January is National Soup Month

Baby, it’s cold outside! No wonder that January was designated National Soup Month. We have a delicious soup recipe to warm up your stomachs, and hearts. It incorporates Mila® micro-sliced chia as an ingredient, so you know it’s healthy!

Mila is a super food that is gluten-free, trans-fat free, sugar-free, and is a superior plant-based source of protein and fiber. Mila uses different varieties of the chia seed to provide a wide array of nutrients. By combining these crops, you get a nutritionally robust product.

Enjoy this pureed soup while getting your daily serving of Mila and increase your intake of leafy greens and other nutritious whole foods. This soup is rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals, not to mention flavor!

Mouth-Watering Mila Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 cups vegetable stock, separated
  • 3 cups leafy greens, chopped
  • ½ tsp. thyme (fresh or dried)
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • ¼ cup quinoa
  • 2 Tbsp. Mila
  • Optional: garlic (minced)

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, place Mila in 1 cup of vegetable stock to hydrate. Set aside.
  2. Using a tall frying pan or wide-bottom pan, sauté chopped onion in olive oil until translucent (3-5 minutes). Add garlic to pan if preferred.
  3. Add remaining 3 cups of vegetable stock, chopped greens, thyme, cumin, lemon juice, and quinoa to pan; bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to medium; cook until quinoa is translucent and greens are wilted (8-12 minutes).
  5. Add soup and hydrated Mila (including the remaining vegetable stock) to a blender and puree until smooth.

This flavorful soup can also be made into a hearty dip or spread by reducing the vegetable stock used to boil the greens by 1 ½ cups.

Enjoy!

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Top fitness trends of 2018

The New Year is a great time to start a new fitness routine, or just change up your current one. We’ve rounded up some of the fitness trends you’ll see in 2018.

Yoga: Yoga remains one of the top trends in exercise as it offers both mental and physical benefits. Whole Health includes mental health, too! Yoga appeals to a wide audience and people can choose from both traditional (Power Yoga, Yogalates and Bikram Yoga) yoga, and more unusual forms (Goat Yoga, Beer Yoga, even Naked Yoga).

Exercise for older adults: With an ever increasing life expectancy, older adults are turning to exercise later in life. Baby boomers, those aged 52 to 70, and seniors aged 70 or older, may have to go about it more carefully than others, but there are benefits which include improved mobility and strength.

Seniors can join walking clubs where they can socialize and get fit. Balance classes help prevent falls later in life. Swimming and water aerobics offer effective, low-impact exercise that older adults can enjoy. Functional fitness, below, is great for the older adult, too.

Functional fitness: This form of exercise is about training for life rather than just exercising before an event to fit into that dress or suit. It’s about improving strength and balance to stay in shape all year round.

Functional fitness incorporates exercises that improve balance and coordination, strength and range of motion. They are done on the ground and work several muscle groups at once. Try climbing stairs while doing bicep curls or reaching diagonally with a medicine ball to target multiple muscle groups.

Group exercise: When you browse your gym’s group exercise schedule, you’ll likely notice a lot of group classes, and for good reason. Exercising in a group setting can be motivating and encouraging. You have others to support and even challenge you.

One recent study revealed that those who worked out in a group benefited from lower stress levels and bigger improvements in mental, physical and emotional qualities of life than those who worked out alone.1

PURE’s Rally28 program has a community of like-minded people who together offer support to one another. Participate in the R28 Challenge as an individual or become the Captain of a Rally28 team and earn some fantastic prizes, not to mention feeling great and learning healthier habits. Encourage your team to join you for a class or schedule a power walk together.

Fitness technology: With all the gadgets out there to keep you healthy, it’s no longer necessary to pay for an expensive gym membership. With a smartwatch, a fitness tracker, books, online videos, live-streaming classes, or even fitness apps, it’s more convenient and cheaper than ever to exercise.

Try the 7-Minute Workout Challenge app. This research-based, high-intensity workout program is simple, yet effective. It incorporates 12 exercises that are performed for 30 seconds with 10-second rest intervals.

Exercising with pets: Today it’s easy to find an exercise class that allows your pet to join in on the fun. Dogs especially make great fitness companions. People even exercise with goats!

Leash your Fitness in San Diego, California, brings both you and your dog in a circuit style workout that will train cardio, strength, balance, yoga and dog obedience all in a one-hour workout.

At Fitness with Fido in St. Louis, Missouri, classes focus on different parts of your and your dog’s body, and includes strength and conditioning, yoga, Pilates, cardio and massage.

Virtual reality fitness: If leaving home to exercise isn’t your cup of tea, virtual reality workouts may be for you.

The Omni by Virtuix is a 360° small treadmill connects to a game and allows you to run, pivot, jump and crouch while wearing sneakers that interact with sensors on the treadmill.

 

 

 

1http://jaoa.org/article.aspx?articleid=2661140

2https://www.underarmour.co.uk/en-gb/mens-ua-speedform-gemini-3-record-equipped-running-shoes/1292814.html

Stay on a healthy track in 2018

Studies say that the average person gains 7-10 pounds over the holidays. If that sounds like you, don’t fret. Lauren Gaskey, PURE IBO, personal trainer and author, offers some helpful tips and suggestions to get back on track to eating healthier, exercising and feeling your best.

Follow these tips with consistency to help you lose weight and maintain a healthy eating regimen this year.

Eat breakfast – Starting the day out with food in your stomach will help the body burn calories more effectively throughout the day. Also, skipping breakfast and early meals as a way to leave more room for a “big” meal later in the day, such a dinner, is counterintuitive for weight loss. Not only will be you hungry when it’s time to eat that “big” meal, but you will end up eating more than you have to. By skipping breakfast, you will also slow down your metabolism.

Keep up with the 5-times-a-day eating plan – Space out your meals. For example, don’t eat dessert right after a meal. Wait 3-4 hours in between. Also, eat smaller meals and eat them more often making it easier to avoid cravings and overeat.

Take a walk after your meal – The main thing here is to keep moving so whatever exercise you can do will help. The higher you can get your caloric expenditure, the less likely any extra calories will affect you. Taking a walk after your meals can help aid digestion, too.

Water, water, water – Drink lots of water, and avoid drinking your calories. Pair your meals with water and you could be saving hundreds of calories.

20-minute rule – Another thing to remember is that many people mistake thirst for hunger so use the 20-minute water rule when you are feeling hungry. When hunger strikes, drink a tall glass of water. Wait 20 minutes, if the hunger subsides than you were just thirsty, or bored! If it doesn’t, then you are hungry and it is OK to eat.

Stay accountable – Write down, log it on club-os.com, or use a nutrition app such as MyFitnessPal. However you do it, keep yourself accountable. Most people, when asked to remember what they ate, forgot about 20% of it. Keeping track of what you eat can help you avoid over consumption and it can help you to remember what you’ve eaten. If you hit your caloric intake for the day, then that’s it!

PURE Rally28 weight-loss program – Win while you lose. Simply gather a team or Rally as an individual. Order Rally28 weight-loss system. Enter the Rally28 Challenge at challenge.rally28.com after completion of your Rally.

Happy New Year!

By Lauren Gaskey, Personal Trainer and PURE IBO

Looking back, looking forward

Cheers to a brand new year and more opportunities for us to make a difference in the world. Before we dive any further into 2018, let’s take just a moment to look back on what an incredible year our PURE family had in 2017. We made some revolutionary accomplishments and achievements — chapters of our PURE story that are certainly worth remembering.

We would be remiss not to take the time to thank all of YOU for your love, dedication and partnership. Because of your tremendous efforts, PURE continues to move forward blessing more lives than ever before.

Here are some of the highlights from 2017 that make us so very proud.

  • We are PURE: People United Reaching Everyone. Probably the most important thing we did was introduce our new corporate brand and logo — a nod to our progressive spirit and our commitment to delivering unmatched products and opportunity.
  • GPS — before, during and after workouts. We revamped our GPS sports performance line of products giving them new names and a sensible way to incorporate them into your workouts.
  • New products — seven to be exact! CalciuMK+, Matcha Vegan Shake meal replacement, MelaTrim Sleep & Weight-Loss Support, ENERGY Variety Pack, Ciello Advanced Skincare, a reformulated Daily Build Liquid and the H20 Filtration System. We also introduced a new, easy twist-off cap to our Superfruit bottles.
  • PURE Rank Bonus. We launched this successful program to reward you for your efforts. Beginning at the rank of Platinum Director, awards range from $1,000 USD all the way to an amazing $250,000 USD!* The momentum this program has brought has been unprecedented.
  • We traveled the world. We basked in the Bahamian sun on the Seas Your Future cruise. We received expert training at the Be Fearless event in Branson, Missouri. We celebrated our emerging leaders, while riding the mechanical bull at Billy Bob’s, during an event right here in Texas. In September, we experienced the rich history, food and architecture of Barcelona and Madrid, Spain. Revisit the photos from these trips and events on our Facebook page.
  • Rally28 weight-loss system. Leaders took to the road on our Rally28 Take a Turn tour visiting people in more than ten states. People everywhere are seeing incredible results from this proven weight-loss system.
  • Global Whole Health Day. We designated this special day to commemorate the beginning of PURE: People United Reaching Everyone. Everyone was encouraged to share their PURE stories. This year, we will celebrate on August 8, 2018.
  • Mobile. We introduced Purity, a digital personal assistant that helps new Independent Business Owners (IBOs) get their business off and running. We also added new Quick Enrollment links. Download the app, available in the App Store℠ or Google Play™ online stores.
  • LIVE PURE PROJECT. We supported global relief efforts by delivering our H20 Filtration System to those in need of clean drinking water. To assist in relief efforts, PURE will give a non-tax-deductible donation through their Live PURE Project, which will purchase one water filtration bottle for every bottle system that is purchased. Excludes pack purchases. Learn more.

2018 is already off to a great start. Stay tuned for more wonderful announcements!

Here’s a look at what’s already been revealed this year:

  • PURE Connect webinar – We’ll be hosting a new webinar called PURE Connect training call starting Tuesday, January 9 at 7:00 p.m. CT, and every second Tuesday of each month. Follow us on Facebook to ensure you don’t miss out on future calls and topics. Call: US: +1-408-638-0968; Meeting ID: 531 741 276.
  • Rally28 Challenge – Join our Rally28 New Year, New You Challenge and discover the beginning of true, healthy change. Rally your way to a slimmer, healthier you with more community support, more product options, and fantastic rewards!
  • Rewards and more – Introducing an enhanced PURE Enrollment Bonus with updated Enrollment Packs. We’ve also made enhancements to the PURE Rank Bonus Program qualifications to better support your business.
  • More travel – We’ll be visiting Mexico and the beautiful islands of the Bahamas and Bora Bora later this year!

From all of us at PURE, here’s to a successful and Whole Health-filled 2018!

 

*The figures within this document are not guarantees or projections of your actual earnings or profits. PURE makes no guarantee of financial success. Success with PURE results only from successful sales efforts, which require hard work, diligence, skill, persistence, competence, and leadership. Your success will depend upon how well you exercise these qualities. 

Meet Purity!

As we welcome the New Year, I want to introduce you to someone really special. Her name is Purity and she’s part of our new-and-improved user experience program at PURE. She can help guide you as a new IBO as you launch your new PURE business.

Purity is a personal virtual assistant that will help get you off to a great start in your first 90 days. When you enroll with PURE, you will receive a text from Purity within 48 hours welcoming you. You will automatically get Purity’s services free for 90 days.

Purity periodically checks in with her users via text. She offers tips and advice and she’s a great listener. You can ask her questions at any time about the products, the PURE opportunity, the rewards programs, recruiting and more, and she will answer every time with customized support.

Benefits of Purity:

  • 24/7 support for your new business
  • Ongoing support and motivation
  • Product information, sales tips and reminders
  • Statistics and figures to facilitate communication about PURE
  • Engaging, personalized interactions
  • She asks questions and is a great listener

Sample questions to ask Purity:

  • How many calories per serving are in GoYin?
  • What is the key ingredient in 360 Complete Shake?
  • What is the PURE Rank Bonus Program?
  • What is the garcinia cambogia?

When Purity texts you, you can respond to her. You can answer YES and NO, you can text MORE if you want additional information, and you can text HOW if you’d like to learn how to recruit. Purity even sends statistics, product information, and video links. She keeps you on task by checking daily on your goals. She can send you tips and challenges to help you gather leads. She offers a glossary to help you learn business jargon.

The only thing Purity may not be able to do is send your spouse a gift on their birthday. But, she can change your life by changing the way you do business.

Get started now! Learn more at http://livepure.com/purity.

Do you know your vitamin A, B, Cs?

Before you say yes, take this quiz and find out how well versed you are in the benefits of vitamins. Do you know which of our products contain them? Print this out and share it with your friends and/or team to see how vitamin savvy they are. (Answers listed at the bottom.)

  1. Vitamins perform what important function in the body?
  2. Calcium and __________ work together to give us healthy teeth and bones. This vitamin is found in CalciuMK+.
  3. Our bodies need __________ essential vitamins.
  4. Mom wanted you to eat carrots because vitamin ____ is necessary for vision. 360 Complete Shake contains 50% of your daily recommended value.
  5. Vitamin C is required for the production of ________. GPS Circulate contains 250% of your daily recommended value.
  6. The word vitamin is a combination of what two words?
  7. This vitamin helps maintain and protect the sheath that surrounds nerve fibers.
  8. Folate works together with what vitamin to produce new red blood cells? GPS Hydrate contains 1000% of your daily recommended value of this vitamin.
  9. This vitamin maintains calcium levels by increasing its absorption. CalciuMK+ contains 150% of your recommended daily value of this vitamin.
  10. Which vitamin protects the skin? Daily Build is an excellent source of this vitamin.
  11. Calcium and vitamin D both help to maintain the health of our bones. What other vitamin do we need to keep our bones strong? This vitamin helps explain the name CalciuMK+.
  12. Which vitamins support your immune system? Immune6 is an excellent source of one of these vitamins.
  13. Symptoms often associated with aging may be caused by a deficiency of ___________. GoYin contains 200% of your daily recommended value of this vitamin.
  14. Riboflavin, niacin and thiamine are all members of what vitamin family?
  15. Which vitamin is the only one we don’t consume through eating or drinking? CalciuMK+ is an excellent source of this vitamin?

If you answered 10 or above correctly, you are a health guru! Congratulations!

If you answered 9-5 correctly, you are a nutrition novice. Keep studying.

If you answered 4 or below correctly, return to start and try again.

ANSWERS:

  1. They serve as catalysts in chemical reactions
  2. Vitamin D
  3. 13
  4. A
  5. Collagen
  6. Vital and amine, because vitamins are vital for life
  7. B-12
  8. B-12
  9. D
  10. E
  11. K
  12. A, D and C
  13. Vitamin B-12
  14. B
  15. D

Information cited from:  https://medlineplus.gov/vitamins.html.

Dear future/healthier self …

First, I want you to know how proud I am of you for making some really good choices this past year. You exercised when you could, you ate healthier, and you made an effort to sleep more. You made some bad choices, too, and that’s okay. I know how hard it is between work, stress, money, other people – things just get in the way of your goals. I get it.

We’re at the end of 2017 and you’re going to get another chance in the New Year to really pursue wellness like you’ve never done before. I want you to be honest with yourself and the people around you. This is your life and your health. I want you to give it your all the next 365 days to live your heathiest life ever. You can do this!

Keep this letter close at hand to reference when you get stuck or fall short. These reminders will get you back on track to living a lifestyle of Whole Health. When you think about it, 365 days really isn’t that long; this past year sure flew by. Imagine how great you’ll feel and how different you’ll look on December 31, 2018. Looks pretty good, right?

You might be thinking that things look pretty good right now. Maybe so. But, I think you can make some changes in the New Year that will make an even bigger difference. Again, read over the following recommendations and see where you’ve fallen short in the past and where you can focus more effort.

  • Sleep at least 8 hours a night. Get yourself into a good routine.
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables. Have at least one apple every day. Munch on carrots at work. Incorporate more products by PURE into your daily routine.
  • Focus on the simpler things; they matter the most. Keep love in your heart and make an effort to pay that love forward to those around you.
  • Exercise at least three times a week. Take walks. Go that Zumba or weight-lifting class. Take care of your body by squatting to pick up something heavy. Keep track and watch your progress. Take part in Rally28.
  • Do things you love, including travel. You don’t have to go far. Simply visit places that inspire you. New experiences are refreshing and healthy. Work hard to take part in a PURE Incentive trip.
  • Take a class at your local community college. What is your passion? Writing, music, art, psychology? Read a book a month. Learn something new. Educate yourself on products by PURE. Visit our blog, our website, and listen to our podcasts. There’s a wealth of knowledge out there.
  • Give back however small. Helping others is one of life’s greatest gifts and can help make others’ lives healthier, too. Introduce someone to PURE. Transform lives with your purchase of an H20 Filtration System.
  • Take time for yourself. The more tired you are, the harder it will be to take care of yourself. And, you can’t help others unless you are your best.
  • Laugh and smile! Read some humor, watch funny videos, listen to children tell jokes. Laughter really is the best medicine.
  • Be grateful for what you have. There is too much sadness and hatred in this world. You have so much to be thankful for and you can share that with others.
  • There is no room for regrets, something which brings on emotional pain. Everyone makes mistakes, but everything happens for a reason. Let it be.
  • Live is too short to not enjoy every second of it. EVERY SECOND.

2018 is your year! I can’t wait to celebrate with you!