Tuesday, February 2, 2016

USANA Australia welcomes Gretel Tippet to Team USANA



USANA Australia is thrilled to welcome professional netball player Gretel Tippet to Team USANA.
Gretel, who has represented the Australian Netball Diamonds Squad and the NSW Swifts, started playing netball when she was 18, after taking a break from playing in the WNBL (basketball) when she had glandular fever. After three months off, Gretel took up netball with her best friend to “regain some fitness” and “fell in love with the sport”…since then she’s never looked back.

Gretel said she loves netball because of the “competitiveness but also the femininity and professionalism”.
“I also love the team aspect of it and I've gained 11 new sisters,” she said.

In 2016 Gretel aims to be the “healthiest and fittest version” of her and would love to win another ANZ championship with the QLD Firebirds. She also hopes to make the Australian Diamonds team for the Constellation Cup and the Quad International Series.

Gretel, who currently uses USANA Essentials, HepaPlus, Probiotic and various Sense products, said the products help her to stay “healthy and fit during the season”.
“I haven’t been sick or felt run down since I've been taking my USANA products,” she said.
“I also love the Sense skin products which help to keep my skin clean and fresh.”

Gretel said her biggest motivators are definitely her brothers.
“We all play competitive professional sport and they really push me and inspire me to be the best I can be,” she said. “I am so proud of them and they watch every single of my games - along with my parents they are my biggest supporters”.

Gretel hopes she can inspire other young netballers to follow their dreams and said “every time you finish practice and step across that white line - make sure you leave the court a better player than the one you were before!”

She said it’s also important to remain calm and focused before a game.
“I think of three things I need to focus on when I'm out there on court and then I like to listen to music with my teammates and throw a ball around in the change rooms before its time to go out and shoot at the rings.”

USANA is excited to be working with Gretel and looks forward to the year ahead! Stay tuned for more updates on Gretel this year and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for the most up to date USANA information.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Supplements and Meal Replacements Important During Calorie-restricted Diets



Recent studies showed people incorporating meal replacements are more likely to have adequate essential nutrient intakes compared to those following a more traditional food group diet.

Weight control strategies that are both safe and effective are needed to reduce the rate of the current obesity epidemic. A study published in the Nutrition Journal compared the macronutrient and micronutrient levels in the foods chosen by women following two different weight reduction programs.

Ninety-six generally healthy overweight or obese women were randomly placed into two treatment groups: a Traditional Food Group (TFG) or a Meal Replacement Group (MRG). The MRG included the use of 1-2 meal replacement drinks or bars per day. Both groups aimed to restrict energy levels to approximately 1,300 calories per day. After one year, weight loss was not significantly different between the groups, and both groups had macronutrient (Carbohydrate:Protein:Fat) ratios that were within the ranges recommended.

Both groups experienced an improved dietary pattern with respect to decreased saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium, with increased total servings/day of fruits and vegetables. However, the TFG had a significantly lower dietary intake of several vitamins and minerals compared to the MRG and was at greater risk for inadequate intake.

Although both groups successfully lost weight while improving overall dietary adequacy, the group incorporating fortified meal replacements tended to have a more adequate essential nutrient intake compared to the group following a more traditional food group diet. This study supports the need to incorporate fortified foods and/or dietary supplements while following an energy-restricted diet for weight loss.

Source:
Ashley JM et al. Nutr J. 2007 Jun 25; 6:12

Friday, January 8, 2016

Are you ready to unite for USANA Celebration 2016?



         
Are you ready to unite for USANA Celebration 2016?


Only a few days to go until USANA ‘United’ Celebration 2016 – three days of motivation, inspiration, education and fun!

This year’s event will run from Thursday, January 14 until Saturday, January 16 at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Celebration is the largest annual USANA Australian event and is a superb way to start your 2016 USANA business year on a high! 

The USANA ‘United’ Celebration Event will feature:


-       International motivational speakers Dr Karen Wolfe, Jordan Kemper, Nicki Keohohou (from DWSA) and Dr Brian Dixon

-       Exclusive USANA Training from some of our top leaders

-       An opportunity to showcase USANA with a Health & Freedom – guest event

-       Exclusive USANA Merchandise

-       On-stage recognition


So what are you waiting for? Register here now, don’t miss out: http://bit.ly/1LTKltG

Take a look at the schedule here:

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Reset your life with USANA’s 2016 RESET Nation Challenge


Have you always struggled with your weight? Are you feeling sluggish after the festive season? Looking to make 2016 your fittest and healthiest year yet? If you answered YES to any of these questions then keep reading to learn more about the USANA RESETNation Challenge and how it can change your life!
The RESETNation Challenge is a 12-week healthy lifestyle competition which will give you the motivation and support you need to transform your body and your lifestyle. From January 19, 2016 to April 16, 2016, you can connect with other friends around the world as you work together to make a change.
So how does it work?
It’s no secret that the key to effective weight control is making positive changes in diet and exercise. That’s why USANA scientists developed the 12-week RESET™ Weight Management Program—to help people jumpstart healthy eating habits and begin to make a clean break from unhealthy, high-GI foods.
During the challenge you will nourish your body with low-GI foods, which often provide greater satiety and sustained energy. By virtue of their slow digestion and absorption, low-GI foods can help control appetite and delay hunger. All of USANA’s foods are clinically proven to be low glycemic.
There are three phases in the RESETNation Challenge: RESET 5-Day Jumpstart, Transform and Maintain.
Your journey with RESET begins with the 5-Day Jumpstart phase. It’s not about starvation, but is a nutritionally balanced, low-calorie system to help you kick off the habit of eating high-GI food and lose the first few pounds and find the motivation to keep working toward your total weight-loss goal.
To keep up the momentum after you complete the 5-Day Jumpstart phase you then move into the Transform phase. During the Transform phase, feel free to eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables along with low-fat proteins; limit high-GI foods like white bread, white rice, pasta, and potatoes. You may drink coffee or tea with milk or soy milk, just remember to keep an eye out for unnecessary calories!
And lastly, the Maintain phase, is the healthy regimen you will follow once you reach your goal weight. During the Maintain phase, you will be getting more conscious in selecting low- to moderately low-GI carbohydrates, such as whole grains and brown rice. No particular nutrient group is prohibited; just remember to eat anything in moderation, keeping an eye on calories and the glycemic index. With these healthy habits forming the foundation of your lifestyle, you will have discovered the difference of true health with USANA.
So if you want to kick start 2016 and RESET YOUR LIFE then join the 2016 RESETNation Challenge from January 19 to April 16. Entering is easy. Simply visit the RESET Challenge website and opt in*. Then be sure to submit a “before” and “after” picture, and enter your weight each week. The winners will be awarded the grand prize- an exclusive trip to Sanoviv, a health resort in Mexico founded by USANA’s own Dr. Wentz, as well as other exciting prizes. Go to www.usana.com/hub/#/login for more information.
The new year is just around the corner. What does that mean? It’s time for a whole new you—a healthier you. Ready to RESET your health? Join the RESETnation Challenge today.
 
*If you are a USANA Associate or Preferred Customer, you must first log on to The Hub before you can opt in to participate in the RESET Challenge.^ The duration of each Phase of the USANA RESET™ Program is a guide only and will be dependant on your personal wellness goals. During Phase 1 and 2 you are free to decide which meal will be your regular low GI meal depending on your personal schedule. ^ As with any health or fitness program, a sensible eating plan and regular exercise are required in order to achieve long-term weight control. Results will vary.^ Children under the age of 18 should not participate in this program, except on the advice of their physician and/or dietician.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Help a disadvantaged child today with USANA’s True Health Foundation


Did you know USANA’s True Health Foundation passes on 100% of funds collected to the disadvantaged?

Last financial year the True Health Foundation donated $75,000 to The Smith Family.
These donations assisted 130 disadvantaged children through their Learning for Life program.

To learn more about the program click here, or why not watch Kacie’s story in which she tells how The Smith Family helped support her from Year 3 to her Year 12 graduation, and she is now studying education with the aim to “teach disadvantaged children like me, who struggle.” Very inspiring!
 
 

You too can help support children and teenagers like Kacie. How? It’s simple. If you are USANA member, just add the THF part number: 899 (Area of Greatest Needs) to your Auto Order and make a difference to a child’s life today! Every donation of $2 or more is tax deductible.

You can help us, help them! Please donate today.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015










USANA Indonesia is officially open for business!

On the 16th November, USANA Indonesia is officially open for business, and we couldn’t be happier to welcome this beautiful country to the USANA family. 

This tropical oasis is our 20th market, and we have high hopes for it. Want to start doing business in the land of a thousand kings? Here are a few things to keep in mind:

•             Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country, and has one of the top five fastest growing economies in the world. 

 •             According to the Boston Consulting Group, the middle class and affluent consumers of Indonesia are expected to nearly double between now and 2020, jumping from 74 million people to 141 million.
•             The direct selling and network marketing industries have held a very positive profile across the country for many decades now—in fact, it’s a $1.2 billion direct selling market. We’ve received more interest in the Indonesian market than any other country opened before—more than 500 Associates have already registered their interest in Indonesia with our international market expansion department. 

•             You’ll find our USANA Indonesia office located in the beautiful capital city of Jakarta. The new office features a will-call, meeting area, and plenty of rooms for Associates to gather in.

 

“We’re delighted to be so warmly welcomed by the people of this beautiful, thriving country and are excited to have our doors open,” said Dennis Cheok, general manager of USANA Indonesia. “We have high hopes that this new market will not only have a positive economic impact, but also a significant influence to the health of its residents."
Grand-opening activities:
  • Ribbion-cutting ceremony
  • Potong tumpeng(cutting of cone-shaped yellow rice, an Indonesian tradition)
  • Muslim blessing
  • Office tour for guests
  • Press interviews 
  • Trainings 

Ribbon-cutting ceremony


Jakarta's Assistant Deputy Governor, H. Marullah Matali, welcoming the USANA family to Indonesia
 


USANA Indonesia team
 
USANA is thrilled to bring its health products and business opportunity to the land of a thousand kings.  Now let's get to work by spreading the vision of Dr Wentz in our newest market! 

Monday, November 9, 2015

USANA Nutrimeal™ Free – a product for everyone!



Do you suffer from food intolerances or don’t like to consume foods with dairy, soy or gluten? Then USANA’s Nutrimeal™ Free is the answer!

This nutritious, plant-based meal replacement shake is formulated with a complete GMO-free (genetically modified organism free) and a unique pea and potato vegetable protein blend, 15g per serve, which is easily digestible.

The low GI shake also has plenty of fibre, 7.9g per serve, for energy and keeps you feeling fuller for longer.

Best of all, Nutrimeal™ Free has no added gluten, dairy protein, egg or soy, and it is vegetarian friendly.

So if you’re looking for a weight management shake that’s clean, pure and of course nutritious then why not give Nutrimeal™ Free a try! Order yours here.


WIN WIN WIN!

 

We want to know what your favourite Nutrimeal™ Free recipes are! Visit our Facebook page and upload your recipe (max of 4 ingredients) and photo with #nutrimealfreeshakeup by November 30, 2015 for the chance to have your recipe featured at USANA Celebration 2016. Good luck!
Note: If posting on your own page please make sure the post is public.