People today sweat and toil to earn a living, making them no strangers to stress, inadequate sleep, lack of exercise, and unbalanced diets. Those who drink heavily and smoke are even more vulnerable to poor health. Many people, especially the young ones, are too used to this kind of lifestyle to be alert to its risks to their health. In recent years, increasing numbers of young people suffer from the “3 Highs”, which should be taken seriously not only by the elderly but also by the younger generations. A survey shows that almost half of people with high blood cholesterol are aged 20 to 45. Dining out on a regular basis without knowing how to make healthier food choices often makes these young people victims of these “3 Highs”.
Eat Well and Exercise Regularly The “3 Highs” refer to high blood sugar, high blood lipid and high blood pressure. They do not exhibit obvious symptoms, so people may not be aware of their suffering. Obese individuals are more prone to the “3 Highs” than those who maintain a normal weight. According to statistics, more than 40 percent of Australians are either overweight (a BMI 23 or above) or obese while 80 percent of people do not consume four to five servings of fruit and vegetables a day. Many studies prove the need to change poor lifestyle habits to prevent and improve the “3 Highs”:
- Diets should mainly be mild and nutritional
- Consume foods rich in antioxidants and soluble fibre to help maintain the flexibility of cardiovascular blood vessels, the balance of blood pressure, and lower cholesterol
- Avoid foods that are high in cholesterol, such as animal fats and offals as well as processed and preserved foods
- Consume foods rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids in moderation, like olive oil and nuts Besides diet control, it is also important to develop the habit of regular exercise.
- Exercise helps control weight, lower blood lipids and blood pressure, keep blood glucose levels under control, and improve heart and lung functions. Choose exercises based on your individual physical condition.
- Exercise at least three times a week and at least 30 minutes each time. Do it consistently and progressively.
Let’s look at which USANA Products can help.
Building a Strong Foundation for Health: the USANA Essentials™
Normal cellular metabolism, exposure to pollution and toxins, stress, and poor diet and lifestyle habits form free radicals which attack our cells, gradually chipping away at their integrity and resulting in an eventual decline in health. To maintain cellular health, we have to inhibit the activity of free radicals. Composed of Mega Antioxidant and Chelated Mineral, the USANA Essentials™ provide the nutrients you need every day. Mega Antioxidant contains a wide range of high-quality antioxidants and vitamins that are easily absorbed by body, such as vitamins B, C, D3, E, and beta carotene. They help defend against the oxidative stress caused by environmental pollution and natural aging, supporting the health of the heart, immune system, and brain. Chelated Mineral contains 12 necessary minerals and trace elements, including calcium, magnesium, iodine, zinc, and selenium, which help convert carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into energy. By taking both Mega Antioxidant and Chelated Mineral, you can achieve a maximum benefit for your health. They suppress the damage caused by free radicals to protect cell integrity. While defending against oxidative stress, they promote health and the normal functioning of the body.
Energizing the Cells: USANA CoQuinone™ 100
The energy that every cell needs to function is produced through a complex process in the mitochondria within the cell. Alpha lipoic acid is a potent antioxidant that plays a crucial role in producing cellular energy, while CoQ10 helps convert food into energy for cellular survival, keeping the cells in their best condition. USANA combines alpha lipoic acid and CoQ10 to manufacture a powerful antioxidant blend with a unique formulation: USANA CoQuinone™ 100. It is clinically proven to deliver more CoQ10 to the blood stream than competing products and provides ingredients vital for sound muscle function, and healthy nerve function. In addition to helping the body produce energy which is effectively transported to every muscular cell, it neutralizes the activity of free radicals and provides a high degree of antioxidant protection, preventing premature aging.
Supporting Brain Health: USANA BiOmega-3™
An intake of an appropriate balance of omega-3s and omega- 6s helps promote health, but surveys indicate that most of us do not obtain enough omega-3 fatty acids from our diets. USANA BiOmega-3™ is produced from cold-water, deep sea fish oil and contains a balanced, concentrated daily dose of two important omega-3 fatty acids: EPA and DHA. It is free of contaminants, pesticides, heavy metals, and carcinogens, which are eliminated through a double-molecular distillation process that ensures the highest possible purity. Apart from maintaining the normal transmission of brain signals, facilitating the function of serotonin, USANA BiOmega-3™ helps maintain good joint and bone health.
*These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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