had an increase in their anaerobic threshold – the point at which lactate begins to accumulate in the blood, leading to fatigue.

“Arginine is involved in the production of nitric oxide in the body,” notes Gratton, “and nitric oxide has been associated with the improvement of exercise performance through its beneficial effects on the vascular system.” As people age, production of nitric oxide declines, so the researchers believed that arginine supplementation could support the production of nitric oxide and enhance performance.

The anaerobic threshold of the study subjects was assessed both before and after the three week study period. In those receiving the supplement, their anaerobic threshold increased by 16.7% after one week, and held steady during the three weeks, whereas those in the placebo group experienced no change. “This indicates a potential role for arginine in improving exercise performance in older subjects,” said Gratton, “and improved performance could mean better fitness and healthier lives.”

Niteworks is available to ship now from our online store, where you will also find further articles & product information:

NOTE: The study, conducted at UCLA and funded by Herbalife, used Herbalife’s original formula Niteworks. The current product has a slightly different formula, although no changes were made to the active ingredients.

Niteworks was created based on research conducted by Lou Ignarro, Ph.D., who received the Nobel Prize in 1998 for his work on nitric oxide. Ignarro is a member of the company’s Scientific and Nutrition Advisory Boards.

Suggested Herbalife links: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube

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While increasing fruit and vegetable consumption remains a national priority, a new international survey has revealed the extent to which people are not meeting government guidelines on diet and nutrition in the UK.

Current recommendations are that everyone should eat at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables each day to reduce the risks of cancer, coronary heart disease and many other chronic diseases. The reality in the UK is that only 11% believe they actually achieve their 5 a day in a week.

The 2010 survey for Herbalife, revealed that 60% claimed their job or lifestyle made it too difficult to eat their 5 a day, despite accepting the benefits of balanced nutrition, while only 24% took nutritional supplements just in case.

While the most recent trends data suggest that women achieve more portions per day than men, this latest survey actually shows that women find it more difficult than men to include the recommended number of portions a day into their diet.

Women are notoriously more prone to stress eating than men and are more likely to develop unhealthy habits such as snacking on high sugar, high fat snacks when they juggle life or work long hours. More women than men blamed the expense of budgeting for 5 a day even though 93% of all women respondents considered the associated health benefits to be important.

But then there was still some confusion about what the government’s recommendations actually constituted. Over 75% incorrectly believed that eating 5 pieces of fruit would qualify. Dinner was considered to be the meal of least importance to both men and women in achieving 5 a day. Snacking was considered to be the most important with over one third seeing it as the most important way of getting their 5 portions a day.

Says Gavin Aley at Herbalife, “It’s clear that with today’s busy lifestyles most people still struggle to achieve their 5-a-day through fruit and vegetables. Real life demands a fast, simple, convenient alternative and that’s where nutritional supplements can help to support a healthy, balanced diet”.

Source – Herbalife

Article from http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/182669.php

To find out more about the full range of Herbalife Nutritional supplements, visit our online store

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Exciting news this morning for all existing and potential Distributors who are also iPhone users – the USA version of the Herbalife App is now available for download from iTunes. I’ve just downloaded it and even with the limited functionality for me as a UK-based Distributor, it’s definitely worth having. Instant access to account updates – latest volume and income statements and also useful links and videos about Herbalife, the products, the Business Opportunity and all sorts of other useful info.

You can download the App from iTunes now – although you can only place orders within the USA.

For more information, to purchase Herbalife products or to find out more about the Herbalife business opportunity,  you can also visit my webstore:

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Getting a good night’s sleep should be one of the easiest and most natural things to do. But busy lives and hectic schedules make us less apt to eat properly, and bad food habits can prevent us from developing good sleep hygiene. “When we’re busy, we tend to eat less than we should during the day, and then much more than necessary in the evening, which is exactly the opposite of what we should be doing,” says Herbalife’s Luigi Gratton, M.D., and vice president of medical affairs.

Gratton suggests being aware of how certain foods can affect our sleep pattern. Protein-heavy foods stimulate the production of chemicals in the brain that keep us alert, and large meals eaten just before bed can lead to indigestion and heartburn – a perfect pairing to keep you up at night.

Low-fat, high carbohydrate meals are digested more quickly, and stimulate the production of different brain chemicals – ones that help aid relaxation and facilitate sleep. So it’s best to opt for a high protein breakfast and lunch to keep you alert and clear-headed all day, and save the carbohydrates for dinner.

If you’re like most people, caffeine is a stimulant, so a cup of java before you hit the sack is probably unwise. Both caffeine and alcohol can disrupt normal sleep patterns; you might be able to fall asleep, but not for long. This makes it hard to reach the deepest – and most restful – stage of sleep, so that even with a full eight hours, you still feel sluggish in the morning. Chances are you’ll also be roused from sleep by a full bladder, since both caffeine and alcohol act as diuretics.

Whether to snack or not before you go to bed depends on your usual patterns. If your evening meal is small and light (and early), then a light snack is fine if you feel it helps you sleep and you can afford the calories. Calcium-rich foods like milk and yogurt are good choices, since calcium helps muscles to relax.

In summary:

  • Have a lighter dinner, focused on salad, vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans.
  • A bowl of lentil soup with a salad and some fruit for dessert
  • If you know that caffeine keeps you awake, avoid caffeine-containing beverages for 6-8 hours before going to bed
  • Keep your alcohol intake moderate to avoid sleep disruption Drink most of your fluids during the day, and cut back after dinner.
  • If you need to take medications at bedtime, use only a small amount of water
  • If you like to have a bedtime snack, include foods that are high in calcium to induce muscle relaxation.
  • A cup of warm milk is an age-old remedy for sleeplessness, and for good reason.

Watch Dr. Gratton’s video on the importance of good sleep hygiene here.

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Many people lack fibre in their diets. Fibre promotes digestive health, helps maintain bowel regularity and normal colonic function. It also helps to speed up the passage of food and eliminate toxins from the body.

Studies suggest that Western diets are low in fibre; the average adult consumption of fibre is typically around 17g per day in Europe. Yet it is recommended your body needs 24 to 30g of fibre to optimise your digestive system.

Key facts

* High in soluble fibre to help optimise your digestive health
* Supports the body’s natural elimination of wastes and toxins

Details

Fibre and Herb is sold in pots of 180 tablets and is designed to be taken three times a day with meals. Taken properly a pot will last for 60 days.

To order Fiber & Herb and the full range of Herbalife products, visit our online store:

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