Wellness is one of those things you really don’t think about until there’s a problem. As Herbalife distributors, it’s imperative that you help your clients get a grasp of what their lifestyle choices are doing to their long-term health. Herbalife has provided lots of different tools over the years which you can use to help your clients get a grasp on their overall wellness.
One of the best ones, is the wellness evaluation score, which takes a look at lifestyle choices such as exercise and diet and helps you as their distributor find ways which they can improve their score.
We’re proud to announce that we’ve launched a new online wellness evaluation form which can help make this process easier and more fun for your clients. How does it work? We’ve added links to the evaluation throughout your site, here’s an example from the new “refreshed” website theme.
Prospects can then answer a few questions and see their results presented in a numeric score. You can then follow up with them and provide more information and discuss ways they can improve their score. Taking the first step forward is always the hardest part. It’s important that you know where you are before you can make your plan to move forward to a new destination.
As a distributor, you will receive notification if someone fills out the evaluation. Use this as an opportunity to follow up with them and find the products which are uniquely suited for their individual needs and concerns.
Your prospects will also have the option to become a VIP club member for product purchasing, and subscribe to the HNN newsletter for periodic updates. This is all automatic.
The new Herbalife online wellness evaluation is provided as a free tool for you to use, as part of your HNN membership.
Thanks to stereotypical beauty constructs fed to us throughout our childhood and are fueled by mainstream media, a lot of people have become obsessed about being Photoshop-worthy than having a truly healthy body. Don’t get me wrong; it’s not a crime to want to look beautiful and be that person who inevitably looks good in everything that he or she wears. But the thing is, we all take different roads to achieving our dream figure and some even go out of their way to do just that. This is where the problem comes in: sometimes, we can be too fixated on fitting into our chosen beauty paradigm that we neglect our well-being.
Going on a diet isn’t solely about melting body fat and losing weight. Sure, these are two most commonly-known objectives behind nearly every diet regimen invented, but experts will agree that the ultimate goal to dieting is for people to be in good shape—literally and figuratively. However, not all the things that are in your diet handbook (whether bought or made-up) are beneficial. If you compare one manual with another, you’ll find that some tips clash with the other and while this article isn’t meant to elucidate every advice, it’s meant to shed light on what you shouldn’t do or quit doing so that you effectively shed pounds.
Here are six nutrition and diet myths you should free yourself from as soon as you can.
1. The Crash Diet
Remember that one instance (or was that two?) when you starved yourself for a good two weeks so that you can fit into that little black dress you bought for the office party? If you don’t, you can cringe at the fact that your body does—and vividly. While this example may be a little too elaborate, there are a lot of people (hint: not just women) who, in an attempt to lose weight, would skip meals in the hopes of losing weight.
Foregoing meals may give you the feeling that you’re dropping pounds since you’re not eating as much as you used to, but this is actually counterintuitive and potentially harmful. For instance, if you’re the kind of person who skips breakfast for one reason or another, you risk overeating the next time you go hungry. Skipping a meal and getting your fill at a later time can disrupt the rate and efficiency of your digestion and other bodily functions. In fact, reported studies indicate that can up the chances of people of getting a heart attack especially if done frequently.
People who want to lose weight but are pressed for time are often the ones who resort to crash dieting. It would be better though if you go for safer weight-loss methods, such as exercising and sticking to a diet plan that actually work. If you must skimp on eating, condition your body by reducing your food intake gradually. It’s still advisable to consult a physician who can help you draft a diet regimen that fits your lifestyle best.
2. Desserts are a No-No
Most desserts are packed with sugar, a component that many dieters try to swear off. Some people look at sweets as if is the bane of their dieting phases, because they are simply hard to resist especially if they come in the form of cake or ice cream.
Even when you’re on a diet, you still need a sufficient amount of calories and some of these you can get from desserts; you just need to make sure that you don’t go overboard. On the other hand, you still need to cut back on sweets if you are hell-bent on losing weight.
The easiest and most nourishing way to satisfy your sweet tooth is to eat the fruits that are in season. Not only are they natural, their sugar components break down faster than the ones found in cooked treats.
3. All Cholesterol is Bad Cholesterol
After hearing how bad cholesterol and that high levels of it can increase your chances of having hypertension and other potentially lethal illnesses, you automatically thought that cholesterol is bad. Wrong.
Cholesterol is a substance produced by the liver, and among its several functions is to help you digest fat. However, exposing yourself to unhealthy doses of saturated fats, such as the ones you get from your beloved pizza takeaway, can contribute to the building of cholesterol in your arteries and can up the risk of your getting a heart disease. If you want to maintain healthy levels of cholesterol, include in your diet a selection of nuts, seeds, and vegetable oils which are known to be sources of unsaturated fat.
4. More Carbs, More Fat
One of the things that people cut back on when they are on a diet is carbohydrates, due to the probable misinformation that its these basic building blocks are responsible for making them fat.
The truth is, your body needs carbohydrates to stock up on energy you’ll require throughout the day. Plenty of carb sources are also packed with fiber which can aid your digestion and give you essential nutrients. What makes you fat is eating more than you have to simply because you pack in calories beyond your ideal intake. If you must minimize your carb intake, go for whole grain bread, whole wheat pasta, oatmeal, and bananas.
5 . Eating Before Bedtime Makes You Fat
You’ve been probably told that your body digests food better during your most active part of the day; therefore, eating at night slows your metabolism. Not entirely true.
While a lot of diet plans suggest that you should not eat after 6 PM or 8 PM, the calories you take couldn’t care less about what time they enter your body. These diets aren’t essentially wrong, although there are chances that you may have been misinformed. While it may be true that we tend to be less active when we’re ready to call it a day, the way your body processes calories remains the same. What really contributes to your body fat is the amount of calories and cholesterol that are in your midnight snacks. If you’re the kind of person who just can’t resist munching while watching Netflix pre-bedtime, grab some fruit or cereal that is high in fiber.
6. Anything ‘Low’ and ‘Lite” is Your Ally
The dieting and living healthy hype prompted nearly every food manufacturer to make a fat-free or sugar-free version of their products. Their efforts to try to slim everybody down that was, and remains, extensive went as far as reducing the word “light” to “lite”. The thing is not everything that if affixed with low-, less-, no-, and -free can be good for you.
More often than not, food products with less and low everything sacrifices the taste to make something not as fattening. In addition, manufacturers substitute the flavor with other artificial ingredients, which can consequently increase your calorie intake more than the regular version. Low-fat products can also give you the impression that you can consume more than you have to. You can still enjoy these items provided that you look out for the amounts of good and bad cholesterol and monitor your intake depending on your diet.
For most people, especially those that do not have specific health conditions, there’s not a one-size-fits-all diet that can guarantee the achievement of their goals. This doesn’t mean that you can’t try different plans. If you do, however, remember that it’s always best to consult with your physician or nutritionist before starting on a regimen.
Probably one of the best and most useful pieces of advice that I got when I was in college was that in the “real world”–which I thought then was the place where adults are supposed to be responsible and earn a decent living–is not always about what you can do and how good you are; more often than not, it’s about who you know.
However, I didn’t realize its value until I began looking for a job post-graduation. I was quite confident with applying and my resumé was fairly impressive because I detailed my skills, achievements, and work experience which were mainly about small jobs and volunteering. But all of it wasn’t enough. I watched my former classmates in sheer disbelief as they get hired one after another, only to find out that they either know someone that works in that company or they have a friend who does.
In my defense, it didn’t take too long before I got a job myself, but I have to admit that the way there was an arduous trip. Although I had a string of odd jobs and did volunteer work, searching for a place in the corporate world was tougher than I imagined. My job search made me realize how important it is to have a vast network, so I worked my way to meeting new people not just in the office. I continued to volunteer whenever I could and went out of my way to get to know interesting people.
Eventually, I was able to expand my network of professionals and I now have connections with plenty of industries. By the time I was ready to leave the corporate world and start my own business, I had the privilege of seeking advice from my entrepreneur friends. With all the volunteering I’ve been doing, I realized that I don’t want to be bound by a nine-to-five job. That’s when I decided to become an entrepreneur; not only do I get to manage my time sans a strict schedule, I can also participate in volunteer events whenever I want to. My networking business gave me the luxury of time my day jobs didn’t afford me and it allowed me to interact with different kinds of people, a skill I needed to gain more connections. The success behind my networking enterprise is something I owe a lot to communication and selling ideas, aside from high quality products.
So today, I’m going to share with you what I think are the most effective ways to spur the growth of your own networking business so that you too may enjoy the fruits of your labor the soonest possible time.
1. Participate in Relevant Events
One of the best places to find the people whom you share interests with is events relevant to networking. Conferences, workshops, trade shows-all these are ideal venues for making new acquaintances and meeting people whom you can ask for advice or deal business with in the future.
You will also encounter budding entrepreneurs who are looking for distributors to sign up with and start a small business of their own. Just remember to carry your business cards when you attend these kinds of events so it will be easier for the people you meet to get in touch with you in the future.
2. Take it to the Internet
Aside from participating in networking affairs, you can also use the Internet as a vehicle to establish your business. Create accounts in social media sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, then join pertinent discussions and begin building relationships with industry influencers and other networkers. You can also put up a blog where you can sell products and publish reviews. Your blog can also consist of photos of the events you attend and articles about your takeaways.
3. Really Get to Know People
When it comes to networking, memorizing names doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be able to grow your army. What keeps people engaged though is when they see that you’re sincerely interested in them and what they can do. So after making formal introductions with prospective distributors or consultants, get to know them better by asking about things that are pertinent to the business. You can also ask them personal questions that you think may shed some light on how they manage situations such as in their families. Just remember to ask with tact and sensitivity to avoid them from being turned off.
4. Hard Selling Isn’t Always the Right Way
There are times when, despite the evident and very much available opportunity to promote a product, hard selling still isn’t an easy choice simply because there are people who are repulsed at the idea. What could work for them, however, is knowledge about the product, such as the science behind it and how it can help them. You need to make them feel that you’re not networking to simply make a sale. Instead, you need to communicate with them that by listening to you, they have the opportunity to earn more money and improve their lives.
5. Follow Up
Many starting distributors tend to be discouraged when prospects do not reply the moment they touch base. They think that it’s easier to move on and find new prospects than to risk badgering the people they already tried talking to. Instead of doing this, try following up the people you talk to after say a few days since you first talked to them. You can send them personalized emails and check if they can spare you the time to tell them about networking and your business itself. However, keep in mind that this doesn’t always work for everyone so always keep a healthy list of prospects handy.
Networking is one business that doesn’t offer a one-size-fits-all plan. You need to put in long hours and work really hard by meeting people and mastering your products to ensure that you have your pitch intact once you’re out looking for partners. By following these tips, you can have a fairly efficient groundwork for your business. One of the good things is that this information is so basic you can always go back to it when something goes against what you originally planned.