Moving around with a wheelchair isn’t always easy, and if you have a physical disability it is important to make movement as easy as possible so that you are not exhausting yourself every day. Some wheelchairs are easier to move than others and there are a number of things you can do to make sure that life in a wheelchair is as simple as can be.
Get a Transportable Wheelchair
There are a vast range of wheelchair types on the market and for easy transportation you can opt for models that are lightweight or at least designed to be portable. Lightweight wheelchairs are minimalistic and made from very light aluminum as well as a basic seat. Its light materials make it easy to move when it’s in use and also easy to use once it’s being folded away in the trunk of your vehicle for example. Some other larger chairs may also have parts that can be easily dismantled to make storage in your car easier. If a lighter design sounds right for you, click here for lightweight wheelchair models.
Fix a Wheelchair Lift to Your Car
Making transport easy with a wheelchair is also about adapting the things you already have to make room for your chair. Your vehicle is a prime example of this and you can easily attach a lift on the interior or exterior of your car to transport your wheelchair without difficulty. Choose the right type of lift for your car and your wheelchair too as larger electrical wheelchairs will generally need more sturdy lifts to enable easy lifting.
Get an Elevator or Platform Lift at Home
When you have your wheelchair, you will want to make moving around your house simple as well. If you live in house with more than one level then instead of moving house, you can install a lift which enables you to get from story to story or level to level with ease.
Vertical platform lifts are best for reaching other levels. They are also easy to use and come in standard sizes to suit all wheelchair types which means they can save you from getting out of your chair whilst you travel up and down. Elevators on the other hand can be a bit nicer to look at if aesthetics in your home is a big consideration of yours. They are good for convenience purposes and are ideal for anyone looking for a long term solution to getting from one floor to the next.
Consider an Electric Wheelchair
Lightweight chairs can be easily transportable and easy to maneuver but if you have limited strength in your upper body, an electric wheelchair can save you energy and get you to places a lot faster than a manual chair. With a battery powered mechanism, these chairs are heavier but this won’t affect your ease to move around – you just need to make sure they are fully charged when you leave the house. It also means that ultimately you can travel further both inside and out for a more independent lifestyle.
20 year old FastTRACK Director in Qualification, Cade VanHeel sponsored in December 2009, one week before Christmas and by the end of December, he earned over $300 in bonuses. In his second month, Cade had doubled his income and by March, he’d broken out as a new Director … all while recovering from an accident. Check out Cade’s inspirational story.
“I’ve been taking Shaklee Supplements since the age of 7. Thanks to Shaklee, I was able to lead a very active life—playing soccer, hockey, lacrosse and participating in motocross. But even though I had grown up on Shaklee products and used them faithfully, I never saw myself building a Shaklee business.
Then in October 2009 I broke my back in an extremely bad dirt bike crash. For three months, I wasn’t allowed to do anything—even simple things like walking up and down the stairs. But I still needed to be able to earn an income and I wasn’t able to look to my parents for help. In 2007 we’d lost our family home in the Southern California wildfires and my parents spent nearly all their money restoring what we’d lost.
So I decided to give Shaklee a try. My immediate goals for my Shaklee Business are to pay off my truck, fund my education, and continue to generate a steady income to keep up with the standard of living here in beautiful (but expensive) Southern California.
But my Shaklee business isn’t all about money for me. One of the best parts of Shaklee is that through my business, I am also helping other people who want to live a healthier life!”
What did the Shaklee Car Bonus Look Like for me? “My dream car bonus went towards a 2011 Ford Raptor! My family and I used to love to go to the desert where I would ride my dirt bike. But, like I mentioned above… in October 2009 I broke my back in an extremely bad dirt bike crash and since then haven’t been able to ride anymore. The Ford Raptor is made for off-road driving and that means my family and I are headed back to the desert. Going to the desert is one of our favorite things to do, so I am so stoked that I will be able to do something out there once again!”
Ways to get started with your Shaklee Dream Business:
Join as a Gold Ambassador with a Gold Plus PAK – For those wanting to take full advantage of the Shaklee earning opportunity, your best choice is as a Gold Ambassador. Gold Ambassadors qualify for special Gold bonuses and the Shaklee FastTRACK program bonuses.Price: $599 Gold Plus PAK – This package is a good way to Shaklee-ize your home with 18 of the most popular Shaklee products (a retail value of over $850). Other benefits unique to this selection include:
Shaklee Personal Web Site (PWS), at no additional cost for six (6) months
500 Point Value (PV)
plus many other benefits too that we’ll talk about later.
Join as a Gold Ambassador with a Gold PAK – For those wanting to take full advantage of the Shaklee Earning Opportunity, your best choice is as a GOLD Ambassador. Gold Ambassadors qualify for special Gold bonuses and the Shaklee FastTRACK program bonuses.Price: $299 Gold PAK – A good way to get started in Shaklee-izing your home, you get five Shaklee best-selling products (a retail value of over $500). Other benefits unique to this selection include:
Shaklee Personal Web Site (PWS), at no additional cost for three (3) months
250 Point Value (PV)
plus other benefits too that we’ll talk about later.
Join as a Shaklee Distributor – Join the hundreds of thousands of people who have put their energy, talent and skills toward building healthier and happier lives around the globe…with Shaklee Products.Price: $49.95 Distributor Welcome Kit
Kit Includes Brochures, DVD’s, Guides, Catalogs and more… plus the membership saves you 15% on all future Shaklee Product orders plus an additional 10% on selected autoship orders.
No products or Shaklee Personal Web Site (PWS) included in this kit.
It’s one thing to promote health and wellness, it’s another to stand behind a trusted brand like Shaklee, who has been leading the natural health movement for more than 50 years.
“It’s about people. People who make a difference by doing something that matters.”
In order to be successful at losing weight… it’s important to understand what got you here in the first place. Take some time to do a little soul-searching. Recognize some habits that could hinder your progress, explore solutions and put them into action. What you learn now can last a lifetime!
Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference
Losing Weight can be hard work, but here are a few simple ways to change common hurdles into good habits.
Think Before You Eat | How to Recognize and Stop Emotional Eating
We all do it every now and then… have an extra helping of cake to celebrate a birthday or reach for that donut in the break room on a particularly crazy day. Sometimes… emotions can get the best of us and our appetites. Here’s how to confront them without using food.
Portion Size 101
In a world where everything is supersized… remembering what a normal portion size looks like can be tricky. Use these handy guidelines to make sure you are on the right track.
In a world where 21-ounce cans of soda containing 210 calories and 58 grams of sugar is considered medium size, figuring out what a “normal” portion looks like can be tricky. Even healthy foods can be taken out of proportion. How many servings of salad did you really put on your plate? And what do health experts mean when they recommend eating two servings of fish a week? Understanding what constituents a “norma” portion size will help you cut back and take control.
How to Eyeball It
A good way to measure out normal portions is to size your food against commonly used objects. Here is what one serving of the following looks like:
Breads, Cereals, and Grains
1 slice of bread = size of an index card
1 small roll = size of a yo-yo
1 bagel = 5 oz. can of tuna
½ cup of rice or pasta = enough to fill a cupcake liner
Fruits and Vegetables
1 medium orange or apple = size of a tennis ball
¼ cup dried fruit = size of a large egg
1 cup of green salad = size of an adult fist
1 small potato = size of a computer mouse
Proteins (Meats and Nuts)
3 oz. of meat (beef, chicken, fish, pork) = size of a deck of cards
1 oz. of nuts = size of a ping-pong ball
2 tbs. of peanut butter = size of two tea bags
1 cup of milk = 8 oz. carton
1 scoop of fat-free frozen yogurt = size of half a baseball
1 oz. of cheese = size of a pair of dice
1 tsp. of butter or margarine = distance between the tip of your thumb to the first joint on your thumb
Tips on Becoming a Smarter Eater
Losing weight is not only about eating healthier, it’s about knowing how much to eat and learning when to resist getting seconds. Think about the following the next time you sit down to a meal or a snack:
Visualize what one serving of each of the foods you are about to eat looks like.
Make it a habit to read food labels.
When dining out, before you start eating, ask for a doggie bag and set aside half the meal for later. This way, you won’t be tempted or feel obligated to eat the whole meal.
Avoid supersizing. The price per ounce may be cheaper when you do the math, but it’s just not worth it when it comes to successful weight loss.
Avoid the all-you-can-eat buffets. Temptation is everywhere there.
When it comes to eating smarter… Shaklee 180 has taken all the guess work out of eating a healthy nutritious meal that tastes delicious and costs less than any meal you would normally eat. Learn more about the Shaklee 180 Kits that will provide a whole months supply of 2 meals per day, snacks, energizing tea and boost.
Ultra-pure OmegaGuard, the world’s finest fish oil that delivers a full spectrum of seven
omega-3s including EPA, DHA, ALA, and more.
Research shows that high levels of EPAand DHA omega-3 fatty acids may:
Help reduce the risk of heart disease†
Help retain healthy triglyceride levels
Help retain normal blood pressure
Support brain, visual, and joint function
Over 4,500 research studies on omega-3 fatty acids’ effects on overall health have been conducted in the last 25 years.
The average American intake of EPA and DHA is only 0.1 to 0.2 g/day, even though the American Heart Association recommends at least two fish meals per week to provide an intake of about 0.3 to 0.5 g/day of EPA and DHA.
Most American diets provide more than ten times as much omega-6 than omega-3 fatty acids,even though there is general scientific agreement that individuals should consume more omega-3 and less omega-6 fatty acids to promote good health.
Research shows that high levels of omega-3 fatty acids promote cardiovascular health and help retain normal blood pressure and triglyceride levels.
Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA fatty acids may reduce the risk of heart disease.
Lower your cholesterol naturally. Cholesterol Reduction Complex† is a proprietary formula with clinically proven ingredients that help prevent absorption of cholesterol and lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. It is made with a powerful blend of sterols and stanols, which are found naturally in plants, fruits, vegetables, and grains.
Help reduce your risk of heart disease.†† OmegaGuard® delivers a wide spectrum of ultra-pure, pharmaceutical-grade omega-3 fatty acids to help you maintain a healthy heart and cardiovascular system*. It is made with a proprietary multistep molecular distillation process for the utmost purity and potency of omega-3s fatty acids, including EPA and DHA.
Power your heart.* CoQHeart® with Q-Trol combines the power of CoQ10 with resveratrol in an all natural, bioavailable formulation to help promote healthy arteries and support your heart’s energy needs.*
Shaklee 180™ – A big part of heart health is getting to or maintaining a healthy weight. With products that are designed to help you burn fat while you retain muscle, Shaklee 180 includes personalized support, online tools, and amazing rewards to motivate your success.
Add these heart-smart Shaklee products to AutoShip and you’ll save 10% on AutoShip and do your heart some good at the same time.
† Products providing 800 mg of plant sterols and stanols daily, consumed with two different meals as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Cholesterol Reduction Complex provides 1,000 mg of plant sterols and stanols per serving, and 2,000 mg daily when used as directed.
††Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
There is so many way’s to measure body fat percentage, but I think this one is pretty close. Obviously it’s not 100% accurate… but you’ll get a pretty good idea where you fall and a pretty good chart if you’re trying to figure out how to measure body fat percent.
If you compare your results to the image chart below…you’ll have a pretty good idea where your body fat percentage falls. According to an article from Medscape.com, the American Dietetic Association recommends that men have 15-18% body fat and women have 20-25% body fat. Healthy male athletes might be as low as 5-12% body fat, and healthy female athletes could be as low as 10-20%.
If you’re trying to lose body fat and keep muscle, then I highly recommend you take a look at the New Shaklee 180 Products powered with Leucine, an amino acid that naturally helps you retain muscle while you burn fat. Leucine is well known in the body building and athlete industry because athletes never want to risk losing muscle while cutting body fat and neither should you and I. Click Here to learn more about Shaklee 180 Products.
Exercise is essential to good health and weight loss. If you don’t already exercise regularly, you may want to discuss starting a fitness routine with your doctor and begin with a walking program. If you do exercise regularly, high intensity training with Shaklee 180 Workouts may work for you!
Shaklee 180 Workouts with BURST interval training developed by Shaklee 180 Specialists, Nathan and Jenni Oates are awesome and You get the Workouts FREE when you purchase a Shaklee 180 Kit.
“Dr Shaklee’s Philosophy is in harmony with nature and good health and that philosophy was so important for me in choosing Shaklee as a company”
As a second generation Shaklee Business Leader, Theresia grew up as a Shaklee kid—using the products since age 12 and building her own Shaklee business since she was 22.
But a love for Shaklee products and an entrepreneurial spirit aren’t the only things she inherited from her parents. In Theresia’s home, parents and upline Business Leaders Dick & Linda Radtke (Executive Coordinators, MI) demonstrated a concern for the environment and the natural world that planted an early seed of interest. “I grew up in a green home,” says Theresia. “My mom bought our food from local co-ops and health food stores…so I was already exposed to the idea of living in an eco-friendly way.”
But it wasn’t until she went to Kalamazoo College in Michigan that working on behalf of the environment became her mission. “I didn’t know what I was going to major in until I got to college. But while I was there, I developed a passion for taking care of the environment and wanted to make a difference.” Theresia graduated in 2003 with a degree in biology and environmental studies and set off on a mission.
She began teaching at outdoor science schools where she helped kids develop a love and appreciation for the natural world through experiential lesson plans. “It was great…the forest was our classroom.” For two years, she lived and taught in Grand Teton National Park (Wyoming) and Big Bear (California).
At the same time, Theresia continued to develop her Shaklee business, and eventually she returned to her home state of Michigan and began to work Shaklee full-time. “Shaklee allowed me to offer people a way that they could make a difference for the environment through, simple, everyday choices.”
Back in Michigan, Theresia also worked in her local community around initiatives that supported environmental education and causes, including participating in her home town Earth Day fair, “Green Street”, as well as teaching in a nature-based summer day camp where kids came out to experience nature – with hikes and other interactive lessons. “I am excited to be a part of the changes happening in our community.”
Inspired by Ellie Rogers (Master Coordinator, MI), Theresia works with schools in the area to provide them with trees they can sell and plant as a fundraiser. Theresia also does educational presentations to students about protecting the environment.
The unexpected benefit of her work in the community is exposure to more people in the area where she lives and more opportunities to share Shaklee. “When you make a contribution to your community around something you are passionate about people get to know you.”
But Theresia is not finished. Like Master Coordinator Helene Bartz (Florida), who has used her Shaklee income to build a school for gifted children, Theresia has set her sights on a big goal—to start her own outdoor science school in her home state Michigan. “I used to wonder how I was going to fulfill this mission that I have to make a difference in the environment but Shaklee has been the vehicle that I was looking for.”
What is your Vision? What is your Big Goal in Life? You can make a Difference too. No matter if you’re just out of high school, entering into retirement, or anywhere in between…Shaklee can help you fulfill your dreams. Maybe it’s getting a college degree, or having a family and staying home with the kids, or pursuing something bigger in life like Theresia and helping others or making a difference in the world.
Shaklee 180 Specialist – a Business Testimonial – Living the Real Dream
Meet the Hein Family
Derek and Sarah have always had a vision for a different life. When they first got married, they wanted to be able to be at home with their children. “We didn’t want that American dream that’s out there right now, where you work 70, 80 hours a week, never see your family, and you’re part of that 50% divorce rate statistic,” says Derek.
But as with most young families, money was an issue. When they began looking for options that would give them the kind of life they were looking for, they kept coming back to Shaklee. “When Shaklee came along, it was an opportunity like no other. If you were willing to work hard, learn, and be coachable, you could be successful.”
So they began slowly and started to build, first using their Shaklee income to cover small, specific bills and then shooting for larger and larger expenses, such as house payments. Eventually Sarah and Derek would both be able to leave their jobs and work Shaklee full-time. “I was working part-time as a dental assistant, and our goal was within the first two months to keep me at home,” says Sarah. “Within two months I was making more than I was making as a dental assistant part-time. So that was very exciting!”
More than 16 years later, their Shaklee business has enabled them to fund a number of dreams, including purchasing an 80-acre property that they would eventually turn into an organic beef ranch. “Everyone is a dreamer deep down inside, they just don’t act on it. Shaklee was that gift that allowed us to act on our dream.”
*Results not typical…Individual results vary.
**Based on total 1099 compensation, the average annual income in 2007 for U.S. Business Leader ranks ranged from $11,223 for Directors working part-time to $563,009 for Presidential Master Coordinators. Of course, all results are based on individual effort and Shaklee Corporation does not guarantee that any particular income level will be achieved.
Drinking a Shaklee 180 Smoothee as a meal gives you all the nutrition you need in a healthy meal for under $3 per meal. Now lets say you prepared 5 oz. chicken, 10 oz. tuna, 4 eggs, 1 cup broccoli, 1 cup cauliflower, 1 cup pineapple and 2 cups of milk. Yes, that’s what you would get in a Shaklee 180 smoothie, but you would pay around $21 at a grocery store for all that and would spend a lot of time preparing it too…and we’re not even talking organic and healthy cooking tips, we’re just talking ingredients and time.
Now if you could prepare a delicious yummy Smoothie that had everything in it to live a healthy lifestyle and it just took a couple minutes to prepare…do you think you could skip a breakfast and/or lunch everyday and drink a healthy meal replacement with a Shaklee 180 Shake instead?
Shaklee 180 Smoothies are not just for people who want to lose weight either. Yes, they are a great option for people who want to lose weight, because you get a complete healthy meal with 24 grams of hunger fighting protein, 6 grams of fiber, powered by Leucine…which helps your body burn fat and keep muscle, plus 23 vitamins and minerals, Non-GMO soy protein, Low glycemic. (GI Value: 31), no artificial flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives added, gluten free, lactose free and only has 260 calories when prepared as directed.
But remember…Shaklee 180 is not just for people who want to lose weight. Shaklee 180 Smoothies are also great for people who want to maintain a healthy weight, have a lean muscular body, a healthy lifestyle or are just looking to eat and enjoy a healthy quick meal…and believe it or not, some people take Shaklee 180 to gain weight…yes, adding a shake along with your meals will help people get some extra healthy calories as well. It sure beats grabbing breakfast or lunch in a drive-thru at a fast food restaurant and you definitely will save money and feel much healthier…remember, healthy = happy : )
Question: How much do you pay for a healthy breakfast or lunch everyday?? Well if you answered over $3…then Shaklee 180 will save you money and give you all the health benefits that comes with a complete healthy breakfast or lunch. Great for people on the go too who don’t have time to cook healthy meals for breakfast and lunch! My high school son and college bound daughter are not over-weight, but they enjoy Shaklee 180 smoothies because they can mix one up in a couple minutes and out the door they go…and I can feel better knowing that they left with a complete, healthy meal in their belly that only cost me under $3 per smoothie! And their dad takes his Shaklee 180 Smoothie in the morning and a Shaklee 180 Meal Bar for lunch and has a Shaklee 180 Snack Bar when he gets a break…and he feels great and still has lots of energy when he gets home!