Power of Protein

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Protein is KEY in your diet if you want to achieve a better body and if you can get this right you will be well on your way to achieving your goals.

Your body after water is mainly made up of Protein and Protein is used by the body to build, maintain and repair muscle tissue.

Protein is comprised of amino acids which are commonly referred to as the building blocks of protein. There are approximately 20 amino acids of which 9 are essential and our bodies cannot make these so MUST be supplied via our diet.

Q) Why should we eat Protein every 3-4 hours??
A) If you lack protein then your body will break down body tissue namely muscle to meet its protein need. Those diets where you starve yourself will mean you will lose body tissue/muscle and water form your body and this is not a healthy way to lose weight as you want to be losing body fat and maintaining muscle.

Q) How much protein should I take per day then?
A) It is generally accepted that you should take around 1.2g of protein for every kg you weigh. So if you weigh 80kg you need 96g of protein per day. If you train you will need more.

Q) Where can I find nearly 100g of protein everyday?
A) High quality protein from food (chicken, turkey, fish and eggs) and make sure it is lean meats. It is vital to keep your protein levels up with the addition of protein shakes or else you will be consuming huge platefuls of food throughout the day as well as the extra calories.

This is where Herbalife helps, we tailor every program for each person depending on their protein requirements. We are all individuals and through replacing your breakfast and lunch with a Herbalife shake you will be giving yourselves over 50g of high quality plant based soy protein and whey protein in these two meals alone. Along with protein every shake will give you 100% RDA of all the essential minerals and vitamins and fibre your body needs. Complex Carbs are also in the shakes and we will cover Carbs in the next installment.

Pre-ski fitness can protect against post-ski problems

To minimize fatigue and risk of injury, Robert Forster, physical therapist to 42 Olympic medalists, suggests getting in ski-shape before hitting the slopes.

“All fitness begins with an aerobic base,” he said. “So six weeks before, start training with an elliptical trainer or stationary bike, or running or walking. Build up to 20 to 30 minutes three times a week.”

Aerobic training also strengthens muscles, Forster said, so any subsequent agility drills, such as running sideways or skipping, will be even more effective if you’ve established an aerobic base.

Stretch before skiing to protect against injury and enhance freedom of motion; stretch afterward to return the muscles to their normal length, said Forster.

He calls stretching the single most important thing people can do for body health maintenance.

“Connective tissue shortens with time,” he explained. “We stretch to maintain good alignment of the bones.”

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Robert Forster developed the Herbalife24FIT program with Herbalife. He is one of the leading physical therapists for athletes, both recreational and elite. Over the course of his 30-year career, he has successfully trained Olympic gold medalists, U.S. Open and Wimbledon champions, NBA superstars and triathlon world-record holders. Tired of encountering ill-advised training programs that only cause more injury, Robert created a new approach to physical therapy, which is divided into phases that follow the body’s natural healing and growth patterns.

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“Because women in general will end up doing less cardio than men with this formula, it’s wise for them to spend more time doing strength training (see below). Genetically, women have less muscle than men, and as a woman ages, the preservation of lean muscle becomes vital”

“Don’t slight your strength-training regimen. Many people complain that, as they age, they eat and exercise the same amount but still gain weight. One of the main causes of this is loss of muscle mass. The more muscle mass you have, the more calories you burn. Strength training preserves and even increases muscle mass, keeping metabolism at a high level”

ANY AGE. ANY CONDITION. ANYONE CAN BUILD A BETTER BODY WITH HERBALIFE24FIT

The Herbalife 24FIT program has been broken down into three distinct phases, each of which builds upon the progress you’ve made in the previous one. Follow the program exactly as designed, get plenty of rest and the new body you’ve always wanted is sure to follow.

  • 24Fit gradually increases in intensity so you dont workout harder you workout smarter
  • 24Fit addresses common vulnerabilities of the human body regardless of age or previous activity level
  • 24Fit trains your body to burn fat instead of carbs

How To Speed Up Your Metabolism

The more lean mass you have, the higher your metabolic rate. We help you understand how your metabolism works and what you can do to boost it. People often complain that they are overweight as their metabolism is not as fast as others who are slimmer, well this is nonsense. Metabolic rate is the number of calories your body uses each day to keep vital processes going and this is determined primarily by how much lean body mass you have.

1 pound of body fat burns 2 calories per day whereas 1 pound of lean mass burns 7 x that amount. Therefore the more lean mass you have = the higher your metabolic rate. So strengthen your muscles up and see your body burning more calories each day.

Achieve your perfect body with the help of great Herbalife nutritional products