You've probably heard that it is very important to incorporate stretching into your fitness and exercise routine to improve flexibility and prevent injury; but do you know the correct time and the right way to stretch? The following article -- courtesy of “Health Tips From The Professor” -- from Kai Fusser*, fitness expert and personal trainer for many of the world's top professional athletes, explains the when, why and how of proper stretching.
"Vitamins deliver healthier babies. The first few weeks of pregnancy are especially crucial to the developing embryo. Yet many women only begin to eat right and take necessary vitamin supplements once they know they are pregnant. This is weeks or even months too late. Nutrition needs rise during pregnancy. Even the RDA's are higher. This may be obvious to you, but many women eat really poor diets in general. Then, in a vain attempt to "get all the nutrition they need from a balanced diet" while "eating for two," they tend to eat more of that same poor diet."
I've mentioned in previous blog posts how my mom made my brother, sisters and I take a daily dose of cod liver oil. I remember it smelled and tasted yucky, but mom -- and our pediatrician, Dr. Fish -- seemed to know way back then that it was a wise thing to do! Following Dr. Chaney's commentary on the importance of Omega-3s for children, you'll find "tastier" solutions than cod liver oil that just might make it easier to get this all important nutrient into your children.
In my last post, Dr. Steve Chaney answered the question, "Are Multivitamins A Waste Of Money?" In this post, Dr. Chaney addresses what he calls, "The Two Biggest Misconceptions About Supplementation." Once again, Dr. Chaney offers wise advice, based on sound science, in an easy to read, easy to understand way. I encourage you to read and share!
As a follow up to my recent post "Understanding the latest media attention on multiple vitamins," I'd like to share commentaries from two experts in the field of nutritional science -- Dr. Bruce Daggy, Chief Science Officer for Shaklee Corporation and Dr. Steve Chaney. Then scroll all the way down for a video clip that recently aired on "America's News Room." Listen, read, watch. Then you decide if high quality vitamins are a waste of money or a wise investment in your health.
Despite my best efforts, I managed to gain a couple of pounds during the holidays. The food was plentiful and delicious and it was hard to maintain my 10,000 steps a day while driving and visiting! As much as I enjoyed all the goodies, I have to admit, I felt uncomfortable. Fortunately now that I'm back to my normal eating habits -- which includes Shaklee 180 products -- and moving around more, the extra pounds have come off and I'm feeling more comfortable. Below are five simple steps to help you lose those extra pounds so you look and feel better in 2014!
Happy New Year everyone! Below are smart, practical, "simple solutions" from Shaklee's Dr. Jamie McManus for a physically and emotionally Healthy New Year. To these I'd like to add a message that I keep on my desk and read every day: "Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God."