Aging Well

We often get asked the question: “what is the secret to aging well?”. The answer: Live Well. When we live well, we look closely at lifestyle choices that include food, rest and love.

Take these steps to age slowly and well:

Stay Active: Walk, run, yoga, bike, do what makes you happy! Regular activity helps you manage stress, improve mood & manage weight.

Manage Stress: Chronic, on-going stress increases cortisol levels & effects everything from digestion to re-production and heart health. Reduce stress by practicing relaxation techniques such as meditation and breathing exercises.

Maintain an ideal weight: Being overweight is associated with a wide variety of aging diseases, including diabetes, colon cancer, hypertension, heart disease, and extra weight is hard on the joints. Get support if needed.

More Sleep: Lack of sleep can have devastating effects on our health, impacting our mood and even cold and flu resistance. Strive for a consistent sleep schedule. If your brain wont turn off or wakes you up, commit to meditation.

Stay Connected: The role of good social relationships is important to our overall health. As we age, having good social ties is linked to less depression, better cognitive skills, even a longer life.

Eat Fruits and Vegetables: Since only nine percent of Americans eat the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables per day, the opportunity for improving health (and longevity) by improving diet is great.

Take a Multivitamin: Deficiency of vitamins B12, B6, C, E, niacin, folic acid, iron, or zinc all seem to mimic damage to DNA from radiation. Everyone should consider a good multivitamin to cover their base nutritional needs. View our favorite here.

Total Body Wellness

With summer in full swing, getting outdoors and being more active can do wonders for our well-being. It’s a great opportunity to get back into our bodies & really think about “total body wellness”. In what ways are you taking care of yourself? What could use a little more care and attention? What is getting in the way? Here at the Sanctuary, we look at self-care from a holistic perspective, and we encourage you to do the same. It can make all the difference!

Here’s what we mean: Yes, one massage might work out that kink in your neck, but regular, ongoing massage therapy can significantly improve the way your body operates & your overall sense of well-being. Yes, one facial might clear up your skin for a week or two, but regular skincare treatments for the face and body combined with a gentle, organic, paraben and toxin free skincare regimen can add years to your appearance & bring you healthy skin for life. Yes, one private yoga or meditation session can help you get started from wherever you are, but investing in a series and beginning a regular practice under the guidance of an instructor can literally mean the difference between your seeing inner peace as an unattainable impossibility, and finding yourself already on the road to self-love and serenity. And finally, our one on one nutritional counseling and personal training sessions are designed to give you SO much more than just a list of foods to avoid or exercises to try; they help you move past roadblocks so you can access and BUILD ON the part of you that is willing to make – and maintain – small, realistic changes that, over time, add up to something huge. You are worth the investment!!

Shaklee to the Rescue

Let Shaklee Products Help You Recover!

Holiday eatingShaklee products can help keep you recover from leftover Holiday stress, unhealthy temptations, indulgence in rich or difficult to digest foods, and can offer immune system support when you need it.

  • Vivix® and Vitalizer – Never let a busy schedule run you down, or keep you from maintaining your nutritional foundation. Give your body, and your cells, nutrients they need to stay healthy, energized and strong.*
  • Cinch® – Even in a hurry, you still have time to enjoy the best breakfast in the world! Carry Cinch Shake packets wherever you go and be sure to stow a few Cinch Snack Bars into your backpack, briefcase or purse, to fend off the temptation of high-calorie fast food while running errands or shopping at the mall.
  • NutriFeron® – higher stress levels and winter mean challenges to your immune system’s optimal functioning. NutriFeron increases production of your body’s natural interferon, a key component of immune function.*
  • EZ-Gest® – Too much of a good thing can be…uncomfortable. Take EZ-Gest as needed for digestive help after rich holiday meals.*
  • Stress Relief Complex* – A non-drowsy approach to help manage life’s everyday stresses so you can get things done.

If you have questions, contact Stephanie via email here and she will guide you!

How Do You Know If You Have a Healthy Metabolism?

Answer: If you wake up hungry and you have a bowel movement first thing in the morning you have a healthy metabolism.

If you are struggling to lose weight and you don’t wake up hungry and then you don’t eat breakfast, sustained weight loss is impossible!

Quite simply, when we don’t eat breakfast, our body goes into starvation mode and our metabolism slows down so we can survive.

So, eat a healthy balanced breakfast everyday that includes whole grain carbohydrates, lean protein and healthy fat.

Keeping you healthy & happy,

Stephanie