Spring in your steps…

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Spring is well and truly here! It’s time to come out of winter hibernation mode and make some positive changes to your wellbeing.

Here are just a couple of ideas to get you started.

Go for a walk everyday. As you stride out, focus on all the good things you feel most grateful for. After that, take a mental note of how you feel. This simple technique will give you a sense of wellbeing.

Wear the mStrides while you walk. With mStrides in place, walking helps create a dynamic energy flow — in effect, a magnetic field generator inside shoes. Whether at home or in a non-physical activity job, the Kenko mSteps can also help you achieve the same sense of wellbeing as the mStrides with the added feature of relaxing massage nodes. Raised surface points provide the refreshing sensation of a foot massage when walking, standing or sitting — all day.

Take care of your feet. A good quality pair of socks is essential when you walk whether it is a short distance or a longer one.

Benefiting from high-quality cotton blend for comfort and durability, the ThermoWear Golf Socks are designed to help keep your feet comfortable no matter where your steps are taking you. Whether you are playing sport, planning to attend the British Masters Golf European Tour in April or just planning your trip away for the Easter holidays, the ThermoWear Golf Socks could help offer your feet that added comfort and a positive sense of wellbeing.

Nature has a way of making people feel calm, and exercising outside can strengthen that effect. It also becomes a major distraction from all the stresses of life.

Numerous studies have demonstrated that engaging in regular physical activity improves mental and physical health, which is why health organisations, such as the UK Department of Health, recommend adults engage in a minimum 150 minutes of physical activity per week.

The benefits of exposure to natural environments and regular exercise has led to suggestions that there may be an added benefit of exercising outdoors beyond the benefits experienced when exercising in an indoor environment.

Social interaction is yet another great benefit of getting out there as people tend to interact more with others when outdoors. And last but not least, Vitamin D… it’s well known that increased exposure to sunlight may help increase levels of vitamin D. This vitamin is very important for the immune function and also for the maintenance of bone growth and repair.

This spring, walk your way to your wellbeing!

(26th March)

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22nd March 2018 is World Water Day

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To coincide with this day, we are also focusing on water and running a promotion on a select number of Nikken PiMag® water products… 

Nikken PiMag Waterfall® and PiMag® Water Bottlemore than just another water filter product…

Filtered water is probably the best option for drinking. According to the Food and Water Watch Organization, water filters can even be more cost effective than bottled water, especially when evaluating costs over a 5, 10 and 20 – year period.1 Plus kinder to the environment.

Experts recommend looking for a water filter that satisfies the standards of NSF International, a non-profit organization that conducts safety testing for food and water industries. Look specifically for what type of contaminants the water filter will remove.

The PiMag Waterfall® complies with NSF standards as follows:

  • NSF Standard 42 – Reduction of chlorine, chloramine, taste and odor
  • NSF Standard 53 – Reduction of mercury, volatile organic chemicals (VOCs)
  • NSF Standard 372 – Lead compliance

The PiMag Waterfall® is an advanced filtration system that produces water with added minerals in a pH range of 8.5 – 9.5. Regular tap water typically has a pH range of 6.5 – 8.5, with 7 considered “basic” and below 7 as acidic. 2

Because the PiMag Waterfall® works without electricity or plumbing, it can be used in any location. As with all PiMag® products, the Waterfall and Water Bottle is made with recyclable and biodegradable materials.

Replacement Filters – The filter in the PiMag Waterfall® Gravity System and PiMag® Water Bottle is at its optimum for approximately three months (or approximately 250 refills for the bottle). It should then be replaced to continue to create fresh PiMag® water.

Sign your customers up to receive future filter purchases on Autoship. They will receive fresh PiMag Waterfall® Pack Filters (#1381) or PiMag® Water Bottle Filters (#1376) when they need them; whilst also receiving the Autoship discount! 

  1. https://www.waterbenefitshealth.com/filtered-drinking-water.html
  2. www.water-research.net/ph.htm

SPECIAL OFFER – From 13th March 2018 to April 30th 2018, save £117.00 off the price of the PiMag Waterfall® and £30.00 off the price of the PiMag® Water Bottle.

PiMag Waterfall® – #1380
Offer Price only: £255.00               Saving: £117.00

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Offer Price only: £42.00                 Saving: £30.00 

Prices shown are Retail including VAT.

(12th March)

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Just good food…

just good food

Choosing food that is good for you and also tastes delicious is easy… Here are five foods that are nutrient dense, versatile, tasty and easy to incorporate into an Active Wellness regimen.

Green tea: Catechins make this beverage a super beverage. Catechins are antioxidants that may help and aid in weight loss. A study published in The Journal of Nutrition found that exercisers who drank four to five cups of green tea daily and worked out for 25 minutes or more lost more belly fat than counterparts who did not drink green tea.

Swap your regular coffee or tea for Kenzen Ten4® Matcha Green Tea Drink. Formulated with top quality matcha green tea powder, this formulation eliminates brewing and is simply stirred for a quick hot or cold refreshing drink.

Almonds: A great source of mono and polyunsaturated fats, almonds contain fewer calories than most other types of nuts, along with fiber and vitamin E. The Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition printed a study that found almonds to be helpful in burning fat and carbs during workouts.

Legumes: Weight management experts often recommend a high-protein diet to help lose and maintain weight. Vegetarians and vegans often find it easier to reach protein intake goals by eating lots of legumes (lentils, chickpeas, peas, beans, etc.) or adding a supplement such as pea protein. Pea protein’s high levels of branched-chain amino acids are believed to make it exceptionally beneficial for muscle mass preservation and stimulation of fat loss. Pea protein powder is among the most hypoallergenic of protein powders, as it contains no gluten or dairy. See KVB®.

Broccoli: Only 30 calories per serving, this cruciferous vegetable is a substantial source of calcium and antioxidants. Because it is high in fiber, you don’t need to eat a huge amount to feel full. Since calcium is found largely in dairy products, broccoli is a viable alternative. A versatile veggie, you can incorporate it into stir fries, boil, steam or eat it raw in salads or as crudite.

Brown rice: Filling but low in calories, brown rice is a staple in Active Wellness households. It’s full of fiber and a source of phytonutrients. Legumes, brown rice and broccoli are easy to cook and eat, but if you want to forgo pots and pans, you can simply make a protein shake with KVB® Natural Food Mix. In either vanilla or chocolate flavour, it contains organic pea protein as its primary ingredient and also has organic broccoli and organic rice protein, among many other beneficial ingredients, such as MCTs, organic chlorella and organic cilantro. KVB® is a healthy meal replacement mix. For a tasty alternative mix with Almond or Coconut Milk, add fresh berries and blend, or Ciaga®v for a tailored flavour. KVB® is organic based and suitable for vegans.

Kenzen Ten4® Matcha Green Tea Drink is a matcha green tea based drink which also contains organic brown rice solids – bringing you all the benefits of brown rice in a convenient drink that you can enjoy every day.

With convenience provided by Nikken Wellness nutritional supplements, healthy eating has never been simpler.

(5th March)

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NEW Kenzen Lactoferrin 2.0™

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We are excited to launch new Nikken Kenzen Lactoferrin 2.0™.

The word Lactoferrin derives from Latin; Lacto = Milk and Ferrin = Iron. This new formulation contains more than three times the amount of Lactoferrin compared to our previous formula and may help address the body’s need for iron. We have also sourced more of the ingredients as organic – something that we always strive to do at Nikken.

What is Lactoferrin?

Lactoferrin is a protein that has several important biological functions to help support your overall wellness. One of the main benefits of Lactoferrin is that it helps bind and transport iron, an essential mineral that helps the body to carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.

Why Lactoferrin 2.0™?

In addition to helping your body to increase iron absorption, Lactoferrin 2.0 is gentle on the digestive system and supports the good gut bacteria that is so crucial for your overall wellbeing.  Lactoferrin helps the body absorb what is already there and importantly, does so without upsetting the stomach.

Lactoferrin 2.0™ takes the formulation up a level with the addition of four organic ingredients:  Organic Inulin, Organic Rhodoil, Organic Ginger and Organic Turmeric

Benefits of Kenzen Lactoferrin 2.0™

  1. With Kenzen Lactoferrin 2.0™ there is 200 mg of Lactoferrin in each capsule – three times more than in the previous Lactoferrin 1.8.
  2. The product is lactose-free, gluten-free, and suitable for vegetarians.
  3. Organic Inulin, organic Ginger, organic Turmeric and organic Rhodiola work together with Lactoferrin to help produce anti-oxidant effects and anti-inflammatory properties that may help in the support of overall health.
  4. Lactoferrin 2.0™ is premium quality and sourced from the world’s leading manufacturer.
  5. Lactoferrin 2.0™ is a perfect fit with the Nikken Active Wellness lifestyle.

Try the new formulation – available now.

Contact your Independent Nikken Consultant or discover more at: http://www.nikkenwellbeing.co.uk/p/lactoferrin-gold-20.html

Kenzen Lactoferrin 2.0™  (30 Capsules)

New product code: #15700

LAUNCH OFFER GIFT: Unisex Synergy Bracelet (#19382) – NEW Customer and NEW Registered Customer Autoships, set up and paid for before 25th March 2018, that contain the new Kenzen Lactoferrin 2.0™ will be sent the Unisex Synergy Bracelet as a thank you gift.

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What are the benefits of using a face serum?

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The face serum has now become an essential in both men and women’s skincare routine, but still many people are confused about why and when to use it. A serum is a product with the intent to deliver a potent shot of ingredients directly into your skin so you should apply to your skin after cleansing but before moisturising.

Unlike a moisturiser, serums have a lipid-soluble base, which allows the active ingredients to penetrate into the epidermis instead of lying on the surface. This makes them great for targeting specific concerns like wrinkles, brightness, acne or hydration.

TRUE Elements® Face Serum contains active ingredients that help reinforce the skin, promoting cellular renewal and the creation of elastin fibres to help maintain the skin’s natural suppleness. Hyaluronic acid helps plumps the skin and may help stimulate collagen production to keep skin looking smoother and more youthful.

Due to the level of concentration only a pea-sized amount of serum is required, it should be gently massaged into your face and neck, after cleansing. You can then apply your regular moisturiser such as TRUE Elements® Nourishing Face Cream.  Watch our new ‘How to…’ video for extra hints and tips.

When choosing TRUE elements® Marine Organic Skincare you can be confident that you are using the highest quality ingredients on your skin. Organic skincare can give you confidence that what you are putting on your skin is free of parabens, GMO’s, mineral oils, phthalates, phenoxyethanol, PEG, EDTA, synthetic colourings and fragrances.

TRUE elements® Marine Organic Skincare is a synergistic blend of organic seaweeds and coastline plant. The rich blend of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids and anti-oxidants in the seaweed underpins the range. Packed full of naturally powerful ingredients TRUE elements® Marine Organic Skincare, is pH balanced to work in harmony with the skin’s natural chemistry.

To discover more about TRUE elements® Marine Organic Skincare or to find out about our special skincare offers speak to you Nikken Consultant.

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Winter workouts

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Did you know that exercising in cold weather may not only help keep extra pounds at bay but it may also help combat the winter blues?

“All exercise can increase your levels of those feel-good hormones, endorphins. But because your body has to work harder in the cold, your endorphin production is boosted even more, leading to a happier state of mind.”1 explained Dr. Keven Plancher, Head of Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in New York when speaking to Women’s Health magazine. Women’s Health also points out that a workout outside—even when the air is cold—can give you some much-needed sun exposure in the dark winter months, which may boost your mood as well.2

To help you stay motivated and consistent on an Active Wellness lifestyle, here are some tips:

  1. Eat healthy carbs a couple of hours before strenuous activities to keep your body warm and energetic. This also helps prevent fatigue.
  2. Do not drink caffeinated beverages before working out, because they can cause dehydration.
  3. Drink water or beverages with electrolytes before, during and after your workout to avoid cramping and dizziness. The PiMag® Water Bottle is ideal with its built-in water filter.
  4. Set exercise/weight goals and write them down. Ask your Nikken Consultant for information about our Weight Management Plan to help you. Remember there is FREE SHIPPING on all Weight Management Packs ordered before 31st March 2018.
  5. Reward yourself periodically as you achieve your goals, but not with food, so you don’t associate pleasure only with edible treats.
  6. Wear KenkoTherm® Support Wraps to help your muscles and joints stay warm and stable.

Before undertaking any exercise you should be healthy and ensure you dress appropriately for the weather. If you have any health issues you should not exercise in really cold weather. If the temperature drops to below minus 10 Celsius it is advisable to workout indoor instead.

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  1. https://www.bustle.com/articles/174136-8-weird-ways-weather-affects-your-workout
  2. https://www.bustle.com/articles/174136-8-weird-ways-weather-affects-your-workout

Healthy Hair Starts with a Healthy Scalp

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A healthy hair care regimen requires us to keep our scalps clean and sufficiently moisturised. How often we wash our hair and what we use can go a long way toward maintaining smooth, shiny hair. Depending on our personal skin and hair type, here is our guide to help maintain healthy hair:

  1. Wash oily hair more frequently. If your scalp is oily, you may need to wash it every day but you need to be careful not to over wash and disturb the natural balance of oil. If you have chemically treated hair, your hair may be drier, so you may want to wash it less frequently to maintain natural moisture. As you get older, your scalp makes less oil, so you again you may not need to shampoo as often.
  2. Concentrate shampoo on the scalp. Washing only your hair can create flyaway hair that is dull and coarse. After massaging gently into the scalp, be sure to rinse thoroughly.
  3. Use conditioner after every shampoo. Using a conditioner can significantly improve the look of damaged or weathered hair by increasing shine, decreasing static electricity, improving strength and offering some protection from harmful UV rays.
  4. Concentrate conditioner on the hair, not the scalp.Conditioners can make fine hair look limp, for oily hair concentrate on the lengths rather than the roots. Again, be sure to rinse thoroughly.
  5. Let your hair air dry whenever you can. Hair dryers, curling irons, flat irons anything that produces artificial heat can damage hair and lead it to becoming too dry.
  6. Choose a range that is Sulfates, Parabens and PEGS free. True ElementsShampoo and separate Conditioner contain quality, natural ingredients, such as Aloe Leaf Extract, Bentonite, Pro-Vitamin B5, Vitamin E, Copper Gluconate, Peppermint Oil and Germanium Sesquioxide that work together to clean, moisturise and condition the scalp. Formulated for all hair types (dry, normal, oily, chemically-treated, colour-enhanced, male, female) to help maintain healthy scalp and hair.

Purchase True Elements Shampoo and True Elements Conditioner from your Nikken Consultant. To connect with a Nikken Consultant click here.

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