As a counter-measure to stress, indulging in a little bit of purposeful breathing on a daily basis can bring about a dramatic change to one’s disposition. Inhale for a slow count of five, hold for a count of five, and then exhale for a count of five. Think of yourself as inhaling the calm and exhaling the stress. The benefits can be quite magical.
We all know that water is an essential part of living a healthy lifestyle and yet it often seems to be where a lot of us slip up the most. There are many reasons for why we aren’t managing this water necessity, but there are luckily also a few changes that we can make to improve our water intake with minimal effort.
1. Have it with you
There is something about the immediate availability of water that automatically leads to a higher water intake. It’s there so you drink it. It really is as simple as that. Whether it’s on your desk in a jug or you’re carrying it around in a bottle, the mere presence of water will make a difference to how much you consume in a day.
2. Make it taste better
Many of us don’t really love the taste of water. No problem! Add a couple of slices of lemon to your water. Or strawberries or oranges or even apple slices. The natural flavours might make all the difference to you. You could also add a splash of Herbal Aloe. Not only will this product help to replenish your electrolytes and boost your vitamin c but it is also calorie free.
3. Eat your water
You can ingest a high amount of water by simply adding more real foods to your diet. Watermelon, tomatoes, cucumbers and all sorts of other fruits and veggies have a very high percentage of water in them.
4. Drink more tea
As long as you aren’t adding copious amounts of sugar and other bad additives, a nice cup of herbal tea a few times a day is a great way to up your water content. Herbalife teas such as the Thermojetics Herbal Concentrate will give you the added benefit of aiding in weight loss and the NRG tea is great at easing mental fatigue and giving you a bit more energy.
The air indoors tends to be far more contaminated than outdoors, worse so in badly ventilated areas. Try opening the doors and windows to get fresh clean air circulating through your home or office space. And now: breathe deeply…
Ah, water! That life-giving substance that many of us are just not indulging in enough. Yes, we could all do with drinking a little more water. And sometimes, making it a little more palatable helps.
Herbal Aloe Concentrate is a wonderfully yummy way to improve a boring ol’ glass of water. The aloe is gentle on the stomach, and helps with weightloss/maintenance.
Drink it hot or cold, this great beverage helps increase energy and alertness. Available in four great flavours – original, lemon, peach, raspberry – it is a great low-cal replacement for tea and coffee.
This one is particularly suited to sports folks as it is filled with electrolytes and as a bonus is proven to enhance the absorption of water. This is particularly helpful while flying/traveling.
These are just a few examples of how Herbalife products seek to improve your life. For more information on these and other products feel free to contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Standing still while you’re waiting for the kettle to boil? How about doing a set of lunges? Brushing your teeth? Pace the bathroom. Watching television? How about some couch yoga!
Do you know what one of the hardest things to do it? It’s hard being the only one in the house who is trying to eat better.
Let’s say, for example, that I have decided that I should start eating better, but the rest of my family is planning to carry on as normal. Now it’s burger day in the house. Don’t worry I’ll just eat the healthy parts of the meal.
Come suppertime and here you go honey, here’s your burger patty and lettuce garnish. (more…)
Rearrange your fridge so that all the lovely fruits, vegetables, and salad ingredients are placed at eye-level instead on at the bottom where they are more conventionally placed. This way when you open the fridge they will be the first thing you see and you will be more likely to reach for them.
Are you a meal skipper? I am. And I’m really really bad about it. For a long time I didn’t think it was a big deal. Like, I’m not hungry so surely it doesn’t matter that I’m not eating. But it is a big deal. And it’s one that might take a while to fix. Just like it might take a while before you see the damage of all those skipped meals.
My habit? Forgetting to eat. And who forgets to eat, right? Turns out: me.
I won’t get too technical, but skipping meals can cause a whole list of problems. From messing with your blood sugar, to slowing your metabolism, depleting your muscle mass, and tanking your energy levels, not fuelling your body regularly can cause quite the mess.
And yet, how often do I find myself in a position where it’s already 4pm and I’ve just realised that I haven’t eaten the whole day? Too often…
After acknowledging that I had to make some serious changes if I wanted my health and energy levels to improve, I knew that I would have to start with ensuring that I have breakfast every day. I’ve since found that my ideal is to eat immediately after waking. Of course, wanting to eat so early in the morning is something that I actually had to get into a habit of. Luckily, drinking my food has been a lot easier to deal with than actual eating and for this I am so grateful to Herbalife.
I know that even though there will probably still be days where I forget to eat, but at least if I stick to my habit of having my shake for breakfast I can be confident that I have at least given myself an essential nutrition boost for the day.
I am trying to break the habit though.
So I’m on my way to being a former meal skipper. And I know my body is thanking me for it.
Move your fruit bowl to a place in the kitchen or dining area where it is visible to you. Reaching for the fruit bowl rather than the (preferably hidden or non-existent) sweet tin will go a long way to helping you achieve your health goals. Having the colourful treats on display will help you make the better choice.
At the moment my family and I are in the middle of a huge move. It’s obviously quite stressful, and I keep finding myself grateful for the role that my Herbalife products are playing at the moment. My rigid reliance on my shake meals reminds me of a little story…
Once upon a time I was invited to an event that being held at The Grand Hotel in Central and because I was alone I decided to sit in the quiet reception area and wait for the rest of my party to arrive before getting lost in the throngs of people at the registration desk. While I was sitting there just quietly taking a breath, I couldn’t help but overhear two women opposite me whispering to each other. What were they whispering? Well, they were talking to each other about the Herbalife meal bars, and how convenient they found them to be, which was making a huge difference to their quality of life.
Now honestly these women must have thought I was a bit mad (maybe that’s why they got up and left after a while?) but every now and then I’d glance up from my obvious eavesdropping and smile as if I knew them. Of course, I didn’t know them, but I did know their feelings.
The thing is, I know full well how important convenience is when it comes to self care. Basically they were saying “I’m not very good at looking after myself well, but I’m doing this thing and it’s a step in the right direction”. Why did I know that’s what they meant? Because I recognise the feeling all too well. I’m sure many of us do. In the midst of the chaos of life, sometimes doing something ass simple as feeding yourself something good can make all the difference.
Perhaps I should have butted in on their moment with my own tales of saving convenience. Maybe I should have piped up and let them know that I too am terrible when it comes to skipping meals. I didn’t though. They obviously already have someone in their life looking after their Herbalife needs. They hardly needed my input.
So instead of butting in I just revelled in the glorious fortune of overhearing the whispered relief of two fellow Herbalife consumers, and took a moment to once again be grateful to be part of this incredible company.