Blog Archive for Tag: exercise

Join the Herbalife World Record Workout Day!

March 6th, 2015

Have you heard of Herbalife World Record Workout Day? In celebration of Herbalife’s 35th anniversary, all around the world, tens of thousands of people will complete the same workout on March 7, 2015. The goal? To help set a Guinness World Records® achievement for the most participants in a HIIT* ...

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Heart Health in Your 40s: 4 Steps to Take Control Now

February 16th, 2015

It often takes people until their 50s or 60s to realize they need to focus on heart health. I’d like to see that change. The earlier the better; research shows that heart health can be affected as early as infancy. Today, I’d like to talk specifically to those of you ...

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How Weight Impacts NO Production

February 12th, 2015

One of the greatest traits of the human body is its ability to restore health. Think about the last personal transformation you saw: Were you amazed at how healthy and vital your friend (or you!) appeared after working to get healthy? When you choose to change something about your health, ...

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New Study: 5 Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors to Support Heart Health

December 15th, 2014

A new study is out, and the results are clear: There are five health habits that support heart health. While this specific study was done on men, a previous study suggests a similar effect in women. Before we get to what those behaviors are, let’s look at some of the ...

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Why I Track My Fitness Digitally

December 8th, 2014

When I started running marathons, I realized quickly how useful a GPS watch was. Not only did I utilize the mileage tracking feature, but my watch also let me set time goals. As I ran, I could see whether I was ahead or behind of my goal running pace. It ...

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Changing the Health Culture: Mexico Is Making Progress (Dr. Medina)

December 4th, 2014

It can become disheartening to read the statistics about Mexico: Seven in 10 adults are overweight or obese. One-third of children fall into the same category.[1] Yet, there is promising news: the government is trying to help. President Enrique Peña Nieto recently urged Mexican citizens to exercise an hour a ...

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Why Nutrition and Exercise Always Make a Difference

November 10th, 2014

I know a lot of people who approach routine doctor’s visits with apprehension. They’re unsure of what their test results will be or what recommendations the health care provider will make. Some people even feel that since they haven’t lived a healthy lifestyle in the past, there’s no point in ...

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Athletes: 6 Ways to Stay Cool During Hot Weather

September 14th, 2014

Summer’s heat is reaching its peak, forcing people to find creative ways to keep cool. Athletes, especially, need to find ways to cool down during high heat. Increased body temperature means the heart has to work harder and can impact oxygen delivery to exercising muscles. Aside from impacting how you ...

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What Does a Healthy Lifestyle Look Like?

September 5th, 2014

The term “healthy lifestyle” is used so often that it’s almost losing its meaning. To some, a healthy lifestyle means not eating fast food. To others, it means quitting smoking. To others still, it means taking a walk after dinner or riding a bike on the weekends. These are all ...

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Good Carbs, Bad Carbs: Understanding Carbohydrates

August 25th, 2014

Low-carb diets like South Beach and Atkins have given carbohydrates a bad reputation. But while there are certain carbs you should avoid, some carbohydrates are beneficial and necessary for the body when eaten in moderation. Here’s a breakdown of “good” carbs and “bad” carbs, and what you need to know ...

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Building Upper-Body Strength with Samantha Clayton

August 21st, 2014

Would you like to be stronger? A strong upper body provides more than just toned muscles. Strength gives you the ability to do more in life, whether it’s carrying in more groceries at a time or doing a challenge like an outdoor ropes course. Since the two activities I enjoy ...

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7 Harmful Habits for Heart Health

June 24th, 2014

If you follow my blog, you probably know how to support heart health: Eat a balanced, varied diet. Support nutrition with dietary supplements. Exercise regularly. Get plenty of sleep and rest. Keep stress levels low. But we don’t often talk about what not to do—the habits that are the worst ...

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10 Surprising High-Sodium Foods

June 18th, 2014

Over 90 percent of people age 2 and older eat too much sodium, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That’s nine out of 10 Americans! Those numbers hold true in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, mostly due to the prevalence of processed ...

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Dr. Lou Ignarro Answers Your Heart Health Questions | Omega-3s and Lifestyle

June 16th, 2014

I’m back to answer your questions related to the Heart Health Initiative, a mission to educate the world about heart health and give people the tools to lead heart-healthy lives. I’ve chosen two questions from the comments at that I’ll be answering.   Which Herbalife products contain Omega-3 fatty ...

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How long do I need to work out to increase Nitric Oxide levels? | Dr. Lou Ignarro Answers

June 6th, 2014

How long do I need to work out to increase Nitric Oxide production?   You’ll like the answer to this question: not very long. Any amount of exercise increases Nitric Oxide (NO) production, whether you take a 10-minute walking break during your workday or run a 10k on a Saturday ...

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Dr. Lou Ignarro Answers Your Heart Health Questions | Omega-3s and Heart Maintenance

June 2nd, 2014

I’m back to answer more of your questions related to the Heart Health Initiative, a mission to educate the world about heart health and give people the tools to lead heart-healthy lives. Let’s get right to them.   What benefits do Omega-3 fatty acids have in the body? Excellent question. ...

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Tour of Italy: My Trip, In Pictures

May 19th, 2014

I recently traveled to Italy to give two important talks. What an excellent trip! First, I presented to a group of physicians and scientists; the presentation was titled “Feed On Life.” And later in the trip, I spoke at the Herbalife Italian summit with over 7,000 excited and driven Independent ...

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Your Ultimate Personalized Workout with Samantha Clayton

May 13th, 2014

When I started getting healthy many years ago, a challenge was finding the exercise routine that was right for me. With time and patience, I finally discovered running. Eventually, I found that I enjoy cycling and now spend most of my exercise time on my bike. It would have been ...

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Healthy Aging—At Any Age!

April 30th, 2014

You started aging the moment you were born. You aged as you laughed your first laugh, took your first step, rode your first bike, went on your first date and started your first job. You are even aging as you read this article. Every moment of every day, you age ...

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6 Surprising Benefits of an Active Lifestyle

April 21st, 2014

It probably seems everyone is telling you to lead an active lifestyle—your doctor, your spouse, billboards, magazines and even me. There’s a reason it’s such a popular topic. It’s not just because a fit body looks great; the advantages of regular exercise and movement filter into every area of your ...

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Athletes: Don’t Forget Nutrition

March 31st, 2014

If you’re an athlete, or exercise most days a week, you’re supporting your health. Regular physical activity is one of the cornerstones of wellness—it’s a crucial part of getting and staying healthy. But while it’s necessary, it’s not enough. Just as exercise is important to health, so is a good ...

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Bicycle Vacations: My Typical Regimen

February 21st, 2014

My wife, Sharon, and I like to go on a few bicycle trips a year. Each of us looks forward to these vacations, when we get to leave behind our day-to-day responsibilities and just be outdoors, moving our bodies and enjoying life. We’re both grateful for our health and the ...

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Can I supplement with NO?

January 22nd, 2014

Dr. Ignarro, Can I supplement with Nitric Oxide?   Nitric Oxide (NO) is a signaling molecule that helps support the maintenance of already healthy blood pressure levels while keeping the arteries youthful and elastic. Unfortunately, NO can’t be taken as a supplement. If you want to support NO production, though, ...

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Want to Become a Runner? Try These 7 Tips

January 14th, 2014

What does the term “runner” mean to you? Do you imagine a marathoner crossing the finish line, a devoted athlete lacing up in the early morning or even someone on a treadmill at your local gym? It can be easy to think of running—of becoming a runner—as something only “certain ...

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Infographic: What Is Blood Pressure?

January 7th, 2014

The term “blood pressure” is used a lot, but what does it mean?

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How I Stay Motivated to Keep Moving

December 30th, 2013

Staying healthy takes hard work, discipline and drive. For most, it involves a determined shift in lifestyle encompassing diet, activity, stress and sleep. And long-lasting change—the kind with the power to extend and enhance your older years—requires sustaining that high level of motivation over time. For many, regular exercise is ...

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6 Targeted Tips for Healthy Circulation

December 26th, 2013

Healthy circulation keeps every part of the body nourished. Your circulatory system’s main job is to move blood throughout the body, and it is made up of the heart and around 100,000 miles of blood vessels. Circulation is such an important process that your very livelihood depends on a well-functioning ...

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Interview: Herbalife Q&A with Dr. Ignarro

December 11th, 2013

Everyone knows cardiovascular health should be a priority, but there’s so much information out there that it can sometimes be overwhelming. Luckily, we have Dr. Louis Ignarro to help! A heart health expert and Nobel laureate, Dr. Ignarro sat down with Herbalife to answer some of your most popular heart health questions, ...

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5 Small Steps to Transform Your Life

November 22nd, 2013

In a recent post, I detailed my health transformation. I went from making poor eating choices and not exercising to a lifestyle full of movement, good food and a lot of happiness. Now, I am as vital as I ever could have hoped to be. If you’d told me 20 ...

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My Health Transformation

November 18th, 2013

There’s something you may not know about me: I haven’t always been healthy. Up until the age of 21, I led a very healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise. But things began to go south in graduate and medical school, when there seemed to be no time available for anything ...

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4 Contributing Factors for Low Nitric Oxide Levels

September 23rd, 2013

Nitric Oxide is a crucial part of supporting cardiovascular wellness, and one of the best ways to promote optimal NO levels is through a healthy endothelium. To understand how to keep the endothelial cells—the production house of NO—working properly, it’s important to know the risk factors for endothelial dysfunction. While ...

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