How To C.A.R.E. About Being Your Best
North American Precis Syndicate
Four simple steps can help put you on the road to a healthier, happier life. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 60 to 85
percent of the population worldwide does not engage in enough activity,
making physical inactivity the fourth-leading risk factor for global
mortality. With many spending hours commuting and sitting at their desks and
moving less, more people are putting their health at risk for weight gain,
muscle loss, weak bones, poor blood circulation and inflammation that can
lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and increased feelings of
Any amount of physical activity is beneficial, according to the Centers
for Disease Control (CDC). Ideally, though, adults should do at least 2.5
hours of moderate-intensity physical activity (such as walking), or 1 hour
and 15 minutes of vigorous-intensity, or a combination of both, each week.
To help you live a healthier, happier, more active lifestyle, former
Olympic runner, personal trainer, and current vice president of Worldwide
Sports & Fitness at Herbalife Nutrition, Samantha Clayton, offers this
reminder to C.A.R.E.:
• Create specific and
achievable goals and resolutions. Remember, this is a lifestyle change that
can lead to sustainable, lasting results. “Crash diets” and gym
overload are temporary and not sustainable long term. For example, if your
goal is to start running, don’t shoot for a marathon right away. Start
with short jogs and challenge yourself by signing up for a 5K, 10K and so on.
The incremental successes will build your physical strength, your endurance
and confidence. Remember to celebrate your achievements!
• Activate your social
networks to help you achieve your goals. Surrounding yourself with
like-minded people can help you stay on track. At Herbalife Nutrition Clubs,
for example, people come together to improve their health, fitness and
well-being, all while benefiting from a supportive community that provides
encouragement and guidance.
• Resolve to take action
by making little lifestyle changes. It takes three weeks to make a habit, so
start with something you know you can achieve. Add fruits and vegetables to
every meal, go for a walk, take the stairs instead of the elevator, park your
car farther from the door and walk.
• Eat balanced meals that
include fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and proteins that will help
maintain energy and curb appetite. Many people find that an easy way to
jump-start their diet is to replace two meals with a meal replacement shake
or bar, such as Herbalife Nutrition Formula 1, then have a
calorie-controlled, healthy entrée as their third meal, with extra
veggies and salad on the side.
How To Get Started
Weight management is a result of balanced nutrition and exercise. Free video
tutorials of exercises you can do at home, in the office or on the road are
available at www.Herbalife.com.
There, you will find Clayton and other fitness experts demonstrating exercise
routines that are from five to 15 minutes long. You will also find recipes
for nutritious, balanced meals. Whether you’re new to exercise or are
training for the next bodybuilding competition, the exercise video library
caters to your goals and aims to help you achieve a healthier and happier
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