Archive for the ‘stress’ Category

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

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Article written by  David Heber, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.N.
Chairman of the Herbalife Nutrition and Scientific Advisory Boards


You may think you know when you look in the mirror, or you may be too busy trying to cover up unshapely areas to really see yourself as you are. Do you know how much fat you’re carrying, compared to how much muscle? Do you know where you tend to gain weight–upper body, lower body or around the middle? Until you know the answers to these questions, you are not ready to make your personal plan for losing weight and keeping it off. Understanding your body is the first step to reaching your best personal shape. (more…)

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I’ve talked about the health benefits of meditation for some time, and then came across this article today in the Health section of the Daily Mail so thought I’d share it with you. (more…)

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Startling new research reported by the BBC today shows that there may well be a link between the quality of leadership at work and your health.

We’ve probably all been there – that sinking feeling that starts just before Sunday lunch and turns into full-blown dread by the time the alarm goes off on a Monday morning. I remember it all too well and know the very real physical effects that the stress of a terrible manager had on me – I was often ill, my weight ballooned and I suffered from IBS for several years. In the end I did the only thing I could do – I changed jobs and found something I enjoyed.

If YOU are feeling the effects of work-related stress, there are several things you can try: (more…)

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Since Jacquie Carter’s training in March about the importance of caring for our largest organ, I have indeed been taking good care of my skin – it has been a rare exception to miss my daily cleanse, tone and moisturise routines (morning and evening) as well as other weekly exfoliating treatments and masks etc.

The results so far are very encouraging – my skin is much clearer and radiant-looking and I have stopped wearing foundation every day which I had done for years to cover up my skin –  I am sure this is helping my skin even further. (Unfortunately years of neglect, sun-damage and acne have left my face scarred and freckled and I don’t think there is much that can be done about that, but we’ll see…)

I recently contacted Jacquie to ask her a few more questions about acne-prone skin and was interested to hear some new tips that she was kind enough to pass on so I’m sharing them with you here, I hope you will find them helpful: (more…)

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Herbalife Distributor training teaches the importance of all-round health and well-being. It’s about intelligent nutrition as a core element of a healthy active lifestyle, including exercise AND relaxation – all of which give great health benefits, for body and mind.

Over the last few months I have become increasingly interested in the health benefits of meditation, and thought I’d share a few of them with you, as listed on www.healthandyoga.com


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** Work stress ‘changes your body’ ** – Click to read full article

A stressful job has a direct biological impact on the body, raising the risk of heart disease, research shows.

If you are in a particularly stressful job and would like a Wellness Consultation to learn how improved nutrition could help you, please contact us today!

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