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fat-bellyExperts from Oxford University have published an article in the medical journal The Lancet detailing their findings that being obese is as hazardous to your health as a lifetime of smoking.

The report suggests that even moderate obesity can shorten your life expectancy by a few years. About 25% of UK adults are considered obese with a BMI of over 30.

BMI, or Body Mass Index, is a measurement that uses a scientific formula to determine an adult person’s safest, healthiest weight based upon their weight and height. BMI is a powerful tool you can use to help create your personal path to improved health as a high BMI can be associated with serious health risks including:

  • obesity
  • heart disease
  • diabetes
  • cancer

What is your personal BMI calculation?

Click here to find out using the online BMI calculator from our international store!

Your BMI can be a good starting point, but you should also consider your body composition (ie fat vs lean muscle tissue and water) and also your body shape. If you are especially muscular, are pregnant or breastfeeding, then your BMI will not be an accurate refelction of your health risks. See our previous post on body shape when determining your overall health risks.

If you are interested in a Personal Wellness Evaluation from SK Nutrition, or you’d like advice on incorporating the Herbalife Weight Management or Nutrition Programmes into your healthy lifestyle, contact us via our website.


You can read the BBC’s coverage of the Oxford University report by clicking here.


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Do you……

  • Frequently miss meals or eat irregularly?
  • Consume a lot of fat-saturated or sugary foods?
  • Drink alcohol regularly?
  • Smoke?
  • Travel long distances?
  • Fail to take regular exercise?
  • Have regular exposure to fumes, chemicals and toxins?
  • Lack quality sleep?
  • Suffer with stress at work or at home?
  • Catch colds frequently and struggle to shake them off?

Each of these factors allow free radicals to proliferate and weaken the immune system. A weakened immune system leaves the body vulnerable and is partly caused by poor nutrition. A healthy immune system is better equipped to deal with everyday challenges and as we age, having a healthy immune system is more important than ever. (more…)

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I found an interesting story on the Daily Mail website and BBC Health News today that I wanted to share, as many of my clients originally started taking the Herbalife products as part of a healthy lifestyle in preparation for pregnancy (we have several babies on the way in the next few months!!) For all current clients who are intending to get pregnant, and have some fertility issues, this may be of interest:

Just four cups of coffee a day could significantly reduce a woman’s chances of having a baby, research suggests. A study of hundreds of women revealed that those who drank four or more cups of coffee a day were 26 per cent less likely to have a baby. (more…)

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We all know that it’s important to look after our heart – it’s our most vital organ after all. There are certain factors relating to the risk of heart disease that can be changed and others that you can’t so it’s important to focus on the things that you CAN change, which will help create a healthy environment for your heart.

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