Weekly News, March 21st

We hope that you are enjoying our weekly news feature, and we will continue to share some of the things we have been reading throughout the week in hopes that you will find them useful. They will mostly, but not always, be USANA-related items covering health, nutrition and business.

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This week, my Facebook feed was flooded with USANA associates taking the 24-hour Nutrimeal Challenge. It was a fun way to see a lot of different Nutrimeal recipes and see how people prepared their healthy snack. Our own Zak Ross got in on the action with his son:

 

Never quit exercising.

Here is the 2nd part of Carmen Marshall’s excellent article, 10 Secrets to Making Lasting Change.

Some words of wisdom from Seth Godin on confidence.

How to make your own luck.

For the Star Wars fans out there, 7 Things Star Wars Taught Me About Productivity. My favorite? “Be around other Jedis.”

This is one of the best TED Talks I have seen. We all have stress, and Kelly McGonigal teaches us to see it as a positive, and gives some tips that are truly life-changing.

Have a great weekend.

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Weekly News, March 14th

We hope that you are enjoying our weekly news feature, and we will continue to share some of the things we have been reading throughout the week in hopes that you will find them useful. They will mostly, but not always, be USANA-related items covering health, nutrition and business.

“Without USANA I most likely wouldn't even compete"

“Without USANA I most likely wouldn’t even compete”

Our friend, and fellow Everest-trekker, Elizabeth Pasquale, recently set the Master’s one-mile race walk record. Congratulations, Elizabeth. We are so proud of you.

Want to make lasting change? This article from Carmen Marshall will start you on the right path.

This in-depth article in The New York Times delves into the connection between the antibiotics in our food and weight gain.

Another great health article from The New York Times shows how high impact exercise is good for your bones.

Some really good tips on growing your business by focusing on the customer.

7 Habits of Incredibly happy People

If you have 5 minutes, play this video in full screen and take in the beauty of our world. If you don’t have 5 minutes to spare, watch it twice.

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Weekly News, March 7th

We hope that you are enjoying our weekly news feature, and we will continue to share some of the things we have been reading throughout the week in hopes that you will find them useful. They will mostly, but not always, be USANA-related items covering health, nutrition and business.

Eugenie Bouchard

Eugenie Bouchard

USANA has extended its partnership with the WTA, and has named former US Open winner, Samantha Stosur, and number one ranked Canadian, Eugenie Bouchard as brand ambassadors. 7 out of the top ten women’s tennis players trust their health to USANA. Stosur recently commented:

I can trust USANA’s product because I know what I’m taking is safe and pure. I’m thankful for our strong partnership and am proud to be one of the 600-plus elite athletes around the world who trust their health to USANA.

A short and simple video on the importance of Macronutrients.

One of the most challenging parts of eating healthy for me is eating right when I am busy. Healthy Eating On the Go offers some great tips for eating right while incorporating healthy macronutrients discussed in the previous video as well as low-glycemic snacks that are vital to weight management.

This article dives into the connection between our mood and what we eat.

With the energy, athleticism, and pure joy for living that this guy radiates, he must be eating well.

Have a great weekend.

 

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Weekly News, Feb. 28th

We hope that you are enjoying our weekly news feature, and we will continue to share some of the things we have been reading throughout the week in hopes that you will find them useful. They will mostly, but not always, be USANA-related items covering health, nutrition and business.

Congratulations to Team USANA’s Winter Olympic athletes. These incredible athletes from all over the world choose to trust their health to USANA, and they had a tremendous showing at the Olympics.

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A good article on how to get fit in minutes a week. The article goes into high intensity interval training (HIIT), which isn’t easy, but if you’ve ever said “I just don’t have enough time to work out,” then this technique might be for you.

February was Heart Health Month, and not better way to close it out than this article from USANA detailing proper nutrition and nutrients for optimal heart health.

Resiliency has shown to be the number one determinant of success. Are you resilient? Here are 4 Habits of the Most Resilient People.

Could this be the secret to happiness? Dr. Martin Seligman has done extensive research on happiness, and has found that more than anything else, cultivating a sense of gratitude, can increase well-being and lower depression. Dr. Seligman suggests a couple of exercises. I have been doing the “Three Blessings” exercise and have found it really puts my day in perspective. I urge you to try it. In Dr. Seligman’s words:

We think too much about what goes wrong and not enough about what goes right in our lives. Of course, sometimes it makes sense to analyze bad events so that we can learn from them and avoid them in the future. However, people tend to spend more time thinking about what is bad in life than is helpful. Worse, this focus on negative events sets us up for anxiety and depression. One way to keep this from happening is to get better at thinking about and savoring what went well.

Dr. Seligman also recommends an exercise called the “Gratitude Visit,” which you can see in this touching video. I hope you take the chance to try one or both of these exercises. You will be amazed at the results.

Have a great weekend.

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Weekly News, Feb. 21st

We hope that you are enjoying our weekly news feature, and we will continue to share some of the things we have been reading throughout the week in hopes that you will find them useful. They will mostly, but not always, be USANA-related items covering health, nutrition and business.

EssentialsDo you think USANA is expensive? Think again. Follow these tips and save some money.

This is a comprehensive article on habits with many nuggets of wisdom on breaking bad habits and creating good ones.

Looking to create some good habits? Here are 5 Habits of Purposeful People.

This is a great interview with USANA’s own Kate Northrup on Marie TV. They discuss the four biggest money beliefs that keep you broke and how to fix them.

One of the major benefits of working for yourself is controlling your own sleep patterns. This new study shows how having regular sleep patterns might actually keep you slim.

This is a scary article, but important information to know, especially for pregnant women, and for parents with small children. The number of chemicals known to be toxic to children’s developing brains has doubled over the last seven years.

This beautiful video shows people doing good. What would you do?

Have a great weekend.

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Weekly News, February 14th

Happy Valentine’s Day! We hope that you are enjoying our weekly news feature, and we will continue to share some of the things we have been reading throughout the week in hopes that you will find them useful. They will mostly, but not always, be USANA-related items covering health, nutrition and business.

HeartGrainThis first article on heart health is fitting for today. Learn how to keep your heart healthy and strong.

The Olympics have been fun to watch so far, and even better than the competition are the stories of sportsmanship that the games always produce. The story of the Canadian coach who helped an opposing skier finish his run is pretty awesome.

The USANA athletes are having a great Olympics. So far they have amassed 6 Golds, 3 Silvers, and 6 Bronzes.

What is wrong with the modern diet?

Some great tips on improving digestion from Dr. Libby.

This is an excellent article from pro runner, Lauren Fleshman, on body image.

This last video is a testament to what can be accomplished with inspiration and passion. What is your what if?

We hope you are able to spend this day with those you love, and that you have a great weekend.

 

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Weekly News, Feb. 7th

We hope that you are enjoying our weekly news feature, and we will continue to share some of the things we have been reading throughout the week in hopes that you will find them useful. They will mostly, but not always, be USANA-related items covering health, nutrition and business.

This week, Derek and Kinzie Lee joined us for our Larsen Global podcast to discuss Derek’s decision to retire from his job and focus on USANA full-time. They offer some great tips for those thinking of pursuing a similar path.

Digestive EnzymeWe are so excited that USANA has their Digestive Enzymes back in stock. Read about the effects of this supplement and its new ingredient, artichoke extract, and how it contributes to your digestive health.

Speaking of digestive health, this article examines a link between probiotics and weight loss in women. The results are interesting:

At the end of the first 12 weeks, the women taking the probiotics lost an average of 9.7 pounds, versus the 5.7-pound average weight loss for women taking the placebo.

Good news to all of our friends who have been hit hard with storms this winter…shivering is a form of exercise, so you have that going for you.

A good article on the importance of consistent effort, Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day, But They Were Laying Bricks Every Hour.

Eat salads.

I loved this beautiful and breathtaking (literally) video of a freediver, Guillaume Nery.

Have a great weekend.

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USANA Podcast — Derek and Kinzie Lee on Going Full-Time

Derek's Letter of Resignation

Derek’s Letter of Resignation

Derek Lee recently made the major decision to retire from his job at the Center for Disease Control to focus on USANA full-time. Listen to hear how Derek and Kinzie came to this decision and the steps they took to make this dream a reality. Derek and Kinzie offer some useful tips on what it takes to go full-time with USANA.

USANA’s official blog, What’s Up USANA? recently did a great feature on Derek and Kinzie and their decision to follow this path.

If you would like to connect with Derek on Facebook, his business page is at facebook.com/DerekLee.FanPage.

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Weekly News, Jan. 31st

We hope that you are enjoying our weekly news feature, and we will continue to share some of the things we have been reading throughout the week in hopes that you will find them useful. They will mostly, but not always, be USANA-related items covering health, nutrition and business.

Team USANAWe are so pumped for the 22nd Winter Olympics, and are especially excited to watch the Team USANA athletes compete in Sochi. Here is a handy schedule for all of the Winter Olympic events.

We have seen so many amazing speakers at USANA conventions over the years, and while they all have different styles, there are some commonalities. This article lists four things that highly persuasive speakers do well.

9 Ways to Never Regret Another Day of Your Life includes this gem, “You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward.  Just do the best you can until you know better.  Once you know better, do better.”

Some very good tips on marketing and making sales using social media.

This article about What Millenials Want (And Why Employers Should Take Notice) contains some good research from Deloitte, including this interesting statistic, “Roughly 70 percent of Millennials see themselves working independently at some point, rather than being employed within a traditional organizational structure.”

I love the concept of aging well, and a recent study shows that beginning an exercise program, even after being sedentary for years can substantially reduce the risk of illness and disability in retirement.

While it’s never too late to start a healthy lifestyle, it’s also never too early to start, which is why USANA’s new Family Focus blog series is so great. The first entry covers how to get your family to remember to take their vitamins (and enjoy it).

I leave you with this excellent TED talk on the 8 Secrets of Success (it’s only 3 1/2 minutes…you owe it to yourself to watch this one).

Have a great weekend.

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Weekly News, Jan. 24th

We hope that you are enjoying our weekly news feature, and we will continue to share some of the things we have been reading throughout the week in hopes that you will find them useful. They will mostly, but not always, be USANA-related items covering health, nutrition and business.

Weekly NewsThis week, we were lucky to have Becky Lawson join us for our Larsen Global podcast. She offers some great approach tips, and some insights on intention. If you haven’t had a chance to listen to it yet, we highly recommend it.

In the podcast, Becky talks about seting your intention and being on time for something that is important to you. This article covers 4 Habits of Punctual People.

On Monday, we honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Here are 7 Simple Entrepreneurship Lessons taken from the teachings and actions of this great man.

I can’t believe this wasn’t headline news on every news channel this week: Eating Chocolate May Keep You Slim and Sharpen your Mind.

USANA’s own Kathy Kaehler and Jen Groover contribute to this article on 9 Ways to Trick Yourself into Healthier Habits.

This is a very good podcast on relationship marketing and how to make connections using social media that turn into meaningful relationships.

Some leadership lessons learned while scaling Mt. Everest.

Need another reason to be active? A recent article in The New York Times shows how inactivity changes the brain.

Lacking motivation to get moving? This video gets me every time. Just be careful that there are no brick walls around; you may just want to run through one.

Have a great weekend.

 

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