GUANGZHOU, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 8, 2017--
Incorporated (NASDAQ: MTEX), a global health and wellness company
committed to transforming lives to make a better world, is combating the
health hazards posed by excess body fat, or visceral fat, by providing
education about this problem and offering a solution via its TruHealth™
Carrying extra fat has long been established as being unhealthy, and
there are places on the body where those extra pounds are stored that
can have a serious impact on your health.
For example, the health and wellness experts at Mannatech
agree that having too much weight in the thighs or rear is less harmful
than the deep, internal abdominal fat – known as visceral fat, which has
a direct and negative effect on a body’s health.
To deal with this problem, it first needs to be identified. For
instance, the fact that an individual’s pants may be tighter but their
scale weight hasn’t changed may not be a good sign after all.
This is because subcutaneous fat – the sort that gives cellulite – that
lies under the skin and is often stored on the thighs, buttocks and arms
isn’t nearly as problematic as visceral fat. Although it’s important to
keep overall fat levels within a healthy range, it’s visceral fat that
people should be more concerned about.
The good news is visceral fat is not necessarily here to stay. In fact,
visceral fat is often the first fat to go when starting a weight
management program. This is because it can be used as stored energy.
But one should keep an eye on the waistline and should not put so much
stock on scale weight or body mass index numbers. Some studies have
found that even if someone does not fall in the overweight category, and
is building up fat around the middle section, they may be storing too
much visceral fat. So Mannatech suggests taking regular measurements of
the waistline to help monitor this possible fat build up.
Here are a few suggestions from Mannatech
on how to combat the creeping threat of visceral fat:
Get off the couch and get moving. It doesn’t need to be a marathon
run, but regular moderate exercise – 30 minutes per day – can be
helpful. Cardiovascular exercise and weight training will change a
person’s body composition, encouraging a higher muscle-to-fat
ratio. Exercise also encourages stored fat around organs to be
converted back into energy.
Consume good fats
There are plenty of good fats that can be eaten and be part of a
healthy diet. Choose polyunsaturated fats over saturated fats, and
avoid trans fats. Foods high in omegas such as nuts and fish
provide healthy fats.
Cut back on processed carbs
Refined sugar, pasta, white bread and sweets will convert to
glucose in the body and can be stored as fat.
Eat healthy proteins
Start with breakfast, such as boiled or poached eggs, lean meats
and nuts. Throughout the day, snack on high protein snacks to keep
hunger at bay and ease away from the carb dependencies.
Use the TruHealth™
The TruHealth System is composed of three products, the TruPLENISHTM
Nutritional Supplement Shake, TruPURETM Slimsticks and
TruSHAPETM Herbal Dietary Supplement capsules. This
system combines beneficial, whole food diet and water intake
recommendations with naturally sourced supplements and exercise to
help support the body’s natural ability to reduce harmful toxins
and encourage healthy fat-lossŧ. The TruHealth Fat-Loss
System focuses on targeted fat loss and maintaining, if not
increasing, muscle mass while encouraging healthy metabolism rates.
While visceral fat can be the secret enemy when many pursue their fat
loss goals, it is not something that we are doomed to suffer with
For more information about Mannatech and its products, go to www.MeiTaiChina.com.
Mannatech, Incorporated, offers a profound wellness experience that
makes a difference in the lives of people across the world. Through its
innovative Glyconutrition products, Mannatech changes lives, providing
an unprecedented level of natural wellness, freedom and purpose. With
more than 20 years of experience and operations in 26 markets, Mannatech
is committed to transforming lives. For more information, visit MeiTaiChina.com.
Please note: This release contains “forward-looking statements”
within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as
amended, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended,
and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These
forward-looking statements generally can be identified by use of phrases
or terminology such as “intend” or other similar words or the negative
of such terminology. Similarly, descriptions of Mannatech’s objectives,
strategies, plans, goals or targets contained herein are also considered
forward-looking statements. Mannatech believes this release should be
read in conjunction with all of its filings with the United States
Securities and Exchange Commission and cautions its readers that these
forward-looking statements are subject to certain events, risks,
uncertainties and other factors. Some of these factors include, among
others, Mannatech’s inability to attract and retain associates and
members, increases in competition, litigation, regulatory changes and
its planned growth into new international markets. Although Mannatech
believes that the expectations, statements and assumptions reflected in
these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cautions readers to
always consider all of the risk factors and any other cautionary
statements carefully in evaluating each forward-looking statement in
this release, as well as those set forth in its latest Annual Report on
Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, and other filings filed
with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including its
current reports on Form 8-K. All of the forward-looking statements
contained herein speak only as of the date of this release.
†Customers who invite other customers to the Mannatech China
cross-border e-commerce site gain rewards for future product purchases
or cash redemption. The e-commerce business model is not multi-level
marketing or direct selling.
^Mannatech’s cross-border e-commerce model in China is a different
opportunity from Mannatech’s MLM business in other markets. Our
cross-border e-commerce model in China is not an MLM or direct selling
ŧWhen taken with a reduced calorie diet and regular
exercise. Always consult with your physician or other qualified
healthcare provider before embarking on a new diet or program. This
program is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women. If you are
taking medications, have a health condition or are planning a medical
procedure, consult your health professional before beginning this
program. It is also not recommended for children under the age of 18. If
you have any specific questions about these matters you should consult
your doctor or other healthcare provider.
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Source: Mannatech, Incorporated
Raquel Mooring, 972-471-1532