It’s Time For Wellness

Melaleuca says it is time for health.MELALEUCA DELIVERS environmental wellness and seeks to make our homes and environment cleaner, safer places. When we opened our doors in 1985, only a small percentage of typical households based their shopping decisions on whether the product was better for the environment. According to a recent Harris Poll, 69 percent of consumers today make their purchase decisions based on whether the product is better for the environment than the competition. People want products that actually make a difference to the environment. They just need to know where to find them.

Over the years, financial wellness has often been talked about but rarely practiced. Borrowing your way to wealth was a commonly accepted way of life. But in today’s economy, people who tried to borrow their way to wealth are upside down. They’ve learned the hard way: there is great peace and security in living debt free. An NBC News survey reports that in 2012 getting out of debt ranked as more important than other financial concerns like buying a home or saving for retirement. People want a realistic solution for financial freedom.

We talk a lot about personal wellness at Melaleuca: intellectual, inner and family wellness. People want to learn. People want time to pursue meaningful relationships. Family wellness and fulfilling charitable work have taken more of a priority than they did 10 years ago. Nowadays, displaying the appearance of wealth is not the end goal. Instead, people want time freedom, inner peace and security. In a recent Pew Research survey, people ranked what they value most. Sixty-seven percent said having free time was most important. Having children, doing charitable work and living in accordance with their values ranked ahead of being wealthy.

PHYSICAL WELLNESS

Probably more than any other area of wellness, the demand for finding physical wellness has experienced a total makeover. Fad diets have always been around, but today people want more than a diet that doesn’t last. They want a permanent solution for physical wellness. Why this change?

Pre-diabetes and metabolic syndrome affect three times as many people today as compared to 20 years ago. Seventy-nine million people are pre-diabetic, and it’s a critical and immediate concern. They want to live healthy, vibrant and longer lives. They have to make changes to their lifestyle.

When it comes to physical wellness, we need to lead by example. That means when you welcome customers to your team, they should see you walking your talk. That doesn’t mean we’re in perfect physical shape. It’s about progress, not perfection. But it means we can wake up to wellness and do the simple things that lead to better wellness:

Eat smart 

To eat smart and make better choices, we must get informed and understand the alternatives. Did you know that choosing mozzarella over cheddar cheese, popcorn over potato chips, Greek yogurt over sour cream and salad over French fries can lead to a reduction of 10 pounds in a single year? Did you know that eating three smaller, healthier meals and two healthy snacks (one mid-morning and the other mid-afternoon) can lower blood sugar by up to 13 percent? Healthy choices make a big difference.

Get active

We also need to get active. Exercise stimulates healthy digestive function, enables the cardiovascular system to prevent plaque buildup and even stimulates healthy brain function. Exercise is essential to wellness, not just weight loss. Exercise gives us these and other benefits if—and this is important—it is done regularly.

Stay accountable

 As you eat right and get active, stay accountable and share your wellness goals with others. Help one another reach those goals. It’s a fact: whether it’s losing weight, exercising daily or building a Melaleuca business, teaming up ensures you’ll stick to your goals.

Take Oligo®

We’ve learned when we give our body consistent (not intermittent) nutrition, it can function properly to defend, protect and renew itself. Minerals are the catalysts for critical functions like proper digestion and metabolism. Healthy immune, brain, thyroid and nervous system function all depend on essential vitamins and minerals. Just as your car needs oil continuously running throughout its engine, vitamins and minerals need to be continuously available to your body’s systems.

No other mineral and vitamin supplement is more effective than Oligo. We have the science to prove it’s more absorbable and protects antioxidant vitamins better than any other product sold. And as I announced just a few months ago, you now have the patent to validate and protect it. If you’re not taking the Vitality Pack® with Oligo, please start today. You’ll do so with confidence that you’re taking the best nutritional supplements available on the planet.

As you approach the New Year, set some realistic wellness goals.

Eat smart. Get active. Stay accountable. And take Oligo.

(By Melaleuca’s President, McKay Christensen)