As many of you may know, I am passionate about healthy living. For most of my adult life, I’ve had the privilege to travel the globe as the leading spokesman for the Nutrilite™ brand, encouraging people to actively take charge of their health and well-being.
It’s all about balance
People often ask me what my advice is for living a full life. Whether for family, friends or colleagues, my advice is the same: Build a life with balance between work, love and play. You need all three in your life. Skip one or focus too much on another, and you’ll miss out on all that life offers. It’s like a stool that needs three identical legs to stay steady. These three components, in balance and abundance, are the sturdy foundation on which to build a fulfilling life.
Balance is also an important concept when it comes to diet. It goes back to my father, Carl F. Rehnborg, the founder of Nutrilite food supplements. Over 80 years ago, he introduced the first multivitamin-multimineral supplement of its kind in the North American marketplace. It was a plant-based product that he felt would help balance the diet by filling nutrient gaps found in an inadequate diet.
Finally, I encourage people to embrace balance for the planet. When I was a boy and a young man, my father would speak to me about the importance of the world in balance—from the deep sea to the stars light years away—and how we are all connected. I’ve written about my father’s philosophy and journey to transform his ideas into reality in The Nutrilite Story: Past, Present, Future (2nd edition). He said, “We are not merely on the earth, we are of the earth, intimately related and tied to it and parts of the whole universe.” It is a profound message that continues to resonate with me.
Celebrating healthy living around the world
Francesca and I recently shared the message of balance and optimal health on the Nutrilite 80th Anniversary Color Your Story World Tour. This two-year journey took us to over 30 countries to share the message of optimal health. To witness the excitement generated by healthy living while on tour and to have watched it grow over the years brings me much joy. Take a look:
A positive spiral
By embracing healthy living, we can bring balance to the world. After all, embracing the concept of healthy living has benefits far beyond your personal well-being. When you care about your health, you become more vigilant about your diet and environment, how your foods are grown and prepared, the purity of the water you drink, and the freshness of the air you breathe.
Our singular actions are the beginning of a positive spiral that propels us to do even more as we influence our families, community and ultimately the planet. Together, we can help children and adults of all ages thrive, we can help communities prosper and, most importantly, we can help the planet move toward sustainability for our generation and those that will follow.
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