Blog Archive for Tag: Fitness

Member Spotlight: What I Learned About Opening an Herbalife Nutrition Club

March 12th, 2015

I enjoy seeing Independent Herbalife members doing big things with their health and lives. When I heard that member Nique Callantine was starting a noteworthy Nutrition Club to inspire others in her community to get healthy, I wanted to hear more. What’s different about her Nutrition Club? Nique told me ...

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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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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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Improve Your Running Time with a Hip Flexor Workout with Samantha Clayton (video)

November 22nd, 2014

As a cyclist and former marathoner, I’m always looking for ways to get the most of my workouts. I recently came across a short video by Samantha Clayton on how to improve running time with a simple hip flexor workout. The best part is that she offers tailored exercises, so ...

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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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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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Emotional Fitness with Samantha Clayton

August 7th, 2014

In a perfect world, we would all eat healthy, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep and rest, and have low levels of stress. But life isn’t perfect. And sometimes it’s emotionally difficult, such as during a time of loss of a loved one or another traumatic life event. In an ...

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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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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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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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3 Exercises to Try at Herbalife24 Fit Club

February 13th, 2014

There’s a movement sweeping Herbalife. It’s motivating people to get active and fit, inspiring Independent Herbalife members to work exercise into their daily lives. It provides camaraderie and inspires friendships. What is it? It’s Herbalife24 Fit Clubs. From the parks of Manhattan to Papeete on the Island of Tahiti, Fit Club ...

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Setting Health Goals? Try My Write-Plan-Partner-Check Method

January 19th, 2014

It’s the start of a new year, and when the calendar turns over to January 1 about 45 percent of Americans set resolutions. At the top of the list for last year’s resolutions? Weight loss. And under that umbrella goal of weight loss is usually a plan to eat better ...

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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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Start Young: Why Heart Health Matters Now

January 6th, 2014

If you own a car, what kind of care do you give it? Chances are, you don’t wait until it breaks down before taking it in for its first oil change. Instead, you likely change the oil every 3,000 miles and do maintenance at the recommended milestones. If your vehicle ...

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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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How Exercise Supports NO Production

September 25th, 2013

You’re probably aware of the amazing benefits of Niteworks®. NO is an important molecule with many functions in the body that increase blood flow, delivering oxygen and nutrients to tissues. Since Nitric Oxide (NO) levels are the lowest at night, taking Niteworks® each evening supports your body’s ability to produce ...

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Why Fitness Is Good for Your Heart

June 12th, 2013

Have you ever heard the saying, “A body in motion tends to stay in motion”? It’s true: Regular physical activity helps keep the body moving for years to come. And since fitness and heart health go hand in hand, it’s important to understand why regular exercise is a cardio-smart choice. ...

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