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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Money for Nothing.”

I begin my day early, around 5:30, I put the kettle on for tea, feed all the quail & doves that wait anxiously for me, relax with my cup of tea while I listen to a personal development CD, check my email for my church prayer chain and then I workout to DVD.
My work day begins about 8, my commute is only 2 minutes, because I work at home

The Yard Guard

The Yard Guard

I help clients achieve their health goals. Whether they want to lose weight, build muscle or have less stress, I help them. My work is the most fullfilling work i have ever done. I encourage, coach and cheer on my clients every day. I have a simple system to help me care for them and I teach them about nutrition.

I have been doing a Group Weight Loss Challenge for 7 or 8 years, each session is 12 weeks, that gives them good habits as they learn a new lifestyle, and it is so fun to see participants reach a goal. We celebrate at the end of each competition when we give out cash prizes and certificates. We do a potluck of healthy foods & treats.

Community events, like a walking club, are on the agenda as cool weather begins each fall and clients become friends. Some of my clients love my lifestyle and are interested in working at home. It is a simple business, that is very duplicatable.Working From Home


1st Ever report by WHO (World Health Organization)

The United Nation’s World Health Organization (WHO) released its first ever report on non-communicable diseases. Diseases such as cancer, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity have reached global epidemic proportions and currently lead to more deaths than all other diseases combined. Three out of five deaths were caused by a chronic disease in 2008. Deaths caused by these diseases are expected to increase by 15% in the next decade – from 36 million in 2008 to 44 million in 2020. In 2030, it will cross the 50 million mark.

The study documents four critical risk factors found in 80% of Chronic Diseases. These four items will almost certainly be detrimental to your health long-term:

Cardiovascular diseases account for most NCD deaths, or 17 million people annually, followed by cancer (7.6 million), respiratory disease (4.2 million), and diabetes (1.3 million). These four groups of diseases account for around 80% of all NCD deaths, and share four common risk factors:

tobacco use
physical inactivity
the harmful use of alcohol
poor diet

By Dr. Andrew Meyers & Dr. Louis Ignarro

Healthy Choices

Set Good Example For Active Kids

When it comes to feeding their children, parents certainly have the best intentions. But many have busy lifestyles that don’t always allow enough time for grocery shopping, meal planning or cooking. Others may not be aware of the healthiest ingredients or cooking methods and may too often rely on fatty or starchy foods as the basis for meals. Coupled with the picky eating habits that seem to be so prevalent among kids, it’s no wonder that children are often not eating as well as they should. Age-Old Habits

Younger children often have a number of foods that they refuse to eat. Children can be particular not just about how a food tastes, but about temperature and texture too.

Older kids are frequently on the run, which may mean not only a lot of convenience items and fast foods, but erratic mealtimes too.

According to Luigi Gratton, M.D., clinical physician at University of California, Los Angeles, there are some tactics that parents can take with their kids to help them eat better.“Setting a good example is a good first step,” says Gratton. “Parents should make every attempt to demonstrate healthy eating habits with their kids, and this includes having regular meal times.” He also notes that kids are more likely to eat healthy fruits and vegetables when they take part in food shopping and preparation.

Winning Strategies: Here are a few ways parents can help their active children eat healthier. Children are more inclined to eat healthy foods when they are offered frequently and regularly. Repeated exposure to vegetables, for example, is just one way to encourage your family members to try new foods.It also helps to make foods visible and available.

Try keeping a bowl of fresh fruit on the kitchen counter, or put crunchy, cut-up vegetables in the refrigerator.Another approach for increasing intake of vegetables is by adding them to familiar foods. Cooked, pureed vegetables can be added to pasta sauce, for example, which boosts nutrition and reduces the overall calories in the dish.

Smooth Things Over: Kids also enjoy smoothies and products such as Herbalife’s new line of kids shakes – designed to be mixed with milk and provide a tasty way to help kids meet their vitamin and mineral needs for the day as a snack or part of a healthy meal. A bit of protein helps to curb appetite and limit frequent snacking on less healthy items.

Despite parents’ best efforts, children’s diets may still fall short in certain key nutrients. “A daily multiple vitamin and mineral supplement can help to round out any potential shortfalls in the diet, and can act as a safety net,” says Gratton. “Look for age-appropriate products, which target the needs for the particular age of the child.”Note: Herbalife is the Official Nutrition Advisor of AYSO. For more information on children’s nutrition products, visit our website: http://www.betterhealth2day.info/