Blogs

Jul 27, 2014

Three Fun Workouts to Change Up Your Routine

Are you looking for ways to make exercise a bigger part of your life? You could try the standard types of exercise — running, walking, biking, or lifting weights. These are tried-and-true methods, but maybe these exercise routines don’t appeal to you. Let’s face it — some people just aren’t cut out to run. We’ve all heard people who despise running say, “If I’m running, something must be chasing me.” Are you one of those people? It’s okay if you are! There are plenty of other ways to get that cardio workout.

Jul 27, 2014

Ten Healthy Recipes to Celebrate National Fruit & Vegetables Month

It’s no secret that fruits and vegetables play a significant role in the human diet. According to studies, getting the proper daily servings of fruits and vegetables has been “strongly associated with reduced risk for some forms of cancer, heart disease, stroke, and other chronic diseases.” Many fruits and vegetables are high in antioxidants (like our personal favorite superfruit, açai), which can help with metabolic activity and eliminating carcinogens from the body. (1)

Jun 5, 2014

The Great Outdoors: Three Reasons to Take Your Workout Outside

When summer (finally!) rolls around every year, the warm breeze and sunshine make it almost painful to spend time cooped up indoors. That’s why summer is the perfect time to head outdoors for a workout. Whether it’s jogging, hiking, a game of softball, or simply chasing your kids around the park, getting your heart rate up in the fresh air has loads of benefits.

Mar 17, 2014

mynt Transforms Direct Selling Opportunity for Gen Y, Gen C

In part one (mynt: Dawn of a New Age in Direct Selling) of this multi-part blog series, I explained what mynt is, what it is not, and how the name “mynt” came to be. Today I want to share insights into the Gen C demographic, the main audience for mynt. I’ll also share ways you can follow and get involved with mynt, to keep up on the latest and greatest news.

“If Gen C won’t go to direct selling, then direct selling must go to Gen C.”

I think that’s how the expression goes. Oh, well…close enough to get the point, right?

Mar 11, 2014

mynt: Dawn of a New Age in Direct Selling

Network marketing is changing—scratch that—has changed!

Gen Y-ers, who by the year 2019 will make up 40% of the US population, will be spending $2.45 trillion by 2015—that’s next year!

So, wouldn’t it make sense to cater to their needs?

Mar 10, 2014

Distributor or Master Gardener: Why You Should Be Both

IF YOU CURSE THE RAIN AND THEN COMPLAIN WHEN THE SUN SHINES TOO HOT, YOU MAY BE MISSING OUT ON ONE OF LIFE’S GREATEST PRINCIPLES. CALL IT KARMA, THE LAW OF ATTRACTION, THE GOLDEN RULE, THE LAW OF THE HARVEST, OR ANY OF ITS OTHER MONIKERS. THIS AGE-OLD PRINCIPLE IS AGING LIKE A FINE WINE IN A WORLD OF INCREASING NEGATIVITY. PLANT THE SEED OF POSITIVE THINKING IN YOUR PROVERBIAL MONAVIE GARDEN AND WATCH WHAT GROWS!

When properly cared for, a garden will produce fruits and vegetables that are beneficial to the body. As useful as a garden is, however, it would be a shame if its practicality ended at the dinner table. A garden’s greatest value may be found in analogy.

Jan 15, 2014

Wake Up Earlier for Weight Loss

A wake-up call from nutritionist Mark Macdonald

We've all heard the saying "You are what you eat," but it's actually “you are what you metabolize!”

The reality is even if you’re eating right and exercising regularly, your sleep is the secret key that unlocks the power of your metabolism and helps turn your body into a fat-burning machine. To help you master your sleep and maximize weight loss, let’s talk about your sleep cycles, hormones and five ways you can “master your sleep.”

Jan 8, 2013

MonaVie RVL 3.0 Formula Coming Soon

We’re just about to introduce an updated version of the popular RVL Nutrition Shake Mix. Keep in mind that the shakes were already amazing in terms of overall “nutrient density” and balance between protein/carbohydrates/fat/fiber, but we took this opportunity to make them even better.

At the company, we refer to this revision as RVL “3.0” because it is the third time we’ve determined that the science of nutrition had progressed enough to warrant an update to the formula. Based on that new science, we adjusted the protein level and source, we slightly tweaked the carbohydrate blend, and we updated and improved the antioxidant profile. What this means is a formula that tastes better, stabilizes blood sugar more effectively, and controls appetite even more effectively than ever before—so you can lose the fat and keep the lean, to look and feel your best.

The new RVL Nutrition Shake Mix is based on a formula that I submitted as part of an International Olympic Committee (IOC) sports nutrition program that I'm a part of. Around the same time that I submitted this formula to the IOC program (May 2012), we were also in the process at MonaVie of updating the “2.0” RVL Shakes. So, when my IOC program colleagues came back with such positive feedback on the formula I submitted (top score based on overall balance from among approximately 100 submissions from around the world), I figured, that if it's good enough for the IOC, and good enough to recommend to the world’s top athletes, then it's probably a great place for MonaVie to be as well. So, we decided to use this same formula as the basis for our RVL 3.0 Nutrition Shake update.

Feb 22, 2012

Rules: In the Game of Basketball and the Game of Life

Without knowing the rules to the game, would you really be playing basketball if someone told you simply to: “put the ball through the hoop”?

In basketball—and in life—rules not only provide the structure necessary for a fair and equitable playing field, but they can also give each participant his or her best chance to succeed and have fun.

The same is true for the MVP distributor training system. MonaVie has developed a Code of Ethics that outlines the “unspoken” rules of the game and creates a culture of mutual respect that will bolster your business and enhance the opportunity for all.  

Jan 16, 2012

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr., Day!

“Martin Luther King made it so everyone can play together.” —My 5-year-old

Last night I asked my five-year-old son what Martin Luther King, Jr., Day was all about, to see what his awareness level was. He replied, “Martin Luther King made it so everyone can play together.” Truly a “from the mouth of babes” moment.