Thursday, 18 April 2013

Six Weeks, Six Pounds: Six Tips to Help You Shape Up for Summer


LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dreading swimsuit season? The days are getting longer and the weather is warming up — which means you can't hide under that heavy winter clothing for much longer. With about six weeks to go before the start of summer, now is the time to get started. Last minute efforts often mean a lot of sacrifice and little payoff — but if you start now, there's still time to safely shed some of that extra winter padding.
"The threat of a warmer climate and skimpier clothing sends people into a ‘get slim quick' frenzy," says Samantha Clayton, director, fitness education at global nutrition company, Herbalife. "But trying to lose more than one or two pounds a week isn't advisable, or safe," she adds.
A two-pronged approach of diet and exercise is the way to get results. But if you haven't worked out for a while, you'll want to take it slow and steady. "If you jump into a fitness routine that's too difficult, you're unlikely to sustain it," Clayton says.
The same holds true for diet. "Many people are in such a hurry to drop weight that they cut their calories too far," notes Susan Bowerman, MS, RD. "Not only can they not keep up with such a strict plan," she adds, "they just don't have the energy to get through their day, not to mention trying to get through a strenuous workout."
Clayton and Bowerman agree that with careful attention to ‘calories in — calories out,' most people should be able to lose about a pound a week. Here are six of their best tips to help you look your best when summer arrives:
  • Start right away. Wishing and daydreaming about having a perfect body in time for summer is not going to get you any closer to your goal. So get started today. If it's been a while since you've been active, a simple walk or bike ride is a perfect place to start.
  • Prioritize the changes you want to make. Then, tackle the easier ones first. If skipping breakfast is your problem, make a point to start the day with a healthy, protein-rich meal that will keep hunger away until lunch. Try some cottage cheese or yogurt with fruit; maybe a protein shake made with milk, protein powder and fresh fruit; or a simple egg white omelet.
  • Take it slow and steady. Jumping into a fitness routine that is too difficult often backfires. If you take on too much, too soon, the resulting sore muscles — or even injury - may derail your plans. Aiming for 30 minutes of activity a day is a great starting point.
  • Have a plan. In order for your body to change, your workout must change as you adapt to your new increased activity. As you get fitter and your workout seems easier, you can increase your intensity or duration to push your body to improve.
  • Resist the temptation to weigh too often. Weight can fluctuate, so jumping on the scale every day may not be the best indicator of your progress. Rather than focusing on weight loss, pay attention to your other achievements — the ease of lifting more weights, improvements in your diet, or the inches you're losing around your waistline.
  • Keep a log to stay motivated. Keeping track of what you eat and how much exercise you get is one of the key components to successful weight loss. And do it every day. Write it all down honestly, and give yourself a pat on the back when you're good. But don't beat yourself up when you're not. Tomorrow is another day.
"The truth is, there are no short cuts," says Clayton. "You may not get a ‘six-pack' in six weeks," she notes, "but wouldn't it feel great to drop a few pounds and feel more fit when summer comes?"
Bowerman is a registered dietician and paid consultant for Herbalife.
Nutrition and fitness blogs can be read at www.discovergoodnutrition.com.
About Herbalife Ltd.
Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) is a global nutrition company that sells weight-management, nutrition, and personal care products intended to support a healthy lifestyle. Herbalife products are sold in more than 80 countries to and through a network of independent distributors. The company supports the Herbalife Family Foundation and its Casa Herbalife program to help bring good nutrition to children. Herbalife's website contains information about Herbalife, including financial and other information at www.herbalife.com

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Herbalife Announces That It Will Continue to Be Official Nutrition Partner of FC Spartak Moscow for the 2013-14 Season


LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) has announced that it will continue as the Official Nutrition Partner of FC Spartak Moscow for the 2013-2014 Russian Premier League season.
Herbalife has been the official nutrition partner of FC Spartak-Moscow since 2011. The new agreement will see Herbalife specialists continue to work with the club to develop optimal nutrition programs and provide all their sports nutrition products. The company's logo will continue to feature on the players' shirts during Russian league matches, at the team's home stadium, and on all other media.
"We are happy to continue our cooperation with Herbalife, as a recognized global expert in the field of balanced nutrition products," noted Roman Askhabadze, Director General, FC Spartak-Moscow.
The sponsorship of football teams is part of Herbalife's broader program aimed at promoting healthy and active lifestyles. FC Spartak Moscow is one of a number of high profile football teams and players that are using Herbalife products worldwide, including Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona (Spain), the Los Angeles Galaxy (USA), Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine), Reading FC (UK) and others.
About Herbalife Ltd.
Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) is a global nutrition company that sells weight-management, nutrition and personal care products intended to support a healthy lifestyle. Herbalife products are sold in more than 80 countries to and through a network of independent distributors. The company supports the Herbalife Family Foundation and its Casa Herbalife program to help bring good nutrition to children. Herbalife's website contains information about Herbalife, including financial and other information for investors at http://ir.Herbalife.com. The company encourages investors to visit its website from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted. 

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Herbalife Ltd First Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek


Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, April 30, 2012. Herbalife is a marketing company that sells weight management, nutritional supplement, energy, sports and fitness products and personal care products.
Herbalife Ltd. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet
Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is for profit of 81 cents per share, a rise of 14.1% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from 78 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has been unchanged at 81 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $3.64 per share, a rise of 10% from last year.
Past Earnings Performance: Last quarter, the company beat estimates by 13 cents, coming in at profit of 86 cents a share versus the estimate of net income of 73 cents a share. It marked the fourth straight quarter of beating estimates.
Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts predict a rise of 12.3% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $892.9 million.
Analyst Ratings: Analysts are bullish on this stock, with 11 analysts rating it as a buy, none rating it as a sell and one rating it as a hold.
A Look Back: In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, profit rose 30.1% to $105.4 million (86 cents a share) from $81 million (65 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 19.8% to $884.6 million from $738.4 million.
Key Stats:
The company enters this earnings announcement with substantial revenue momentum. The company has averaged year-over-year revenue growth of 26.5% over the last four quarters.
After experiencing income increases the last three quarters, the company is hoping to keep the good news coming with this earnings announcement. Net income rose 35.7% in the second quarter of the last fiscal year and 42.6% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year before increasing again in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year.
Stock Price Performance: Between January 27, 2012 and April 24, 2012, the stock price rose $11.88 (20.8%), from $57.22 to $69.10. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between May 20, 2011 and May 31, 2011, when shares rose for seven straight days, increasing 8.1% (+$4.19) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between November 3, 2011 and November 10, 2011 when shares fell for six straight days, dropping 7.3% (-$4.40) over that span.
(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Herbalife-sponsored team Reading FC automatically promoted to the Premier League next season!

Join us in congratulating Herbalife-sponsored team Reading FC, who won 1-0 against Nottingham Forest last night at Madejski Stadium, to now guarantee them a place in the Premier League next season!

This becomes Herbalife's first English Premier League sponsorship.

As a Herbalife Distributor, make sure you're following Reading in the last 2 games of the season to see if they will win the Championship, and follow them next season in the Premiership.

For more information on our work with Reading, please click here.

Wishing you every success in your Herbalife business,

Herbalife UK & Ireland