Monthly Archives: January 2011

FUN PHYSIQUE POLL

Author; Tim Walton

We’re going to do something a little different this month and have a little fun with your input in the process. It’s interesting hearing various peoples’ ideals of what they consider the perfect physique. Rocked, Ripped, Muscle Bound, T-N-T (Trim-N-Toned), Full Figured and Curvy etc.

I got to thinking about this after hearing several people making negative comments regarding the newest wave of competitive bodybuilders. Granted, these competitors, male & female are walking chemistry experiments, but the people making the comments weren’t exactly pillars of strength and health.

You can choose anyone from any era; athletes, actors, entertainers, etc. Pick at least one female and one male. If you do pick someone from another era say, Elvis, indicate whether “early Elvis” or “later Elvis” (Hey you never know), same with actors whose bodies have changed throughout their careers. Stallone in Rocky 3 was light years ahead of Stallone in the original.

I will award points for each placing according to your votes, tally them up and we’ll see what the general consensus is. Just e-mail your votes to [email protected] and indicate if you are male or female. Feel free to add a comment or two and I may include a couple of those also.

RING IN A HEALTHY NEW YEAR!

Author; Joni Walton

Happy New Year! It is that time of year when we are all making our resolutions and goals for the upcoming year!

My goal this year is to promote a Healthy Lifestyle! One of the biggest problems in America today is lack of activity. We know it’s good for us but avoid it like the plague either because we’re used to being sedentary or afraid that exercise will be too hard. The truth is, movement is movement and the more you do, the healthier you’ll be. Just adding a little movement to your life can:

Reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes
Improve joint stability
Help maintain flexibility as you age
Maintain bone mass
Prevent osteoporosis and fractures
Improve mood and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression
Enhance self esteem
Reduce stress

One study has found that just a 10% weight reduction helped obese patients reduce blood pressure, cholesterol and increase longevity.
This year I have decided to sponsor my employees to do Project 42 which I just experienced myself. The Project 42 is a 42 day fitness boot camp to train your body and mind to achieve more. The work outs are intense and the nutrition plan is strict. However, if you follow the plan I know from personal experience that you will feel better and look better than you ever have in your entire life. Seven of my employees have taken me up on the offer and we are all pumped and ready to begin January 17th. (Yes, I will be doing it again – we are a team!)
Danlee is also sponsoring a stop smoking program this year for employees. I don’t have to explain the affects of smoking, we all know with each cigarette it reduces your life expectancy by 11 minutes. I don’t know what more of a reason you need to quit than that.
These programs will not only help to improve work performance, it will also help everyone to live a longer and healthier life. We will keep you posted on our progress and be posting pictures and results on our facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/danleefamily

Be Healthy,
Joni