What does Wellness mean to you? How healthy do you feel?
Your personalised wellness guide to help you achieve a healthier, more active life.
Good nutrition is vital to wellness and enhances your overall quality of life. Unfortunately, busy modern lifestyles don’t support the healthy choices that may lead to the development of problems in later years. Today most people are not getting what science considers necessary for optimal health in terms of diet, exercise or lifestyle habits.
Although you may not be able to change your habits overnight, you can address these factors gradually. You can decide, for example, to discover how to eat healthier, get regular physical activity and drink enough water throughout the day.
This booklet will help you learn how to do that.
I hope you will enjoy learning about steps you can take to achieve optimum wellness.
Professor David Heber
Chairman, Herbalife Nutrition Institute and Nutrition Advisory Board
Director, UCLA Center for Human Nutrition*
What does Wellness mean to you?
“The condition of good physical and mental health, especially when maintained by proper diet, exercise and habits.”
–American Heritage Dictionary
“It’s about feeling better and looking better.”
–Mark Hughes, Founder, Herbalife
“Wellness is about waking up every morning and having enough time, energy and freedom to live the life you want.”
Why do we need better nutrition solutions?
“On the whole, we have increasingly poor nutrition and diet and we are unhealthier than ever,” says David Heber Ph.D, Chairman of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board. “This combined with other modern lifestyle factors such as stress and pollution could increase the risks of a variety of health problems.”
According to the World Health Organisation, “the fundamental cause of obesity and overweight is an energy imbalance between calories consumed and calories expended.” 2
How did this happen?
The increase of technology and packaged foods; our dependence on motor transportation rather than walking; our sedentary lifestyles; and our busy schedules that leave us little time for exercise and to prepare healthy meals has led to an increase in weight gain across populations.
Our busy lifestyles don’t support the healthy choices that may lead to the development of problems in later years. Today, many of us are not getting what experts consider essentials for optimal wellness in terms of diet, exercise or lifestyle habits.
Factors impacting good health
• Fast food diets that are high in fat and low in nutrients
• Overly-processed, convenience foods
• Eating on the run
• Sedentary lifestyle
• Certain medications
• Lack of dietary fibre from fruits, vegetables and whole grains
• Not enough healthy sources of protein in our diets to support healthy muscle
• Lack of proper rest • Stress
1 Source: Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet: England, 2011
Source: Herbalife United Kingdom – Wellness Brochure