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

Here’s to a healthy holiday and a happy New Year

To celebrate the season, we would like to take a moment to wish you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday. Many thanks to all of our IBOs and members who share messages of Whole Health and happiness all year round.

Our strong sense of community is an essential part of PURE. We wish to send you this heartfelt message from our family to yours.

Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for the New Year,

PURE: People United Reaching Everyone

GoYin Special Edition 2017

GoYin heads up the holidays in festive blue and green. The 2017 Special Edition bottle is wrapped in Whole Health and ready to share with others or add to your collection.

Here are ten creative ways to share the botanical goodness of GoYin Balancing Blend with others this holiday season.

  1. A GoYin bottle with a little chefs hat on top, coupled with a GoYin recipe.
  2. Add googly eyes and a red nose to your bottle for your “deer” friends.
  3. Host a brunch and serve GoYin mimosas. This is a great way for others to sample this delicious balancing blend.
  4. Add a bottle to a basket of fruits and cheeses and give to clients, hosts, and friends of the family.
  5. Share the PURE opportunity with a bottle for each of the 12 days of Christmas.
  6. Dress your bottle in a hat and a scarf so it’s ready for the cold.
  7. Place a bottle on the table next to the other drinks during Thanksgiving dinner to give guests a healthy alternative.
  8. Put GoYin on a cutting board with a loaf of bread and wrap it with a ribbon.
  9. Add some GoYin to your bubbly and ring in the New Year.
  10. Bring a bottle to Thanksgiving dinner and clink glasses to everyone’s well-being.

The Special Edition bottle will temporarily replace our traditional blue bottle for the coming weeks. Available for a limited time.

How will you share Whole Health this holiday season?

Healthy change is within reach

thumbnailIt’s a lot easier than you might think…that is, participating in Rally28. We hear about what we “should” be doing in order to manage our weight, but in this hectic world it’s nice to know that there are things we don’t have to do. Phew, right?

And, guess what? It’s a short list.

You don’t need to give up your favorite foods. The Rally28 system allows one cheat day per week when you can eat whatever you like. Enjoy your favorites butfav_foods_vegpizza switch it up. Have a burger but make it a turkey burger and skip the mayo. Enjoy pizza but make it a thin crust and add some veggies. Have a sweet snack but make it a frozen yogurt instead of ice cream. What you don’t want is six cheat days and only one day of proper nutrition; it won’t make your cheat day quite as exciting, and you won’t form those good habits.

You don’t have to go without sweets. Reread number one. Go ahead and cheatday_sweetsenjoy your favorite candy bar on your cheat day if you want to. No one is judging. And it won’t set you back if you follow the program correctly on the others days. Besides, you deserve the reward.

 

You don’t need to join a fancy gym. It’s not necessary, if you don’t want to. That applies to the personal trainer, too. You can do it all by yourself. Take a walk_dog_nogymbrisk walk, do some pushups and planks in your living room, or take a bike ride. Just remember that whatever the activity, consistency is key.

 

Say no-no to the yo-yo. Forget the diets, they just don’t work. Strugglnoyoyodietsing with repetitive losses and gains is for the birds. No more! With the Rally28 system, you will learn how to eat and exercise correctly, for results that last.

 

You don’t have to starve yourself. When you do, the body panics and retains every last calorie it can, storing them as fat cells. Your energy levels drop, too. With the Rally28 system, you’ll enjoy eating a lot of whole, natural, healthy foods that are delicious! You may find that after your firdontstarvest couple of cheat days, the cheat isn’t quite as exciting. But it is ok to have a cheat day a week with six days of staying on target. The trouble is when we have six cheat days and one day of proper nutrition.

 

You don’t have to live on salad alone. Unless, of course, you want to. Don’t get me wrong, salads are delicious, they are rich in fiber, are tasty, and easy saladto make. But you will deprive your body of the essential nutrients you need to feel and look your best. You need protein in your diet to provide amino acids, which your body uses to maintain healthy tissues, to boost your immune system and to help transport oxygen via your blood.

You don’t have to measure everything. Portion size is important but as you follow the Rally28 system, you will lmeasure_foodearn to recognize how large a cup is (the size of your fist). This will become routine and you’ll find that you don’t need to weigh your food every time.

You don’t have to feel ashamed anymore. We’re all in this together. It noexcusesdoesn’t matter if you’ve failed in the past. It doesn’t matter if your goal is to lose weight, eat healthier, or exercise more. No more excuses. Rally28 is easy, anyone can do it and you have tons of support. There’s a community of like-minded people who are just waiting to inspire and motivate.

You don’t have to suffer with insomnia. Whenmorningenergy you start Rally28, you will begin to feel more energy which, believe it or not, will help you sleep like a baby. A brisk 30-minute walk every day can make a big difference.

 

You don’t have to deal with low energy. You know that rundown, I-don’t-want-to-get-out-of-bed-in-the-morninr28_communityg feeling? Well, say goodbye to that because once you start Rally28, you’ll be revved and ready to conquer the world.

 

You deserve the best. Don’t think of making a change as something you need. More importantly, living a life of Whole Health is something you truly deserve. Your body deserve the best food, your body deserves to be active, your body deserves Rally28!

Get ready to rally!

Rally28 is a lifestyle, not a diet. During the 28-day program, participants consume products daily, eat small portions throughout the day, and are encouraged to exercise, drink plenty of water, and get adequate sleep. Participants also receive support from a community of ‘ralliers’ around the world, along with access to helpful resources, including a meal planner, recipes, a customized journal, and more.

Take a turn, get results. Order your Rally28 system today!

 

Be consistent on your journey to Whole Health

beconsistent2017_0117You snack on chips at the Mexican restaurant while patiently waiting for your cheese-topped chicken enchiladas to arrive. It’s already the third week in January and your resolution to eat healthier has already gone down the drain. Oh well, you think. January was just practice, I’ll begin my “real” resolution on Valentine’s Day.

Sound familiar? We make thoughtful resolutions only to falter and then try again. It’s an up-and-down struggle, a guilt-ridden ride that doesn’t seem to end. Don’t despair. That one set-back at the restaurant is not going to put you into a downward spiral. So you had a few chips. Enjoy them and move on. Rather than blaming yourself and preparing to starve on day two, think about the basics: nutrition, exercise and sleep. That’s really all there is to it.

The following strategies are very effective in keeping you consistent on your journey to a Whole Health lifestyle.

  1. Start every morning with a 360 Complete Shake. Proprietary Craving-Control Technology and fat-burning ingredients. Add your own frozen fruit, raw vegetables, Mila, and favorite milk alternative for a fast, filling meal replacement that will keep you going all morning.
  2. Hydrate throughout the day. Around 70% of the body is comprised of water.1 Drink half your body weight in water ounces to stay lean and healthy. An adequate intake for women is approximately 2.7 liters (91 ounces) of total water — from all beverages and foods — each day, and men an average of approximately 3.7 liters (125 ounces daily) of total water.2 Start with a big glass mid-morning and carry a bottle to sip throughout the day.
  3. Eat fiber. An adequate intake of fiber helps with bowel movements and offers other health benefits. If you are not consuming the proper amount of fiber, try increasing your daily intake gradually with plenty of water. Genesis PURE Mila has plenty of fiber as well as healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. 360 Complete Shake also contain a good source of fiber with other beneficial nutrients. Other fiber sources include raw nuts, seeds, raspberries, non-starchy veggies, and avocado.
  4. Move it. Get out of that chair and walk around the building during your lunch break. Go to the gym after work. All you need is a half an hour. Invest in a good workout video you can wake up to every morning. Take the dog for a walk. Try a new exercise class. Just move.
  5. Get creative. Try a new vegetable or fruit you’ve never had before. Or prepare your favorite’s a different way. There are plenty of uncommon fruits and vegetables. For instance, dandelion greens are edible and delicious. The jicama is a vegetable similar to a potato or water chestnut. Ever tried a kumquat? It is a sweet, citrus fruit whose skin can also be eaten.
  6. Get proper sleep. Sleep is one of the basic needs of the body, and here at Genesis PURE we believe in giving the body what it needs to thrive. Prepare for sleep an hour before you lay down by turning off electronics, diffusing a calming essential oil, enjoying a cup of tea, or taking a hot bath.
  7. Clean out your pantry. Throw out anything tempting to eat that is not healthy, or donate it to a soup kitchen. When you’re at the grocery store, pass on the items you know will set you back, or buy healthier alternatives instead. You may need will power, so create a mantra and say it aloud. It could be simply, “I don’t want this in my kitchen.”
  8. Be happy. Schedule time for you. Go for that massage. Plan a date with a friend to see a movie. Play a board game with your kids. Check out a new book from the library. Paint something. Take a free online course. Write in a journal. Volunteer your time.

Enjoy those chips in moderation but promise me that you’ll do the other eight things in this list. Do them consistently and you’ll discover that they will change the way you eat in the long run.

1http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/290814.php

2http://www.nationalacademies.org/hmd/Reports/2004/Dietary-Reference-Intakes-Water-Potassium-Sodium-Chloride-and-Sulfate.aspx

Slow down, you’re eating too fast

mindful_eating_1016 We’ve got to make our delicious food last! You’re probably familiar with the phrase, “Stop and smell the roses.” Have you ever stopped to really savor your food? Eating slower and thinking about your food can help with weight problems and may even help some people make healthier choices.

Do you come home from work and head straight for the cupboard for a snack? Do you keep snacks at your desk and munch while surfing the Internet? We live hectic lifestyles making it hard to keep our bodies functioning and achieving a lifestyle of Whole Health. When you are eating mindlessly, it’s to lose attention to what we’re eating and why.

When we are mindful about our food, we engage all of our senses. We notice the smells, flavors, colors, sounds and textures. We chew slowly and eat without distractions, like reading or watching TV.  We are aware of what is on the table, what is going into your mouth, and how much you are eating. Being mindful of our emotions helps us recognize when we are eating because of anxiety or sadness. But what we probably need to do is talk to a friend, take a walk, play some music, take a warm bubble bath, or diffuse Genesis PURE’s Lavender Essential Oil to create a relaxing environment.

 There are other things we can do to increase mindfulness:

  • Set your kitchen timer to 20 minutes, and use that time to eat a normal-sized meal.
  • Try eating with your non-dominant hand; if you’re right handed, hold your fork in your left hand.
  • Take three deep breaths between bites.
  • Think about the production of your meal, from nature to farmer to grocery store.
  • Take small bites and chew slowly.
  • Before opening the fridge or cupboard, ask yourself if you are really hungry? Could you go for a walk instead, or read a book?
  • Reserve time for meals and stick to them.
  • Don’t skip meals.
  • Participate in Rally28, Genesis PURE’s premier weight-loss system offering a simple, yet effective way to help you change your body and your life. This winning combination of Genesis PURE’s proprietary Craving-Control Technology and sustainable fat-burning ingredients support weight loss while you develop healthier habits for real, lasting results. Learn more at www.rally28.com. thumbnail

How does mindful eating help solve weight issues?

The simple act of slowing down allows you to think first before you act, which gives you a chance to make a healthier choice. Many people who struggle with food react mindlessly to their thoughts and feelings. They are not fully aware that they’re eating because they are sad or anxious. They don’t pause to ask the question, “Am I really hungry?” They usually aren’t, but they are eating to appease the emotion. Being mindful empowers you to look for options that are healthier and work better for you.

Give your body what it needs to live a lifestyle of Whole Health. Genesis PURE is here to help.

This article is for nutrition information purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with any health concerns you may have. The information in this article is not intended to promote any specific product, or for the prevention or treatment of any disease. Highlights taken from studies should not be viewed as scientific fact, but rather as the author’s interpretation of a scientific study. The validity of study information is not guaranteed nor are the author’s views guaranteed to be aligned with those of the researchers that published the study. 

 

 

Healthy eating during the holidays

holiday-nutrition-survival-guide-1215 It’s that time of year for holiday festivities, and that comes with a lot of extra food, sugar and alcohol, and a lot less time for exercise.  It can be challenging to maintain your weight and your health. But just because you’ve always eaten sugar-laden and fatty foods doesn’t mean you have to veer off that path to Whole Health. You can find alternative ways to make your old favorites.

While avoiding weight gain during the holidays may seem as believable as Santa’s ability to visit every home on Christmas Eve, I am confident you can avoid packing on the pounds this December with the help of these tips.

Tip #1 – Eat a healthy snack BEFORE going to a party.  You will help provide your body with nutrition and you’ll fill yourself up a little, so that you don’t eat as much of the unhealthy foods. Genesis PURE™ Greens, combined with Mila, GPS Hydration and water is a great-tasting beverage that provides nutrition and fiber to help fill you up.

Tip #2 – Drink a full glass of water before each alcoholic beverage you have.  Alcoholic beverages are high in sugar, calories and, of course, alcohol.  They are also very dehydrating.  By drinking a glass of water before each alcoholic beverage, you’re hydrating your body, helping your kidneys flush toxins, and filling yourself up, so you don’t desire as much alcohol.

Tip #3 – Eat small portions.  For example, instead of a big, heaping spoon-full of mashed potatoes AND yams AND stuffing AND a roll, take just a tablespoon full of each and a half of a roll.  If you’re still hungry later, you can always go back for more.

Tip #4 – Use the same principle as Tip #3 for your sweets.  Take just a small portion of several things you’d like to sample.  Don’t be afraid to cut that pie piece into thirds or that fudge in half.  While your brain might think “that’s not enough!” it’ll thank you later when you don’t feel like you’re going to explode.

Tip #5 – Be sure to do a calorie-burning exercise EVERY DAY!  Run up and down the stairs in your house a few times before work.  Do some crunches or push-ups. Jump up and down on the trampoline for five minutes.  You don’t have to spend an hour at the gym; you just want to get your heart pumping, your blood moving and oxygen flowing. This helps boost your metabolism and can help you burn off the extra calories you consume.

Additional Tips:

  1. Eat breakfast. Don’t try to “save” your calories for your big meal. Not only are you likely to overindulge when you do eat, but your body may be more apt to store your food as fat.  Try Genesis PURE’s 360 Complete Shake, an effective meal replacement offering a combination of vitamins and minerals, protein, carbohydrates, fat, and fiber. It’s ideal for those looking to avoid overeating between meals.
  2. Use a smaller plate. The less food you can put on your plate, the less you will eat.
  3. Eat a salad with your meal. Salad is roughage and helps move the other food through your digestive system.  Be sure to nix the extra toppings, and go with a simple oil-and-vinegar dressing.
  4. Bring your own dish. Rather than trying to decipher what’s in each dish, or being fearful of missing out, bring some healthier options. This is an especially helpful tip for those with food allergies and/or sensitivities. Find some delicious recipes using Genesis PURE products: http://www.genesispure.com/recipes.
  5. Slow down. Time and time again, studies have shown that it takes about 20 minutes for our brains to register it’s full. So slow down, chew your food well, and take time to chat with family or friends before deciding whether you want another slice of pie.
  6. Choose sweets than contain protein. Protein helps offset the sugar in sweets and slows the glucose conversion. For example, grab a handful of nuts with your pie. Make some Almond Butter Mila Cookies or Chocolate Coconut Mila Balls. Find the recipes here: http://www.genesispure.com/recipes.
  7. Eat the dark meat of the turkey instead of the white. Dark meat contains more nutrients and healthier fats, helping you feel full.
  8. Have more yams and less mashed potatoes. Yams or sweet potatoes are considered complex carbohydrates and have a lower glycemic index than mashed.  Enjoy the natural sweetness of baked yams and sweet potatoes instead of candied yams topped with marshmallows, which are full of added sugar.
  9. Save the fruit salad for later. Fruit may be more beneficial and less taxing on the digestive system, if it is eaten alone.  Have this as part of your dessert versus with your meal.
  10. Choose clear, distilled liquor over beer, wine or sugary cocktails. Not only does sugar speed up the absorption of alcohol into the blood stream; but it also contains more calories.  For example, a vodka and tonic would be lower in calories than a rum and coke.
  11. Substitute healthier ingredients for less-healthful ones. For instance, instead of oil use applesauce. Mila (chia seed) can replace eggs in recipes.

If you do choose to indulge at events, choose wisely and make sure you stick with a healthy diet and workout regimen throughout the season to keep those unwanted pounds at bay.  Genesis PURE’s Rally28 weight-loss system can help you stay on track while you develop healthier habits for real, lasting results. Discover how this revolutionary system is making a difference in the lives of so many.

Most importantly, don’t lose sight of what the holiday truly represents. Enjoy the time with your family and friends. Don’t just linger around the appetizers, bar, or dinner table. Reminisce with old friends and make some new ones. Pause and remember why you are celebrating. This is a time to celebrate and spread holiday cheer!

Cheers to a Whole Health holiday season!

This article is for nutrition information purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with any health concerns you may have. The information in this article is not intended to promote any specific product, or for the prevention or treatment of any disease. Highlights taken from studies should not be viewed as scientific fact, but rather as the author’s interpretation of a scientific study. The validity of study information is not guaranteed nor are the author’s views guaranteed to be aligned with those of the researchers that published the study.