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USANA CellSentials: The Best Got Better

USANA CellSentials: The Best Got Better

Excitement for CellSentials On the heels of an international convention, and a new product announcement, the level of excitement is higher than I have ever seen. However, I believe there is also a level of confusion resulting from all the new information. Change is always difficult, but science is not static. Our commitment to remain science-based […]

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膝蓋手術後的生活

膝蓋手術後的生活

Written by on July 22, 2016 in Supplement Spotlight with 2 Comments

去年十一月,我正在等待進行膝關節半月板裂傷修復手術。 我知道自己是怎麼受傷的。經過多年打競爭激烈的橄欖球和拳擊的體力工作,基本上我的身體早就完蛋了,我的關節早已飽受摧殘。運動傷害迫使我退出比賽,最後造成我根本沒興趣上健身房或注意我的飲食。 這是老運動員共同的故事。 你受傷了,並且越來越難恢復從前的作息。你以為只要避免體力活動就能減輕疼痛,但事實上,你的生活品質卻開始降低,因為不管做什麼,你都不想讓你的傷勢更加惡化。 徒勞無功! 對我來說,動手術並沒有真正讓我從此奮發圖強,但總是一個讓我重得健康並回到賽場上的機會。就像一名被擊倒的拳擊手那樣,我必須藉著培養健康生活習慣和照顧自己的關節來使身體復元。 鍛煉是關鍵 如同任何健康方案一樣,你必須付諸行動。經過6週的物理治療後,我知道自己必須重新進入健身房。由於跑步或玩撿籃球的動作太過激烈,於是我選擇兩種能確實提高我心率又不太激烈的活動—游泳和舉重。 一開始很難。雖然我現在將會終生游泳,但是在泳池裡的第一次來回,卻彷彿沒完沒了。結果,我又再度被擊倒,沉到池底。 重新作仰臥推舉是一大步。我發現自己在經過長時間休息之後,狀況跟手術前相差不遠,這種感覺真好。舉重能帶給人力量,也能幫助人產生對自己身體的信心。短短幾個星期我就開始感受到其成果;我感覺更好、更強壯、也更有自信。 伸展筋骨 一段時間後,我發現像伸展身體這種小動作對我的鍛煉影響很大。即使只是5至10分鐘的輕度伸展,也能夠提高我在健身房的表現,並極大程度減少我受傷的機會。伸展對我的關節真的有幫助,不只能讓它們有充分活動的範圍,還能增加肌肉的血流量。 即使不在健身房,我每天也會做些伸展動作。如果你像我一樣整天粘在辦公桌,那就盡量每隔30分鐘左右起身一次,伸展一下手、腳和背部;這樣做確實有助於減少久坐辦公桌所造成的僵硬。而最棒的是,它真的能讓你停下工作喘一口氣。暫停手邊所有事情之後,我覺得總是能讓自己更有精神、更專注。 注意減重 超重對關節會造成大影響。根據Stephen Messier博士的說法,即使減重一磅,也會減少你膝蓋多達四磅的壓力。這很有道理。你需要減掉的重量越少,你的身體的活動就越輕鬆。 很快我就發現自己運動越多,就越有興趣運動。我的身體變得更強壯,而當我體重減輕時,重回健康過程也會輕鬆許多。最重要的是,感覺自己變輕,我就更想回到健身房了。 改變飲食習慣 即使不是科學家,你也知道自己吃得更好,身體也會感覺更好。我下決心吃富含鈣質、維生素C、和omega-3脂肪酸的飲食,結果發現到這樣也有助於與關節不適相關的發炎、僵硬、和腫脹。 像羽衣甘藍、花椰菜、甜菜、生杏仁、酸奶、辣椒、和漿果這些食物都能提供適當的營養素,有助於關節保健。而且,這些有助關節保健的食物味道棒極了。簡單配上杏仁和辣椒的羽衣甘藍沙拉既好吃,又能為我下午的鍛煉提供額外的能量。 服用健骼寧® 即使有了健康飲食,補充葡萄糖胺對支援和維護健全的關節功能還是很有用的。這也是我把健骼寧®納入我個人的我的健康套裝™,作為優化劑之一的原因。健骼寧是素食葡萄糖胺、維生素C、Meriva®†生物可利用薑黃素、和其他營養素的獨特混合物,可支援最理想的關節健康和功能* 每天服用兩次健骼寧,有助於體內製造蛋白多醣,這是一種蛋白質分子,與水結合時,能潤滑並緩衝關節,有助於維持軟骨健康。 我服用健骼寧後,覺得自己更強壯也更有自信,尤其喜歡它是素食原料所製成的。 關節疼痛並沒有減緩我的生活步調 經過膝蓋手術後,我的生活變得更好。修復我的膝蓋半月板,並掌控自己的健康,是最好的決定。保持規律運動、良好的伸展動作、適當的飲食、和服用健骼寧,手術後的生活感覺空前的好。 請將您對健骼寧如何融入您生活的體驗告訴我們。我們很想知道您如何從手術後復元。 參考資料:  來源:Messier, S. i, July 2005; vol 52: pp 2026-2032. News release, John Wiley & Sons Inc. *這些內容未經美國食品暨藥物管理局的審閱。本產品不用於診斷、治療、醫治、或預防任何疾病。 †Meriva®是Indena S.p.A.的商標。

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Life After Knee Surgery

Life After Knee Surgery

Written by on July 14, 2016 in Supplement Spotlight with 0 Comments

Last November, I found myself in pre-op, waiting to have a torn meniscus repaired. I know how I got there. After a lifetime of working manual labor jobs, playing competitive rugby and boxing, and basically beating the heck out of my body, my joints had had enough. Sports injuries had sidelined me and as a […]

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From the USANA Test Kitchen

7 Steps to Hosting a Healthy Dinner Party

7 Steps to Hosting a Healthy Dinner Party

Written by on November 15, 2016 in From the USANA Test Kitchen, Recipes with 0 Comments

I’m going to be completely honest—I’m one of those people who likes to host a party so I can stay home with my dogs. This should tell you I don’t throw many parties. But the ones I do host tend to involve throwing some chips in a bowl or a couple of frozen mini corn […]

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7 Fall Recipes to Try This Year

7 Fall Recipes to Try This Year

Written by on September 26, 2016 in From the USANA Test Kitchen with 1 Comment

It’s that time of year again—leaves changing, a chill in the air, and pumpkin everything. Fall means baking delicious treats and meals that make your home smell amazing. We’ve rounded up some fall recipes that are going to not only make your home smell amazing but also warm you up on the cold, wet days. We […]

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USANA Test Kitchen: Easy Baked Peaches

USANA Test Kitchen: Easy Baked Peaches

Written by on September 8, 2016 in From the USANA Test Kitchen with 0 Comments

Whenever I eat peaches, I hum the 1996 song “Peaches” by the Presidents of the United States. “Millions of peaches, peaches for me. Millions of peaches, peaches for free.” Great, now it will be stuck in my head the rest of the day. While it may be nearing the end of the season, there are […]

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Madison’s Keys to Success: Positivity and Hard Work

Madison’s Keys to Success: Positivity and Hard Work

Written by on November 18, 2016 in Team USANA with 0 Comments

Positivity goes along way for Madison Keys. It’s a mantra she firmly believes in and lives by daily. Whether she’s coming off a tough loss or speaking on behalf of her sponsors and partners, she knows your mindset can determine how the next steps play out and whether or not you fail or succeed. Year […]

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Aces for Humanity Nets $25,000 for the USANA True Health Foundation

Aces for Humanity Nets $25,000 for the USANA True Health Foundation

Written by on October 28, 2016 in Team USANA, USANA True Health Foundation with 0 Comments

For the last decade, the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and USANA have remained a perfect match, and this past year has been no different. Through the annual Aces for Humanity campaign, a joint WTA and USANA initiative supporting the USANA True Health Foundation, the WTA and USANA’s nine Brand Ambassadors have helped raise another $25,000 to help […]

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Monica Puig : La joueuse en or du tennis

Monica Puig : La joueuse en or du tennis

Written by on September 28, 2016 in Olympics, Team USANA with 0 Comments

Monica Puig, la joueuse membre de la Women’s Tennis Association, a conquis le cœur d’USANA pour la première fois lorsqu’elle s’est engagée en tant qu’ambassadrice de marque en 2014. Trois ans plus tard, elle continue de démontrer son talent sur la scène mondiale et elle est devenue une icône historique de Porto Rico en s’emparant […]

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Water Cooler Wellness

5 Must-Have Kitchen Gadgets for 2017

5 Must-Have Kitchen Gadgets for 2017

Written by on December 6, 2016 in Cooking, Water Cooler Wellness with 2 Comments

Kitchen Gadgets Make Great Gifts It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The time of year spent with loved ones and giving sweet gifts that blow everyone else’s out of the water. But buying the perfect present can be seriously stressful and can make a major dent in your wallet. If you are scrambling […]

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4 Food Subscription Boxes to Try Now

4 Food Subscription Boxes to Try Now

Written by on October 14, 2016 in Water Cooler Wellness with 1 Comment

Food Subscription Boxes: The New Grocery Store Times sure are a changin’. Gone are the days of going to the market with your loved ones— pushing around a dirty metal cart, fighting off Granny for the last tomato, waiting in a line ten people deep to pay for your groceries, and stuffing your trunk with plastic […]

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Water Cooler Wellness: Health Food Trends

Water Cooler Wellness: Health Food Trends

Written by on September 7, 2016 in Water Cooler Wellness with 1 Comment

Healthy Foods En Vogue It seems like every year there’s a new health food craze sweeping the nation and our local Whole Foods stores. First there was soy, then kale, quinoa, acai, and a whole host of other exotic or unknown plants and seeds. All of these trends claimed to be the next big thing […]

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