Active Weekend: Pokemon Go

So yes, the hectic Pokemon Go craze has come and gone and the hype surrounding this little game has died down significantly. The benefits of playing the game, however, have not. When this game cam out I must admit that it was easy to get addicted to all the feel-good stories surrounding its launch. So many people came forward to confess that the game had gotten them out of the house because the geo-location aspects mean that sitting on your couch is not really an option if you want to progress at all. If you haven’t tried the game yet: do. Even if it’s just for a weekend. You see, it makes you walk. Ad it makes you walk a LOT. I remember hearing how so many people had actually started losing weight because of this little game, and all because they were hunting little critters.

In Port Elizabeth, the best places to play the game are at The Donkin Reserve and at The Boardwalk as these two places mean that you can walk around a lot but also accomplish a lot in the game at the same time.

I won’t lie, the game is addictive, but it’s a sort of silly fun addictive that will most likely wear off at some point. Just have fun with it while it lasts.

And the best part? You can play it as a family and have a lot of fun doing it. All without ever feeing like you’re in the middle of the gruelling task of “exercising”.

Love & Advice from Elizabeth Gilbert

Dear Friends,

I was lucky enough to come across a post written by Elizabeth Gilbert (the author of Eat, Pray, Love) and I would very much like to share it with you in a moment. Because I have grown up in a Herbalife family and because we are still so actively involved in the Herbalife community it stands to reason that the topic of what it is to be a Herbalife distributor is often on my mind. Obviously this can mean to many different things to so many different people. I have met some Herbalifers who have immediately filled me with awe, love, and respect, and I have met some who have baffled and unsettled me. I have met perfectly shaped gorgeous beauty queens (and kings) and I have met matronly folk with lumps and bumps who are big foodies like I am. Always this has kind of excited me. I think, for some people, they can look at a not-perfect person and go “how dare that person represent the brand!” (these are the people who unsettle me) but for me, I always look at it and think  isn’t it wonderful that all these different people, in their different shapes and sizes, are all part of one big great company? There is no standard shape or size that allows you into the club. You don’t have to be of a certain age or race or background to belong. I LOVE that about Herbalife. It is all those different people who I have seen and met and experienced over my years of being in a Herbalife family that have made me love this company. Those people have proven to me that this product really is for everyone and that the business can work for anyone who wants it to work for them. (more…)

Afternoon energy slump? Tips to get your zing back!

Afternoon crash.  Siesta time.  After-lunch slump.  The two o’clock droop.  Whatever you call it, most of us have experienced it from time to time – it’s that point at which your energy level simply takes a nosedive in the middle of the afternoon.

You may feel more than just a crash in your energy level.  That after-lunch slump can make you feel a little irritable, too.  Maybe you’ve got a mild headache, or feel as if you’re not thinking very clearly.   And, almost certainly, that energy crash is causing some serious sugar cravings, too. 

What Causes the Afternoon Crash?

Your body’s natural internal clock is partly to blame for the afternoon energy dip.   Everyone’s energy level ebbs and flows during a 24-hour period and, for most of us, the strongest drive to sleep comes on a few hours after midnight.  But another dip – although not usually quite as powerful – also naturally occurs in the early-to-mid afternoon.  By that time of day, most people have been up and alert for 6 or 8 hours or so, and the natural need for sleep is starting to build – and you feel the crash coming on. (more…)

Active Weekend: Window Shopping

It’s easy to laugh at the suggestion that “shopping” might constitute “activity” but if you’ve ever been a teenaged  girl with the ability to consume vast quantities of beauty magazines you will have noticed that this is a piece of advice that keeps cropping up as an activity alternative all over the place. Having an active weekend doesn’t mean that you absolutely have to go to the gym or that you have to force yourself through a gruelling exercise class that you have no desire to be in. Having an active weekend means just that: having an active weekend. It’s about getting off your butt and moving that perfectly capable body of yours. In other words: let’s not sit at our desks all week and then sit at our televisions all weekend. Instead, grab a friend/spouse/child/sibling and do a silly tour of the mall. You don’t have to spend a bunch of money on things that you don’t need, just mill around a bit. If you’ve got a pedometer you’ll quickly realise how much ground you cover just by walking through the different stores that catch your interest. If that sounds too dull, why not make a game of it. Make a list of completely obscure (and cost effective) items and go on a treasure hunt with your friends. The last contestant to complete the list gets to buy everyone frozen yogurt (or something healthy!) and the winner gets to dance around singing “I win I win I win I win!”

Are you looking for extra income?

INCREASE YOUR INCOME WITH HERBALIFE

By becoming a Herbalife Independent Distributor you can boost your income while helping people meet their nutritional needs. Working either full or part time to fit your schedule, you can build your own business and sell proven, high-quality products which are not available in the shops. The exclusivity of our products will help you to build a base of long-term customers, who will turn to you for tailored support and advice.

You do not need to be a nutrition expert to become a Herbalife Independent Distributor as you receive all the guidance you need. When you sign up, you will benefit from detailed instruction from your personal Herbalife coach who will be on hand to answer your questions and help you complete your training.

DISCOVER THE HERBALIFE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

Herbalife offers a healthy lifestyle solution, additional income potential and a chance to give back. Do you know someone in need of better nutritional advice? Then start the positive change today! Please contact us for more information.

Benefits of becoming a Herbalife Independent Distributor include:

  • Work from home, decide on hours to suit you.
  • Earn extra money, lucrative compensation plan.
  • Sell reputable, proven products used by millions of customers every single day.
  • Join over 2.1 million Independent Distributors worldwide.
  • Receive tried and tested training and support.

 

Start your own business with Herbalife

Are you tired of working for others, and want to be your own boss, with the flexibility that allows? Do you want to supplement your current income, earning extra cash for today or planning for the future? You are not alone.

However, unlike many of the others, you are here, on the threshold of an exciting business opportunity.

The key to that opportunity is Choice.

The Herbalife business opportunity allows you to decide the level of time and commitment you want to devote to your independent business. You can choose where and when you work; choose how you structure your business. Of course, the amount you get out will be directly proportionate to the effort you put in – but with Herbalife, that’s your choice.

All of this, whilst safe in the knowledge that you have the support of a successful, credible, international company behind you.

With Herbalife, starting your own business is straightforward and doesn’t require any previous experience or education. An existing Herbalife Independent Distributor will take you through everything you need to know, and continue to give you guidance and support to help you grow your business.


What are you waiting for? Take control over your life and choose Herbalife to share our rewarding future.

*Soucre: Herbalife South Africa

Tips for Weight Maintenance After Weight Loss

If you don’t want that lost weight to come back and find you, you can’t just stop what you were doing. When it comes right down to it, what you do in order to lose weight and what you need to do to keep it off are pretty much one and the same. So here are some tips for managing your weight successfully.

  • Remember what got you into trouble in the first place. Was it too much fast food? Eating when you’re stressed? Too many sweets? You know yourself well enough to know when you’re falling back into old habits, so catch yourself before a slip becomes a fall.
  • Continue to keep track of what you’re doing. Keeping a food and exercise log and tracking your weight are great tools when you’re in the weight loss phase – but don’t stop there. Self-monitoring is key to weight maintenance. You’re more likely to be successful if you continue to keep track.
  • Stay active. Once you’ve lost weight, your body burns fewer calories than it did when you were heavier – so exercise plays a critical role in helping to burn calories and keep your weight off.
  • Recognize what your true, best and natural weight is. In your efforts to lose, you may have ended up at a weight that’s actually below your body’s natural, healthy, weight – and it may be difficult to maintain. That’s not to say that you should let all your weight come back. But sometimes you may find it easier to maintain a weight that’s slightly higher than you had intended. Many of my clients tell me they’re happiest when they just live a healthy, active lifestyle and let their bodies find their own healthy, natural weight. For them, it’s so much better than obsessing over every bite of food they eat – even if it means carrying a few extra pounds.
  • Reward yourself. When you were losing, you probably found ways to give yourself a pat on the back for sticking to your plan. But don’t forget to reward yourself for continuing those new habits every day.
  • Remind yourself of how much you’ve accomplished. Keeping photographs around is good – old ones to remind you of where you were, and new ones to remind you of how far you’ve come. Remind yourself of all the positive steps you’ve taken to improve your health – and of how empowered you are, now that you’ve managed to take charge and manage your weight successfully.*

*Written by Susan Bowerman. Susan is Director of Worldwide Nutrition Education and Training at Herbalife. Susan is a Registered Dietitian and a board-certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics.

*Article originally posted on Discover Good Nutrition 

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Food rules: your own personal dietary guidelines

While there’s plenty to be said for the tried-and-true strategy of daily calorie counting, many people seem to easily manage their weight by simply following a few “food rules” they’ve set up for themselves.  They know which foods (or eating behaviors) get them into trouble – and they also know that as long as they stick to their self-imposed rules, it doesn’t take much more than that to keep their weight in check.

For instance, here are a few of my food rules:

  • I don’t drink fruit juice
  • I have a fruit and/or vegetable at every meal and snack
  • I don’t drink wine during the week
  • I don’t eat deep-fried foods

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Active Weekend: Hiking in Van Stadens Wild Flower Reserve

Hiking is an absolutely brilliant way to keep active over the weekend as it combines exercise with fresh air and a bit of sightseeing. Van Stadens Wild Flower Reserve is a great place to feed your hiking mojo as it is an incredibly beautiful as well as actively challenging place to spend a few hours. Take along a bottle of water and a snack and explore these selfie-worthy surroundings at your leisure, or push yourself to complete a trail in a specific amount of time. Either way: breathe deeply and marvel at the beauty around you.