Sunday, August 12, 2012

Winter Wellness

With the change in season comes the return of a chill in the air, and the end of those long summer evenings; the shorter days and colder weather can have a big impact on both our physical and emotional health. Follow our top tips to keep you happy, healthy and motivated throughout the chilly season!

Get snoozing

Longer nights make winter the perfect time to catch up on your sleep. Few of us get the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep a night. Make the most of the darker, shorter evenings and get an early night. Sleep can have a profound effect on your mood and ability to carry out your daily tasks, as well as being vital for good health.
                                                    Herbalife Tang Kuie offers natural relaxing properties - it helps
                                                   for anything from muscle cramps to over stressed bodies 

Eat for heat

Wrapping up in winter woollies is one way to keep your body toasty, certain foods can also help by heating us up from the inside. We are naturally drawn to warming soups and hot beverages when it’s cold outside, some foods even stimulate heat production more than others. Pungent ingredients – like spicy ginger, chilli, pepper and garlic – can aid circulation and generate warmth. Coughs and colds are rife at this time of year so make sure you keep your immune system boosted by eating plenty of leafy green vegetables and fruits packed with vitamin C like oranges, grapefruit, strawberries and tomatoes.
The Herbalife spicy tomato soup is a perfect low GI, low sodium, low calorie protein filled snack
Also try the VERY yummie Herbalife protein bars - for those chocolate cravings! Guilt free snacking - in 3 delicious flavors
Boost metabolism immune system with a hot cup of Herbalife Instant Beverage (thermojetics), perhaps add some pre-biotic Aloe (burst of mango falvor!)and the renowned Herbalife antioxidant Rose-Ox 
- what we call the 'soldier'

The great outdoors

It’s easy to hibernate indoors during the winter months, but getting outside every day is important for good health as your body needs sunlight to create vitamin D – essential for healthy teeth and bones. Even when the sun isn’t shining your body can still produce this from sunlight on your skin; getting out for a short walk everyday will keep your vitamin D levels topped up.
Look after joints with Herbalife Joint Support, and the amazing Omega 3Herbalifeline

Protect from the elements

Winter weather combined with central heating can leave your skin feeling seriously lacklustre; don’t neglect your skin just because it’s easy to hide away under your winter woollies. Tackle dry flaky skin by first exfoliating away the dead skin cells and then applying a rich moisturiser. Although it might seem strange to be thinking about sun damage when it’s so cold outside, UV rays can still penetrate the skin on cloudy days so use a moisturiser with a built-in SPF to protect your skin and keep wrinkles at bay.
Herbalife skincare is NUTRITION for the skin, and complements the nutrition taken through the inner nutrition.  It offers solutions for EVERYONE - young, old, male, female, hyper-sensitive and problem skins! 
4 ranges to choose from:  Herbal Aloe (sensitive and allergy prone skin) Radiant C(anti- oxidants, great for shaving , fresh fragrance of oranges!),  Anti-aging range (Skin Activator)  and the salon quality Nourifusion range (Vitamins A, C , E - no alcohol, no perfumes, all natural)
Keep moving
Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you should abandon your exercise regime - wrap up warm for a brisk walk or try fun winter activities like outdoor ice skating or dry slope skiing, the cold weather means your body will burn more calories in an effort to keep warm. If venturing outside when it's windy, wet or snowing really doesn’t appeal don’t let the weather set you back, try a workout DVD or using a Wii games console to get fit at home.
Be sure to ask me about the exciting support systems of NUTRITION CLUBS ,  WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGES &  FITCLUBS avail!