The Power of a Healthy Breakfast

We in the Herbalife world are kind of big on breakfast and you’ll often hear a Herbalifer say something like “Don’t worry about losing weight  or not having the time to prepare healthy meals. Just change your breakfast.” This is because we know how powerful just one change can be. And we know that this one change will lead to more changes.

The truth is that many of us set ourselves lofty goals that we are unable to stick to. We decide “I must lose weight” and then we set up a crazy eating plan coupled with way more exercise than we can handle. We then skip one day of “being good” and then another day goes and then a third and fourth. Next thing you know we’re despondent and we’re giving up.

I have a small suggestion:

Instead of making a long list of changes that will overwhelm you, why don’t you start with just one change?

That’s right, just one. Your breakfast.

If you exchange your usual breakfast for a Herbalife Healthy Breakfast, your results will help you make all those other changes. Because do you what is more motivating than getting a positive result? Getting even morepositive results!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Make an appointment for a free wellness evaluation with Anthony by mailing us or giving Anthony a call/whatsapp on 083 651 3980.
  2. Come and visit us at The Lifestyle Wellness Hub (in real life!) where you can try out our shake and tea so you can see for yourself that they are quite tasty.
  3. Jump on our fancy scale which will help you get a better understanding of what is happening in your body right now (BMI/weight/fat percentage/muscle percentage/water/metabolic age).
  4. Start on a healthy breakfast programme.
  5. Come back in a week so that you can see the difference happening in your body thanks to the good nutrition that you have suddenly started feeding yourself.

Pretty simple, isn’t it?

What are your goals this year?

And just like that it’s Wednesday already and our kids are back in school and we’re back behind the grindstone. Those holidays felt short, didn’t they?

This is usually my favourite time of year. The New Beginnings part of the year. When everything feels fresh. Change feels imminent. Hope and possibility abound.

But intent and action are two very different things, aren’t they? And as great as intentions may be, as much as they count in the grand scheme of things, without action intentions become meaningless.

So what are your intentions for this year? And what action will you be carrying out towards those intentions?

As I stumble about my rather chaotic (though seemingly meaningless) days at the moment I keep having to slow myself down and remember that yes, I’ve got all these lofty ideas in my head for how I would like the year to go, but perhaps it might do me well to actually write them down and come up with some sort of plan to achieve them. A systematic approach may well even calm the internal chaos of the start to 2019.

Matt and Vanessa’s Eat Clean Train Lean challenge started on Monday with 150 participants. I cannot help but admire the focus and action on the part of all of these guys. Trainers and participants alike. They all have a plan, and they’re sticking to it together, and enjoying massive results because of it.

I’m moving house in seven weeks and I have ten years worth of stuff to go through before then. It is overwhelming to say the very least. But then I keep thinking to myself, “Why do the challenges work so well?” and I think the answer is that because every single day each participant knows exactly what they need to do. Perhaps I should allow that model to inspire me to write up a Move House Challenge? And just like those participants I will work through this mountain day by day to get the results I’m looking for.

What’s your challenge for this year?

A healthy lifestyle starts with a shake

Our delicious Formula 1 Shake Mix provides protein from milk and soy, essential micronutrients and added botanicals and herbs.

Key benefits

  • The number 1 meal-replacement shake in the world.* Formula 1 Shake Mix have helped people all across the globe reach their weight-loss goals. Reach yours today!
  • Underpinned by science: Clinical studies show that daily use of meal replacement shakes as part of a calorie restricted diet is proven effective for managing weight, along with moderate exercise.**
  • Kilojoule-controlled: Approximately 920 kJ per serving when made according to directions.
  • Source of protein from dairy and soy (18 g per serving).
  • Quick to whip up, a Formula 1 Shake Mix is a convenient alternative to a high-kilojoule breakfast, lunch or dinner.
  • Soy protein: providing essential amino acids.
  • Provides essential vitamins and minerals.
  • Available in various delicious flavours and also available: Formula 1 Free From Shake – free from lactose, soy and gluten when made according to instructions and suitable for vegetarians.

How can it help you?

When trying to lose or manage your weight, it’s important to maintain a nutritionally balanced diet. A shake like Formula 1  Shake Mix helps you to control your kilojoule intake whilst also providing essential vitamins and minerals, with carbohydrates and protein.

Source: MyHerbalife

Happy Holidays

As the year comes to an end and most of us find ourselves on well-deserved leave I can’t help but wonder if others also take the quiet moments to look back on 2018 and ponder what 2019 has in store. I can only hope for you and yours that this year has been a fruitful one, setting up good things for the future. And if not I hope that the coming year will represent beautiful new beginnings for you in all avenues of your life.

From all of us at The Lifestyle Wellness Hub I would like to wish you a fantastic holiday season and a beautiful rest filled with love and laughter.

3 Health Benefits of Yoga

You may have noticed that I’m a fan of yoga. I’m no guru, of course. Or, yogi, for that matter. I’m naturally bendy so that’s a plus but I’m not particularly strong so yoga tends to beat me often. The strength will improve as I keep it up. The thing is though, if there were no benefits to yoga other than the stress relief that I get from the practice, that would be enough. There are, however, numerous benefits to maintaining a regular yoga practice. The conscientious  among us might notice even the smallest of benefits after each session. It is always good to take stock of how you are feeling before and after your practice, and keep these niggles in mind as inspiration to continue.

Here are just 3 great benefits to establishing a regular practice:

1. Improved flexibility

It takes a surprisingly short amount of time to notice a vast improvement in your flexibility once you start practicing yoga. Touching your toes may seem like an impossibility today, but that doesn’t mean it’s not an inevitability. This flexibility will in turn go a long way to alleviating pains that arise from tight joints and muscle tension.

2. Build Muscle

Yoga combines muscle building with flexibility which leads to strong, toned muscles (which look beautiful) coupled with the health benefits of having stronger muscles. such as better protection against ailments like arthritis and back pain.

3. Better Posture

There’s something commanding about a good posture, and yoga can help you get one. Aside from the aesthetics, though, an improved posture may very well lead to improved health all round. A bad posture can, for instance, cause that feeling of constant fatigue. Improving your posture can also help with muscle and joint pain.

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* Sulphate-free applies to foaming, cleansing products: Soothing Aloe Cleanser, Polishing Citrus Cleanser and Instant Reveal Berry Scrub.
** No added parabens is not applicable to the SPF 30 Protective Moisturiser.

 Source: MyHerbalife

3 Fun Ways to Reduce Stress

I think we probably all have our little ways of coping when our slow-paced hearts butt heads with this fast-paced world, but personally I’m a huge fan of chamomile tee and lavender bubble baths with real sprigs of lavender. Some folks run marathons and lift heavy things and do many many squats. We all have an idea of what works for us, but sometimes we just need a little something extra.

Here are some simple ideas for you to try:

1.) Hit the pool

It’s summer time here in South Africa and summer should never go to waste. Slip into your bathing suit and take yourself off for a little float. Forget the manic race to improve your length time (or whatever) and just take a few moments to float. Face up. Eyes closed. Slow breathing. Doesn’t that sound fantastic?

A Swedish study published in the International Journal of Stress Management found that floating in water triggers the body’s relaxation response, helping lower stress-hormone levels. Even better, nearly 80 percent of the subjects showed improvements such as feeling less tense and depressed. ~ Shape

2. Listen to music

One thing we all got right as teenagers was the fact that music does wonders for that happiness thing that we’re all chasing. Remember back in the days when you weren’t able to go a day without listening to your favourite tunes? Go back there! Listen to music that uplifts you. Listen to music that makes you want to dance. Listen to music that makes you want to sing. And crank up that volume!

3. Cuddle your pet

Studies show that stroking an animal helps to significantly lower tension. It seems like such an insignificant act, but from personal experience I would have to admit that there has been a huge increase in my own personal happiness since I invited a couple of rescue animals to live in my home. (Just remember: when it comes to pets ADOPT DON’T SHOP!)

Do you have an simple stress relieving techniques that you would like to share?