CHILD OBESITY HAS BECOME AN EPIDEMIC!!
Millions of our youth struggle with weight issues and obesity. Participation in physical activity declines as children get older - 69% of 9th graders participate in vigorous physical activity on a regular basis, while only 55% of 12th graders participate in the same level of activity.
The news media continues to shine a spotlight on the startling fact that approximately 16 percent of children and teens, ages 6-19 years, are overweight. The percentage of young people who are overweight - over 9 million - has more than tripled since 1980.
According to the U.S. Surgeon General, overweight adolescents have a 70% chance of becoming overweight or obese adults. This increases to 80% if one parent, or both, is overweight or obese. Approximately 127 million adults in the U.S. are overweight, 60 million are obese, and 9 million are severely obese. The most immediate consequence of being overweight, as perceived by children, is social discrimination!! But that is about to change!
Celebrity fitness trainer - Tony Horton, and celebrity choreographer - Shaun T, have created programs that no kid of any age can resist. They will have everyone moving and grooving, and staying fit with cool, modern dance moves and the coolest music. These workouts feel less like exercise and more like a party! And who does not love a party?
Regardless of size, shape, gender, fitness level, and dancing ability - Tony Horton and Shaun T make getting in shape so much fun, it is sure to be one thing you will not have to remind kids to do! Kids will experience and learn he benefits of balance, coordination, and flexibility, along with the advantages of eating right, staying active, and making healthy choices. They will love every stretch, hop, kick, and twist as they laugh their way through an array of fun and simple routines that anyone can do.
Kids will never get bored because these workouts have all the things kids love: awesome music, energetic moves, and the coolest instructors who are with them every step of the way. There has never been a more fun way for kids to get fit, then to get them excited about exercise and give them a fun way to burn off that excess energy!
Did you know? According to David Ziczenko, editor-in-chief of Men's Health magazine, "Belly fat - the fat that pushes our waist out - is the most dangerous fat on the body ... because it resides within striking distance of your heart, liver, and other vital organs - pressing on them, feeding them poisons, and messing with their daily function." Dancing is one of the most effective - and fun - ways to lose weight, sculpt, and tone from head to toe. It is a total-body workout that gets hearts pumping and even helps with coordination and flexibility. Exercising actually gives you more energy. Rather than draining it, exercising gets blood pumping and muscles toned for tackling all kinds of activities. The one thing most everyone has in common these days is precious little spare time. People's lives have gotten progressively busier, and when something has to fall by the wayside, it is usually exercise.
So Remember - The most immediate consequence of being overweight, as perceived by children, is social discrimination! With a childhood obesity crisis sweeping the nation, it is time to help children reshape their bodies while teaching them to develop healthy habits that will give them a lifetime of rewards.
Childhood obesity has become an epidemic, we can NOT ignore!
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GET WITH THE PROGRAM
~ The Shake + The Workouts + The Eating Plan ~
The Program - Just replace one meal a day with Shakeology®, exercise three times a week, and follow a balanced diet. It's that simple. You can lower cholesterol levels, lose pounds, and shed inches. Participants in an independent study who combined The Shake, The Workout, and our Eating Plan for 90 days dropped an average of 10 pounds and 2 inches off their waistline. They also improved digestion, increased energy levels, and lowered their total cholesterol on average by 30% and LDL ("bad") cholesterol by 38% on average.
The Shake - Shakeology is a patent-pending nutritional protein shake that provides a wide spectrum of healthy nutrients in a low-calorie formula. Whether you use it as a meal replacement for weight loss or simply to ensure your body gets all the nutrients it needs for optimal health, Shakeology takes the guesswork out of nutrition.
The Workouts - This set of 2 DVDs contains a 30-minute workout sequence and a 50-minute workout sequence. While you're first starting out, we recommend you do the 30-minute workout three times a week. Then rotate in the 50-minute workout once a week. Go at your own pace, but kick it up a notch as soon as you're ready to. And don't be afraid to push yourself. Soon, you'll notice more muscle tone and fewer food cravings. Before you know it, you'll have enough strength and energy to tackle The 50 three times a week.
- ~ The 30 - The 30 is a classic workout. It's a balanced combination of cardiovascular intervals - to burn calories - and time-tested strength moves that will tone your muscles and build your metabolism.
- ~ The 50 - Your body will continue to progress on its path toward total wellness with The 50. As your body becomes stronger and more efficient, The 50 will accelerate your progress - your strength, cardiovascular fitness, and flexibility - in an easy-to-follow format.
The Eating Plan - Sure, you get plenty of vitamins and minerals from Shakeology. But if you want to speed up your metabolism, stick to our workout plan and this simple eating schedule. With five meals or snacks, you'll eat all day long and be on your way to a slimmer you.
~ Breakfast : Within an hour of waking up.
~ Snack : 2 to 3 hours after breakfast.
~ Lunch : 2 to 3 hours after snack.
~ Snack : 2 to 3 hours after lunch.
~ Dinner : Finish at least 3 hours before bed.
When deciding what to eat, choose your snacks and meals wisely. Balance your diet with fruits, veggies, beans, lean meats, and low-fat dairy. Just remember to eat moderate amounts of protein and fats, and fuel your body with foods that are high in fiber and low in sugar content.
Move Over, Sodas. Make Way for H20 - Don't forget to hydrate. Your body needs at least 64 ounces (or 8 glasses) of water every day. It helps eliminate the impurities in your body naturally, keeps you feeling full between meals, and prevents headaches caused from dehydration.
So, drink more water or tea (skip the sugar).
Before you know it, you'll break your soda habit and feel better, too.
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BOOST YOUR SHAKEOLOGY
~ Introducing The Fiber ~
Why Do I Need Fiber? Fiber improves digestion, promotes regularity, and can even lower cholesterol levels by inhibiting the absorption of dietary cholesterol and other toxins into the bloodstream. It also slows the absorption of glucose-thereby preventing sugar spikes-and makes you feel full faster and longer, so you eat less! Not getting enough fiber can lead to constipation, hemorrhoids, obesity, coronary heart disease, diabetes, gall stones, and possibly even colon cancer.
How Much Fiber Do I Need? While there is no official Recommended Daily Allowance for fiber, the U.S. government has established Adequate Intake levels at 25 grams for women 18 to 50 years old (21g for women over 50) and 38 grams for men (30g for men over 50). Most adults in the U.S. only get between 11 to 13 grams per day. That's definitely not enough. So, we created an easy way to boost your diet with what your body needs. Add a full scoop of The Fiber to Shakeology and get a total of 10 grams of fiber with each shake. Since every body is different, we recommend starting with a half scoop and building your way up to a full scoop. You can even mix The Fiber with any juice, shake, or drink of your choice without making it gritty in texture or affecting the flavor. And since it contains FOS, a natural prebiotic sweetener, it will add a hint of sweetness to any drink.
What Makes The Fiber Better Than Other Fiber Products on the Market? Unlike other store-bought fiber products, ours contains no additives, colors, or preservatives. Most store brands only have one source of fiber, but our unique formula is derived from 5 different sources of fiber, each with its own special set of benefits. Together they not only provide fiber for better digestion but have other health benefits, like prebiotic properties, aiding in weight management, and lowering cholesterol levels. It also contains L-glutamine, an amino acid important for preventing muscle loss and boosting immunity from overtraining. Those who work out regularly can actually use an extra dose of it every day.
What's In It?
~ Inulin (from chicory root) - Increases calcium and magnesium absorption while promoting regularity.
~ Fructooligosaccharide (FOS) - A natural prebiotic sweetener that stimulates the supply of good bacteria in the intestinal tract, which helps increase overall digestive health.
~ Konjac fiber - Helps maintain weight and regularity.
~ Psyllium seed husk - Helps prevent dietary cholesterol from being absorbed by the liver and colon. It also helps curb your appetite.
~ Apple fiber - Helps eliminate toxins from the intestinal tract for better digestion.
~ L-glutamine - Aids in eliminating toxins in your body and fuels muscles during longer workout sessions.
~ Nutrition Simplified ~
70 Healthy Ingredients - 2 Delicious Flavors - 1 Glass
Why You Need Shakeology Now - Shakeology can help you:
~ Lose Weight
~ Feel Energized
~ Improve Digestion and Regularity
~ Lower Cholesterol
Shakeology Works Two Ways - This patent-pending daily nutritional shake helps your body gently eliminate toxins more efficiently while allowing for better absorption of the essential nutrients you need.
How It Works - This patent-pending daily nutritional shake helps your body gently eliminate toxins more efficiently while allowing for better absorption of the essential nutrients you need. A proprietary blend of digestive enzymes and prebiotics helps your body progressively eliminate the toxins that build up over time from eating today's highly processed foods. At the same time, whole-food ingredients deliver the essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals your body needs to curb cravings, allowing your body to shed stored fat while the more than 20 different antioxidants and phytonutrients help reduce free radical damage that can lead to heart disease, heart attacks, high blood pressure, and stroke.
What's In It - Even if you searched all over the world, you probably wouldn't be able to find all of the 70-plus, ultra-high-quality ingredients we've included in Shakeology. Not only do you get a wide range of essential nutrients, from the fruits and vegetables you should be eating more of every day, you'll also get the benefits of important foods from all around the world-foods that the latest scientific research has shown to be highly advantageous to your well-being. More than 70 different ingredients were chosen from around the world for their potency and bioavailability (the ability to deliver the nutrients your body needs). Here are the key nutrient groups that these ingredients deliver:
~ Protein and Essential Amino Acids to help build long, lean muscles and reduce food cravings
~ Prebiotics and Digestive Enzymes, which aid in improving digestion, regularity, and nutrient absorption
~ Antioxidants and Phytonutrients to help counteract free radical damage that can lead to degenerative diseases
~ Vitamins and Minerals your body needs to function for optimal health
Protein and Essential Amino Acids - Shakeology includes whey protein isolate, an easily absorbable source of high-quality protein that's ideal for building and maintaining lean muscle mass. It also helps keep your blood sugar steady, reducing hunger and junk food cravings. Essential amino acids, found in protein, help the body repair muscle tissue and heal wounds; support the brain to promote calmness and alertness; and reduce hunger pangs. The whey protein in Shakeology provides a highly bioavailable source of essential amino acids.
~ Help build and repair muscles
~ Reduce hunger and food cravings
~ Help keep blood sugar steady
~ Support brain function to help promote alert thinking and reduce anxiety
~ Promote healthy skin, hair, and nails
Prebiotics and Digestive Enzymes - Shakeology contains many ingredients that are beneficial to the digestive system. Prebiotics, natural components of certain plants, help support the "friendly" bacteria in your digestive tract. They may also help with the absorption of minerals such as calcium. Digestive enzymes, from plant sources such as pineapples and papayas, help your body break down food into its individual components, making the nutrients easier to absorb. Cooking can destroy food's natural digestive enzymes, so there's a good chance that you don't get enough of them in your diet.
~ Aid digestion
~ Help boost the immune system
~ Increase absorption of nutrients
~ Help keep you "regular"
Antioxidants and Phytonutrients - Many of Shakeology's fruit and vegetable sources have been chosen for their high concentration of healthy natural substances known as phytonutrients, including flavonoids, polyphenols, anthocyanins, and catechins. These substances have antioxidant properties, meaning they help get rid of molecules known as free radicals, which damage cells and may be a key component of the aging process. In laboratory tests, phytonutrients have shown promise in helping prevent a wide variety of degenerative conditions. What's more, studies suggest that the natural mix of phytochemicals you get from whole-plant sources is more effective than taking them individually as nutritional supplements.
~ Get rid of harmful free radicals
~ Help decrease inflammation
~ Help boost your immune system
~ Potentially decrease the risk of degenerative diseases
~ May even increase longevity
23 Vitamins and Minerals - Most of us don't get the complete range of essential vitamins and minerals in our daily diets. Some important vitamins, such as vitamin C and the B vitamins, are water-soluble, meaning they're flushed out of your body after a short time and need to be replenished regularly. Others, like vitamin E, can be difficult to get enough of in food. Shakeology provides all these nutrients in an easy-to-take, easily absorbable form, so you never have to worry.
~ Get a wide range of essential nutrients
~ Get your necessary vitamins every day
~ Make up for dietary deficiencies
Have you ever seen a bucket full of crabs?
They pinch and pull as they struggle to climb over one another to reach the top of the bucket - to freedom. Ask any fisherman and they'll tell you that a bucket full of crabs doesn't need a lid - they simply won't escape.
Well, it's not impossible for a crab to climb to the top, and really if they worked together it would be quite easy. But crabs don't work together...Instinctively crabs pull each other down-literally.
When one crab breaks away from the pack, reaching its pinchers toward the top of the bucket, the others promptly grab onto the escapee's leg, pulling him back down. That crab is then pushed to the bottom of the pile and his dream of freedom is crushed.
People have a way of acting just like a bucket of crabs. Have you ever decided on a personal goal only to have someone in your life talk you out of it? Do you have crabs in your life?
A crab is...
- ~ The person who discourages you from going to the gym
- ~ The person who scoffs when you mention your weight loss goals
- ~ The person who snickers when you choose salad over pizza
The crab mentality says, "If I can't have it, then neither can you."
When you decide to do something different, to reach for a goal and to improve yourself, the crabs in your life will do their best to hold you back.
Keep Crabs at Bay: When crabs come snapping, remember the following:
* Ignore them: When someone in your life begins to pull you down with discouraging words, remember that you don't have to listen. Don't let them get into your head. Mentally tune them out or politely remove yourself from the situation. Who are they to tell you what you can or can't achieve?
* Understand them: Ouch! Insults and put-downs hurt, especially when they come from people that we care about. So what is the deal? Why do your friends, co-workers and even your spouse turn into crabs when you decide to improve your life? Do they really hope that you don't succeed? The truth is that crabs are thinking about themselves-not about you. They see you attempting to better yourself and to change your life. Whether they realize it or not, this scares them. If you better yourself will you still like them? Or will you leave them behind?
* You hold the power: Even the most persuasive crab doesn't hold a candle to your iron will. When you are ready to change, and you've made up your mind without an inkling of doubt, then 90% of the work is done. Your mind is the most powerful tool at your disposal-don't let a wimpy crab rob it from you.
Are you ready to make a positive change in your life?
Don't wait ... And don't let a single crab talk you out of it!