This Fitness Trainer Makes a Living Helping Other People Feel Good

Interview by Abner Jackson III

Ty Kalandyk is a lifestyle trainer that’s definitely not your every day run of the mill trainer. Ty has built his business around getting his clients lasting results. He’s managed to do that by creating a lifestyle change mindset with his clients. He definitely has a passion for bringing out the best in others.

Tell readers how did you become a lifestyle trainer and how long have you been one for?

I decided to commit to learning how to live a balanced active lifestyle myself. I wanted a lifestyle I could sustain not just some fad diet. After getting results myself I decided to teach others to do the same. That was seven years ago

What are the pros and cons of being a lifestyle trainer?

Hands down the biggest benefits to my job is seeing people completely transform their lives. The cons would be wanting to help everyone but realizing ultimately the balls in their court at the end of the day.

Tell us about the  Herbalife website, what products do you sell and what are your best sellers?

Herbalife is a great nutritional supplement that works tremendously well when mixed with a balanced diet and proper exercise. I deal with a wide variety of products that include inner and outer care for your body. The best sellers are Formula 1 meal replacement shakes because they work great with people’s busy schedules. Also Prolessa because it’s designed to target that annoying mid-section belly fat

How do you keep people motivated to eat healthy, on a diet, losing weight, etc?

Keeping people motivated and working towards their results is what really sets Herbalife apart. We have a host of online platforms customers can participate in to keep them accountable, provide information and also support. We also have hubs set up around the world where people can connect in person through free workouts, challenges, and local lounges.

What would be your dream job?

I stopped the search for my dream job 7 years ago. I’m extremely passionate about helping people become their best. Being a lifestyle trainer was the job that I had long searched for.

Thank you again for your time and letting our readers get to know you. Please let everyone know how you can be reached ( Twitter, IG, FB, websites, etc)?

I offer tons of free workouts, motivation and tips on my social media page You can find me on IG @tykalandyk, facebook Ty Kalandyk or goherbalife,com/synergy

 

5 Easy- Peasy Ways to Stop Getting Sick

Written by Salina Jivani

Don’t you just hate the itchy, scratchy, painful feeling of having a sore throat? Or being clogged with congestion? No one enjoys being under the weather. And while this time of year is notorious for eliciting on onslaught of cold, flus, viruses and untamable bugs, you don’t have to make your body more vulnerable than it already is.

Creating a healthy immune system starts from the inside. By following a few simple practices, you can help yourself remain in good health and (in turn) in good spirits year round.

Eat healthy

Nutrition is key to having a well-functioning body and immune system. Pile up on fruits, veggies and also yogurt, which contains probiotics that help stave off illnesses.

If you have any dietary restrictions for religious or personal purposes (ex: limiting meat or certain foods), be sure to supplement your diet with a multivitamin that’s appropriate for your age and gender. One-a-Day and Centrum brands are great because they have multivitamins designed specifically for this purpose.

Limit the booze

Yes, we all know an occasional red wine is healthy, key word being occasional. While alcohol is expected, sometimes even unavoidable at parties and gatherings, be responsible and don’t overindulge. Doing so over time will certainly affect various organs in your body, mainly your liver, and cost you your good health.

Immunize yourself

Make sure you get your vaccinations on time. Doing this will prevent you from unnecessary hospitalizations and protect you from a whole slew of diseases that are otherwise quite unnecessary to contract—because a simple vaccination can prevent them in the first place!

Stop smoking

Remember that old high school indulgence that quickly turned into a horrid lifetime habit? Kick it! Smoking can not only damage your health, but over time, it can weaken your lungs and immune system. Studies show that puffing often can also make you more susceptible to repeated bouts of serious illnesses such as pneumonia and bronchitis. So if you don’t want to spend your life being bed ridden with illnesses thanks to that cig, chuck this habit to boost your longevity and health.

Get some Zs

Yes, we know it’s impossible sometimes to get a good night’s rest. Especially if you’re running a start-up or have a house full of wee ones around. But sleep is detrimental to a well-functioning immune system and it’s something we all need enough of. So try, try, try to get the recommended amount of shut eye, which for adults is 7-9 hours.

Surprised that these tips sound an awful lot like the ones you always hear for everything from looking younger to having a hot bod? You shouldn’t be. Because at the core of having a healthier you is creating a healthier you, and the steps to that building that foundation remain unchanged. So adopt them and you’ll automatically help yourself (and your body) get a clean bill of health…and maybe a hot bod to spare 😉

Fast food: The Death Culprit

Written By Salina Jivani of “The Great Word Nerd” blog

 

Calories have become all the rave. After McDonald’s made news on multiple occasions for its unhealthy, obesity-inducing meals, and Jared from Subway stepped out, dwarfed by his old fat jeans, claiming that “eating fresh” had helped him lose weight equivalent to that of a grown adult, it’s as though a cyclone of frenzy seized the fast food industry and calorie counts started popping up on drive through menus and nutritional fact sheets everywhere. But don’t be fooled. Although many restaurants are more calorie conscious and aim to make meals more calorie friendly, that doesn’t mean the foods they offer are any healthier for you to consume. In fact, excessive calories are just one thin layer among many others of why you should avoid fast foods like the plague.

 

High Sodium– If you know anything about eating healthy, you know that keeping the salt shaker at bay is a good thing. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), about nine out of every 10 adults consume too much sodium, of which the AHA recommends no more than 1500 milligrams per day. Eat a single meal at a fast food restaurant of your choice and you’re likely to deplete your entire day’s worth of recommended sodium. One serving of Taco Bell’s volcano nachos (1650 milligrams) or a single serving of McDonald’s Big Breakfast with hotcakes (2260 milligrams) and you’re already over the recommended amount. Keeping that level of consumption up with even the slightest bit of regularity and you’ll make yourself infinitely more prone to fatal health concerns, including stroke, headaches, high blood pressure, kidney disease, stomach cancer, and heart failure, to name a few.

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Fake ingredients- When you eat, you want to make sure you’re nourishing your body and consuming something that is healthful. After all, your body will work hard for you as long as you give it the means to do so. But many fast food restaurants don’t have the prized nutrients or vitamins your body craves. In fact, the beef used by many restaurants is not 100% real meat–nowhere even close to that percentage. According to one study, approximately 50% of beef patties are composed of water and only between 2.1%-14.8% of the entire patty is actually real. The remaining 35%-48% is composed of chemical fillers and preservatives, which basically means that on a more favorable scale, 15% of what you ingest is real, nutritional food. The remaining 85%? Fake, lab-tested chemicals. Which brings us to our next point.

 

Low nutrition value–  Of course if you’re not eating real food, you can’t expect your body to extract real nutrients from those foods. And if you’re like the majority of Americans who depend on fast food restaurants for at least half their meals during the week, you’re doing more harm than good by depriving your body of vitamins and minerals that are essential to good health and longevity. The ratio of calories to nutrient density in fast foods is baffling. In other words, eating a fast food meal pretty much means that all you’re feeding your body are harmful chemicals and a ton of extra calories with no true nutritional value to sweeten the deal.

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Food safety-  You wouldn’t ever entertain the thought of eating silly putty for lunch, would you? Opt for chicken nuggets from most fast food restaurants, and it’s likely that you’ll be getting a good dose of dimethylpolysiloxane—the exact chemical found in putty. In fact, according to several studies, the chicken contained in nuggets are not really even meat, but made from a sticky substance created from ground carcass and processed chicken bones. Not scared? Consider this: the chicken nuggets at many restaurants contain a chemical preservative called tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ), which safeguards foods from discoloration. The downside is that while your food will appear fresh, fatal effects of TBHQ in rats include tumors and death.

 

So the next time you decide you’re too lazy to pack a good ol’ homemade brown-bag lunch, think about what you’re sacrificing at the cost of convenience. Although an occasional meal here and there at a local joint likely won’t harm you, it’s always a good idea to prepare home cooked meals in advance so that you’re not left tempted to turn that occasional fast food visit into a regular habit. Besides, who doesn’t want to save some money and avoid a ton of unnecessary calories?