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CONGRATULATIONS TO CRISTIANO RONALDO for his outstanding performance!

CONGRATULATIONS TO CRISTIANO RONALDO for his outstanding performance!

Congratulations to Herbalife sponsored athlete Cristiano Ronaldo on an amazing victory in the Champions League Final!
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Es gibt viele Attribute die „typisch weiblich“ sind!

Es gibt viele Attribute die „typisch weiblich“ sind!

80 bis 90 Prozent aller Frauen weisen Cellulite an den „Problemzonen“ auf. Was tun?

Es gibt viele Attribute die „typisch weiblich“ sind so wie Anmut, Mitgefühl, Schönheit – aber leider gehört dazu auch Cellulite dazu.

Die „Orangenhaut“ tritt deshalb fast nur bei Frauen auf, weil ihr eine gitterförmige Bindegewebeanordung zu Grunde liegt, damit das Gewebe dehnbarer ist (Schwangerschaft!). Durch das weibliche Sexualhormon Östrogen und Übergewicht schwellen Fettpölsterchen zwischen den Gewebesträngen an und machen sich an der Oberhaut bemerkbar. Dies ist außerdem dem menstruellen Zyklus unterworfen und kann sich daher schon bei jungen Frauen zeigen.

Männer sind nur bei Übergewicht und stark vergrößerten Fettzellen betroffen.

Störend ist Cellulite daher „nur“ kosmetisch und hat keinen Krankheitswert. Aber wem hilft das, wenn er sich eine glatte, dellenfreie Silhouette wünscht?

Auf jeden Fall ist das Anstreben, bzw. Erhalten des Normalgewichtes ein probates Mittel, sich in Form zu halten. Dazu wird auch eine starke Muskulatur benötigt, denn sie stützt das Gewebe. An Bewegung kommt „frau“ also nicht vorbei, um die lästigen Pölsterchen in Schach zu halten.

Auch die Pflege, schon in jungen Jahren und konsequent, trägt zu einem äußerlich gestrafften Hautbild bei. Zupfmassage: Eincremen. Haut mit zwei Fingern (Daumen, Zeigefinger) leicht anheben und zurückgleiten lassen. Vom Knie aufwärts arbeiten.


Schummeln erlaubt! Machen Sie es doch wie die Stars und tragen Sie unter der Kleidung Shaping-Wäsche. Das bringt sofort sichtbaren Erfolg, Röcke und Hosen sitzen besser. Dazu kommt noch ein automatischer Massageeffekt.


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Must read: Discover how healthy coconuts really are…

Must read: Discover how healthy coconuts really are…

19 May 2014   Posted by Susan Bowerman, MS, RD, CSSD, FAND

Are coconuts healthy? Must read guide to coconuts | Herbalife Healthy Eating AdviceTempted to add coconut oil, coconut water and coconut milk to your diet?  Here’s what you need to know about coconut nutrition.

It’s been interesting to see the explosion – and popularity – of coconut products in the grocery stores over the past few years.  Coconut oil, coconut water and coconut milk – all of which were considered pretty exotic in the States a decade or so ago – have entered the mainstream.

To be honest, coconut has never been one of my favorite foods.  Growing up in the USA, fresh coconut was something I ate, at most, a handful of times.  The coconut I knew was dried, sweetened and shredded – and most often encased in chocolate or showered over a birthday cake.  Coconut wasn’t something I learned to enjoy on its own –  which is probably one reason I never really developed much of a taste for it.

I didn’t give much thought to coconut until I started studying nutrition in college, and learned about the effects of different dietary fats on the body – in particular, the fact that high intakes of saturated fats are associated with an increased risk for heart disease.  Coconut oil was singled out as the most saturated fat in the plant world – more saturated, in fact, than butter.

That information has always stuck with me, and now that more people are eating coconut products, I was prompted to take a closer look at the nutritional makeup of all things coconut.

Nutritional Value of Coconut and Coconut Products

Coconut – Water, Milk, Oil

The coconut – as it comes off the tree – is a many-layered fruit.  Underneath the outer husk and shell lies the “meat” of the coconut – the nutty-flavored white flesh that you probably know as “coconut”.  The meat can be eaten as-is, but it’s also the source of coconut milk and coconut oil.  In the hollow center of the coconut is the coconut water – a clear liquid that’s become so popular as a refreshing drink.

Coconut Water

If you were to tap a hole into a whole coconut, you’d find a watery, faintly sweet liquid inside – the coconut water.  Coconuts lose moisture as they age, so younger coconuts tend to yield more coconut water than older ones.  Its popularity as a beverage is owed to the fact that it is naturally fat-free, has significantly fewer calories than fruit juices, and is rich in potassium.  An 8-ounce glass (240ml) of coconut water has only about 50 calories and 600 mg of potassium – nearly twice the amount of potassium you’d find in a small banana.

Coconut Milk

True, creamy coconut milk is a common ingredient in many tropical cuisines, and an essential ingredient in Indonesian and Thai curries.  Coconut milk is made from the white meat of the coconut.  Traditionally, this is done by simply grating the coconut meat, and then squeezing it through a cloth mesh to extract the fatty “milk”.   You’re more likely to find coconut milk in canned form – and you’ll want to use it sparingly – 8 ounces (240ml) has a whopping 475 calories (75% of the calories come from fat).  You might also find canned “light” coconut milk – it’s been diluted somewhat with water and slightly thickened, and has about 150 calories per cup (240ml).

You might also see something called “coconut milk beverage” at your grocery store, which is not pure coconut milk, or even light coconut milk.  Coconut beverages are made from coconut milk but they’re highly diluted with water (to reduce the calorie content) – and often have sweeteners and thickeners added. They’re sold as an alternative to regular dairy milk.  A cup of coconut milk beverage has about 70 calories (40 of which come from fat) and no protein.

Coconut Oil

Over the past few years – in the US, at least – the popularity of unprocessed “virgin” coconut oil has skyrocketed.  Those who favor minimally processed foods seem to be drawn to this natural, unrefined fat.  Virgin coconut oil is made from fresh coconut flesh which is pureed and gently heated, releasing the oil that floats to the surface where it can be skimmed off (compared with “refined” coconut oil which is chemically extracted from bleached, dried coconut).

What distinguishes coconut oil from other fats is that more than 90% of the fatty acids found in coconut oil are saturated – which makes coconut oil far and away the richest dietary source of saturated fat – in comparison, only about half the fatty acids in beef are saturated, and butter is about two-thirds saturated.

But, the saturated fatty acids in coconut oil aren’t exactly the same as the ones found in beef or butter – which is fueling debate as to whether coconut oil may not be quite as unhealthy as other saturated fats.

The fats in the foods that you eat are made up of fatty acids, which are basically chains of carbon atoms strung together.  If there are 12 or more carbons in the chain, the fat is termed a “long chain” fat, while a chain made up of 6-12 carbons is termed “medium chain”.  Most of the fats and oils we eat are the long chain type – soybean oil, in fact is made upentirely of long chain fats.  What makes coconut oil unusual is that 60% of its fats are the medium-chain type.

The reason this matters is that your body metabolizes medium-chain and long-chain fats differently, which has led some people to believe that these medium-chain fats might be less damaging to the body than other saturated fats.  The problem is, there just aren’t enough clinical studies at this point to say for sure whether the saturated fats in coconut oil are better for you.

Since saturated fats, in general, tend to raise levels of the so-called “bad” cholesterol in the bloodstream, both the American Heart Association and the US Dietary Guidelines advise limiting intake of saturated fats to no more than 10% of total calories – no matter what the source.

When you limit your saturated fat intake to 10% (or less) of total calories,  it’s such a tiny amount of fat that it probably doesn’t make that much difference whether you’re getting it from meat or butter or coconut oil.  So if you’re tempted to try some coconut oil, just use it sparingly.

Limiting your overall intake of fat is generally wise, since the calories add up quickly – like all pure fats, coconut oil is a concentrated source of calories, with about 120 calories in a tablespoon.  And, when you do eat them, it’s wise to choose the healthiest fats as often as possible – like olive oil, canola oil and the healthy fats found in tree nuts, avocado and fish.

Written by Susan Bowerman, MS, RD, CSSD, FAND. Susan is a paid consultant for Herbalife.



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11 bright ideas to help you look more photogenic

11 bright ideas to help you look more photogenic

 21 May 2014,   Posted by Jacquie Carter, beauty expert

11 bright ideas to help you look more photogenicWe’ve all been there—we think we look photogenic, but then photo evidence appears showing that we have lumps and bumps in all the wrong places! This week, I’m going to reveal my photo secrets that can help you look great in any photo.


Whether it’s our figure, our hair or our complexion, it’s gut wrenching to discover that what you thought was a cute look is actually conspiring with a camera to make you look a fright. I love photos; capturing the moments of my life is fun and looking back through memories can be a real treat. But, if you avoid the camera because you feel that you can be more photogenic, then today’s post will help you reveal your inner supermodel!

Let’s be honest here, who can really avoid a camera these days? We live in an age of social media where ‘selfies’ infiltrate your thought stream multiple times a day. If it’s not selfies, then other digital portraits are floating around on social networks, making it a good idea to look camera ready when you least expect it. I’ve also noticed a trend of professional photo shoots becoming popular as of late. People are taking photos as a recreational activity. With so much emphasis placed on taking good photos, it would help to know what makes a good photo and how to be more photogenic. I’m not saying that you need to walk out of the house looking like you’re going to a photo shoot daily, but there are some things you can do when the photo opportunity arises that can help you look your best.

11 tips to help you look beautiful in photos

You’re probably your own worst critic

Look at the photo overall—rather than nitpicking flaws. I bet that your friends and family won’t notice that you’re having what feels like a bad beauty day.

You’re mid-blink

Okay – this one is a real problem. I’ve been the one who always looks like I’m asleep in a photo but the cure is easy. Just as everyone else is saying cheese, close your eyes and slowly open them. As the shutter goes off you’ll have sexy – and open – eyes.

Your chins have multiplied

The solution to this will feel contradictory but I promise it works. Before the photo, tuck in your chin ever so slightly, elongate your neck and lead with your forehead. While you might think it will worsen the look of your chin, this technique actually draws attention to your whole face rather than your chin and looks far more natural than jutting your chin out.


You suddenly have tiny eyes

So your eyes are open but they appear to have shrunk? No problem. Pre-photo grab your eyelash curlers and mascara. A touch of attention beforehand can really emphasize your eyes but the best tip here is to smile – a real twinkle in your eye can light up a picture.


Your features are washed out

Blush and bronzer can be your best friend in a photo. The flash or bright sunlight can make our faces appear two-dimensional, so adding a little extra color can add shape. In an emergency, pinching the apple of your cheeks just before a photo can add shape and color too. Some old school beauty tricks really do work!


The camera angle isn’t doing you any favors

Trying to take the perfect ‘selfie’? Then hold your phone high. That’s right, by holding the camera above your eye line you have to look up and this is universally flattering. If someone else is taking the photo, then be conscious of your body positioning. Standing at an angle versus directly facing the camera will be more flattering.


You tense up

No good can come of being tense or nervous on camera. I know it’s hard to do, but relaxing can make the world of difference. If you’re among friends then try to organize some real-life photos of you all sharing a joke. By forgetting the camera is there and acting natural then in all likelihood you’ll look happier. (Of course, if you combine this tip with all my others than the odds will be in your favor!)


You look and feel awkward

So you already know that relaxing will help but somehow knowing doesn’t make doing any easier. My advice? Try props. Lean against a wall, hold something in your hand or invite others to join you in the photo. By concentrating on doing something other than holding a rictus grin, you may find it easier to forget about some of the pressure you’re putting on yourself.


You haven’t thought about what’s behind you11 bright ideas to help you look more photogenic

For a great photo, a light background can be a huge asset. Light bounces, so a light background can reduce the appearance of blemishes. We’ve all seen photographers holding light reflectors to cast up extra light to help with a model’s dark circles. You can use the same camera-beautiful trick at home. A light sand beach, a snowy scene or even a white wall can help make you glow.


You don’t know where to look

This sounds obvious; look at the camera but don’t necessarily stare right down the lens. This is for three reasons: 1) Unless you’re taking a passport photo you don’t need to face a camera straight on. 2) The person taking the photo is usually where the good light is so pointing your face towards the light will help you look flawless. 3) Some photographers say to look just above the lens to create an air of mystery – and reduce the risk of red eye!


You’re in the wrong outfit

When it comes to wardrobe, there are some outfits that look fabulous in real life, but can get misconstrued in photos. (Think flowy tunics or oversized jackets) On the other extreme, there are other outfits that show just a little too much. If you know you’ll be taking lots of pictures on a given day, you may benefit from taking some pictures of yourself while you are deciding what to wear. A nicely tailored outfit can make you look more photogenic than ill-fitting clothing.


No matter how much we prepare, there are bound to be a few less-than-gorgeous photos of all of us out there in the ether. That being the case, I urge you to embrace the camera. Think of photos as a law of averages; the more photos you appear in the more likely that you will look photogenic.

There are plenty of things that will help you capture your beauty on camera. And, if you really aren’t feeling it, say no! You don’t have to capture the moment your hair fell out of the perfect updo or you were wearing tight shoes that make you scrunch up your face after a few hours.  There will always be another moment for you to show off your supermodel features!

On Discover Good Beauty, I want to make you all feel beautiful and confident—following this advice will help you take a great photo but sometimes a moment of preparation can make a world of difference to those of us who aren’t naturally photogenic. And you know what? We all look stunning in real life!


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4 common exercise mistakes you should avoid

4 common exercise mistakes you should avoid

 23 May 2014   Posted by Samantha Clayton, AFAA, ISSA

4 common exercise mistakes you should avoid | Discover Good FitnessIf you want to get great fitness results and keep them long term, then you need to avoid making common exercise mistakes. Today I’ll help you navigate some common fitness traps so you can stay on track with your fitness goals!

When you start exercising, it can make you feel good. It feels like an instant confidence booster—which is most likely due to the release of endorphins that are produced when we exercise. It’s such a wonderful emotion, but it’s during this excitement when people often forget to use common sense and good judgment, which can lead to common exercise mistakes.

Sometimes exercise mistakes are just a part of the fitness improvement process. There will be times when an injury can’t be avoided or you’ll experience some muscle soreness. Today, I want to share some steps you can take to help you to protect your body from exercise mistakes and keep you on track toward improving your health and accomplishing your fitness goals.

Here are 4 common exercise mistakes that you can avoid to help keep you on the path toward results that last.

Exercise mistake 1: Going too fast too soon

Exercise progression, especially when it comes to volume and intensity is one of the biggest traps to fall into. More is not necessarily always best, especially when it comes to exercises that are high impact in nature such as box jumps or jumping jacks.

The saying ‘sometimes less is more’ applies to many areas of fitness. Push yourself during your workout, but listen to your body and know when to slow down a little. Try to maintain a set intensity level for a few weeks. When it becomes comfortable that’s your sign that it’s time to progress to the next level.

Exercise mistake 2: Sticking with your favorites

Overuse injuries are very common for athletes and even non-athletes. The primary reason people get them is because they do repetitive movements too often. Athletes often have a team to help them navigate repetition because it’s a necessary part of their sport preparation. I recommend that unless you are in training for an event, try to avoid working the same muscle group on consecutive days. If one day is high impact, follow it up the next day with lower impact moves. Variety is the spice of life, so surprise your body by mixing up your moves! Be kind to your body.

Exercise mistake 3: Avoid the heavy weight pressure

Don’t feel pressured into lifting a weight that’s too heavy for you. A good way to tell if a weight is too heavy is to listen to your body. If you can’t move it in a smooth non-jerky motion, maintain good form or you feel the need to hold your breath, that’s a good indication that you need to downsize your weight. I’m a huge fan of lifting weights, but you must master movement patterns without weight before loading up the plates.

Exercise mistake 4: Quick pick-up games

Getting into a quick pick-up basketball or soccer game at the local gym or park can be a wonderful experience… but if you’ve been on the couch for months or sat at your office desk all day, it may not be a good idea. Chances are your knees, hips and Achilles tendon are not ready for the stop-start and lateral (side to side) movement that comes with playing in a fast-paced game.

I want to encourage you to have fun and play because activities, especially those that involve a team, can be so much fun. Just be sure to spend time preparing your body before you jump onto the court. Warm up your body with dynamic movements and stretches and take it easy for your first few games. Once your body gets adjusted to moving, you can find your inner athlete and increase your game intensity!


My main takeaway for you today is to be enthusiastic, enjoy your new found body confidence and get excited about fitness. In the back of your mind, maintain a little bit of control. Your body has to last you for a very long time and protecting your most precious asset (YOU) should always be your number one priority.

If you want to get great results that last, you must be consistent with your fitness routine. Being sidelined with avoidable soreness and injury will slow down your progress. I want you to get great results while taking care of your body. Slow and steady progression is a great approach to lifestyle change. I believe that getting fit to improve your health is always better than trying to get fit for just a few weeks. Make a commitment to training safely and get results that will last!

Written by Samantha Clayton, AFAA, ISSA. Samantha is Director of Fitness Education at Herbalife.




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The Five Most Essential Vitamins to Take

By Elle/ Healthy Living 

The Five Most Essential Vitamins to Take 

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Plus some B12, Vitamin C, D, and E, and who knows what we’re going to be told to take next month. With so much noise around what to take and when in the vitamin-sphere, especially this time of year, we were beginning to feel like our heads were spinning.

We sat down withDr. F. Lipman -fashion’s favorite wellness doctor (he treats Gwyneth Paltrow and Donna Karan amongst others)-to figure out what the five most important vitamins/supplements to take are and why in order to kick off the healthiest 2014 possible.

We all need to be energetic. Health-supporting nutrients, like those found in multivitamins, help us fight against the daily damage our bodies get from living in a polluted and stressful environment. Think of a multivitamin as an insurance policy for your body from everything it’s not getting naturally. Multivitamins will also optimize cellular function, which helps make all your systems work efficiently and steadily.

Vitamin D is technically a pre-hormone, not a vitamin. It’s involved in just about everything – it makes of hundreds of disease-preventing proteins and enzymes, and affects more than 2,000 genes throughout the body. It enriches muscle strength, builds bone, has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects, and strengthens the immune system. It’s almost impossible to get the right amount of vitamin D from food, so you have to get it from supplements or sun exposure.

Fish oil supplements are rich in the essential omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, which are fundamental to being healthy. They help prevent chronic diseases and inflammation. They boost your immune system; bolster your cardiovascular, joint and vision health; strengthen skinhair, and nails; and enhance nutrient absorption, metabolic function as well as attention, mood and memory skills. Like with vitamin D, you can’t make your own omega-3 fatty acids. I urge everyone to indulge in fish oil supplements!

Probiotics are the “good” bacteria that live in your gut and play a huge role in your overall wellness. When you’re healthy, your intestinal tract houses over 100 trillion “good” bacteria, which aide in digestion, boosting your immune system and consuming bad bacteria. They create key nutrients and restrict the growth of yeast and unhealthy bacteria. They also limit bouts of lactose intolerance, bad digestion and diarrhea. But as strong as your natural probiotics might be, bad diet, stress, pollution and over use of antibiotics can wipe out the good stuff – so it’s your job to strengthen and repopulate your gut with healthy bacteria. A daily dose of probiotics is a great way to improve digestion and boost immunity.


Magnesium helps control hundreds of chemical reactions in the body. It also helps regulate blood pressure, strengthen muscles and bones, keep the immune system strong, and support cardiac and brain function. Research has indicated that as many as 80% of us are magnesium deficient, so supplementing it is an excellent way to support good health. Even if you maintain a good, clean diet, stress, alcohol use, and certain drugs can lead to magnesium depletion despite your best efforts, which is why I recommend magnesium supplementation so often. In general, I suggest taking 300-600mg magnesium glycinate at bedtime, which is easily tolerated.



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