Monday, November 29, 2010

USANA to Sponsor Visa Women's Ski Jumping Team

Utah company to provide vital financial support to the only women's discipline not allowed to compete in the Olympics 


USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: USNA), a nutritional supplements manufacturer based in Salt Lake City, today announced it will be the official health supplements supplier of the Visa Women's Ski Jumping Team. The team that continues to compete on the Continental Cup circuit and has been fighting for inclusion in the Olympic Winter Games has persevered on limited funding.

"There are still hurdles to cross," says Deedee Corradini, Women's Ski Jumping USA president. "A recent International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision has made the inclusion of women's ski jumping in the 2014 Olympics contingent upon athlete performance at the Oslo World Championships in February 2011. We are grateful for USANA's sponsorship. We need all the support we can get."

Ski jumping is the only discipline in the Olympic Games that does not allow women to participate.

"It's an honor to sponsor the Visa Women's Ski Jumping Team and to help advance women in sports," says Dan Macuga, USANA's Vice President of Marketing. "We hope our financial support of these tremendous athletes will help get them the resources and recognition they deserve. We wholly support the inclusion of women's ski jumping in the Olympics and we will do our part to get them there."

Lindsey Van, of Park City, is the sport's first female world champion and has been jumping for nearly 20 years. "We've been waiting for 10 years to be included in the Games. We know we're ready and we want to show the world in Sochi 2014 what we can do."

In addition to sponsoring the Visa Women's Ski Jumping Team, USANA demonstrates its commitment to sports by sponsoring teams and organizations such as the Women's Tennis Association, US Speedskating, USA Luge and many others.

About WSJ-USA: Women's Ski Jumping USA is a 501c3 nonprofit foundation that supports the Visa Women's Ski Jumping Team and promotes the sport for women internationally. It is a primary goal of WSJ-USA to have women ski jumpers worldwide recognized for their accomplishments and be allowed to compete in the Olympic Winter Games. Learn more at

About USANA: USANA Health Sciences develops and manufactures high-quality nutritionals, personal care, energy and weight management products that are sold directly to Preferred Customers and Associates throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Mexico, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

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SOURCE: USANA Health Sciences, Inc.
USANA Health Sciences, Inc.
Ashley Collins
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WSJ-USA communications
Whitney Childers

Saturday, November 27, 2010

USANA’s Nutrimeal Blows Away the Competition

USANA’s Nutrimeal Blows Away the Competition

Have you had your Nutrimeal™ today?

The versatility, balance, taste, convenience—and the list goes on and on—make it the right shake for any occasion. Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, dinner, pre- or post-workout, a meal-replacement, a mid-morning pick-me-up, or any way you use it, you know how awesome Nutrimeal is.

If you haven’t experienced it firsthand, what are you waiting for?

Maybe you just need more information about how Nutrimeal compares to other shakes on the market and the fast-food breakfasts we rely on? We have the solution: Two new flyers extolling the virtues of Nutrimeal. Go download the breakfast comparison chart (US English)(CA English)(Spanish)(French)(US Chinese)(CA Chinese) to see how Nutrimeal can help keep your waistline slim and your wallet fat. See how it stacks up to other shakes on the market with the competition comparison flyer (English Low-res)(English High-res) • (Spanish) • (French) • (Chinese).

And if you haven’t had the chance to taste how delicious a perfectly balanced shake can be, that’s an easy fix—go over to the shopping cart and pick up a bag. It’s so good you’ll be adding it to your Autoship in no time!


- by Pete Zdanis

I spend a lot of time working with new people in my group helping them develop their goals and action plans for their USANA business.

I always ask them to make the initial effort to put their goals and plans in writing, and then share them with me for review and suggestions. The main reason I do this is because, unless they develop their goals themselves, they will never take ownership of them and will likely not take the necessary actions to reach the goals.

What I usually discover in the first draft I receive from new distributors is one of two extremes:

o Very general and vague - "I want to earn $1,000.00 per week in USANA."

o Extremely detailed and mind-numbing "business plans" which would require a Harvard MBA to understand.

The first example is far too general, and doesn't provide any detail on what must be done to achieve the goal. At the end of every day, there would be no way to measure if you made any progress toward your goal.

The second example is far too detailed, and usually overwhelms people and causes "paralysis by analysis". It would be impractical to review an elaborate business plan daily to measure progress.

What's the solution?:

Start with one or two high level goals with a specific target date, and then "work backward" to develop more specific action plans to achieve the goal(s).

For example:

Primary Goal:

"Become a Gold Director in 12 months."

Good. That's a specific goal with a defined time frame.

Now, let's break that down into smaller, manageable actions steps that are needed to achieve the goal.

For example, we know that the average Gold Director has personally sponsored 30 to 40 new Distributors.

So, let's define an action step, or secondary goal, to reach the primary goal:

"Personally sponsor three new Distributors per month".

OK. That will certainly get us to our primary goal, but - How do we sponsor three new Distributors per month?

Well, let's break it down into even smaller steps................

There are many, many different ways and methods to sponsor new distributors - warm market, classified ads, purchased leads, etc., etc. The various methods, combined with the individual Distributor's belief, confidence and experience level, make it difficult to determine specifically, at least initially, how many presentations a particular Distributor would have to make to sponsor one new Distributor

For the sake of this exercise, let simply, assume that they would sponsor one out of every ten people they make a presentation to. Note: By "presentation", I am referring to an H&F Meeting, a one-on-one H&F Presentation in person, an information pack sent by snail mail or e-mail, or a telephone presentation using the H&F Presentation, Fast Facts, etc. Therefore, we would need to make thirty presentations in one month in order to sponsor three new Distributors in a month.

So, our next level goal or action step would be:

"Make 30 presentations per month."

OK - Hang in there, we're almost done.............

Not everyone we talk to is interested in learning more about becoming involved in USANA. So, we're obviously going to need to contact more than 30 people in order to schedule 30 presentations. Again, the ratio of contacts to presentations varies widely based on many variables, similar to those listed above. But, for the sake of example, let's assume that half of the people we contact would be interested in learning more about USANA, i.e., would be willing to view / attend / listen to a presentation.

So, our next level goal or action step would be:

"Make 60 contacts per month." (Or an average of two per day)

NOW we have something to grab on to. We now know that, in order to become a Gold Director in one year, (Primary Goal) you would need to make an average of two contacts per day (Single Daily Action Plan – SDA).

Now, at the end of every day, you can look back at your activities for the day, ask yourself if you took needed action to reach your primary goal, provide an answer, and rate yourself:

o Zero Contacts - "F" - failed for the day.

o One Contact - "C" - did okay, but need to do better tomorrow.

o Two Contacts - "A" - achieved my goal, and am on track to reach my primary goal.

o More than two Contacts - "A+" - I may reach my primary goal faster than my target date.

CAUTION: Don't get all hung up about the numbers in the above examples. They are simply that - examples. As you gain in experience and knowledge, you may find that more than half of the people you contact would be willing to learn more about USANA, and that more than 10% of the presentations you make will result in a signup. In fact, I KNOW that will be the case.

Best of success!

© Zdanis USANA Power Team ®  - - All Rights Reserved

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Monday, November 22, 2010

USANA: Boost Your Immunity Protection with New Booster C 600™

Boost Your Immunity Protection with New Booster C 600™


USANA knows how important it is to give your immune system the support it needs, especially with the stress your immune system is under this season. That’s why USANA created a new product specifically designed to support healthy immune defenses—Booster C 600™.

A delicious lemon-berry flavored powder that can be taken straight or mixed with water, Booster C 600 comes in convenient single-serving stick packs, so they are easy to use for people on-the-go. So, whether you are shaking hands with groups of new customers, riding in a crowded plane, or at the family holiday party, your personal immunity boost can be carried with you wherever you go.

What Makes It Different?
What sets Booster C 600 apart from other immunity supplements on the market is its special blend of immunity-supporting ingredients. Not only does it contain zinc, echinacea, and elderberry, but it also includes USANA’s own proprietary vitamin C supplement Poly C®. And, as it is created by scientists at USANA, you can trust that Booster C 600 is safe, pure, and effective.

Booster C 600 is also the perfect seasonal companion to USANA’s other supplements to support immunity health: Proflavanol® C100, USANA® Probiotic, Pure Rest™, and USANA’s Vitamin D supplement. Because of the potent immune boosting ingredients that Booster C 600 provides, it should NOT be taken longer than two weeks at a time. It is the perfect solution just for those times when you feel your immunity needs a little boost.

Sampling with Stick Packs
Since they come in individual packets that cost just over $0.90 each, Booster C 600 is also perfect for sampling. Pass them out to your friends, family, and acquaintances who would likely be open to getting their own boost this winter. Be sure to download the Booster C 600 sample sheet (English)(Spanish) • (Chinese) to pass out along with the stick pack to give your prospects all the information they need to know about this powerful new product. You can also send your prospects an eCard, available with a subscription to The Income Maximizer™, featuring Booster C 600.

As a seasonal product, Booster C 600 is only available for a limited time. Give yourself a boost this winter and buy yours today!

Booster C 600™ – 28 Pack
Item #143
$29.50 – 22 SVP

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

USANA - Beat the Holiday Rush with USANA’s Holiday Shopping Spree

Beat the Holiday Rush with USANA’s Holiday Shopping Spree

You’ve waited all year for this. Don’t miss USANA’s Holiday Shopping Spree, from November 22–24! This three-day sale is the perfect chance to beat the holiday rush for all your gift-giving needs, while saving money on all of your favorite USANA products.
  • Get discounts on some of our most popular Optimizers and Sensé™ products.
  • Cappuccino Nutrimeal™ is back by popular demand.
  • Get new products, like USANA’s Booster C 600™ and Blanc Balance™.
  • Plus, there’s much, much more!

And that’s not all—the first 100 people to spend $100 or more on Holiday Shopping Spree merchandise will receive a free gift! The gift includes a free Rev3 t-shirt, “Best Live Event in America” t-shirt (both shirts will be random sizes), Rev3 LifeMasters, USANA key ring, and a MyHealthPak™ sample pack—all valued at over $35!*

Be sure to include your downline in all the fun. Send them the Holiday Specials eCard so they don’t miss out.

Visit the Shopping Cart and go to “Product Specials” to view all the incredible holiday savings. The list of specials goes on and on, but unfortunately, the sale doesn’t. Don’t miss it!

*Free gift is shipped separately and will not be received with your order

Friday, November 19, 2010

USANA: New Diabetes Projections "Paint Sobering Picture of the Future"

New Diabetes Projections "Paint Sobering Picture of the Future"

Without widespread intervention, one in three American adults could have type 2 diabetes by the year 2050. - Read more about this research below.

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic health condition that develops when the body becomes resistant to insulin, a hormone that regulates carbohydrate and fat metabolism. The exact mechanism by which type 2 diabetes occurs is unknown, but a number of correlating risk factors - particularly obesity and physical inactivity - are well-established. Unfortunately, the number of individuals with type 2 diabetes has increased sharply in recent years, with an estimated $174 billion cost to the United States in 2007 alone.

A number of papers have attempted to project type 2 diabetes prevalence 5, 10, and 20+ years into the future. Unfortunately, most of these projections have relied on weak or outdated metrics, including old census data, static mortality rates, and overly simple estimations of diabetes incidence. A recent paper from researchers at the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion hoped to overcome these weaknesses by utilizing recent census data and a matrix of factors derived from an extensive literature review.
The researchers describe their results as "a sobering picture of the future growth of diabetes." Their most optimistic values point to 21% of the U.S. adult population having type 2 diabetes in the year 2050. A middle-ground scenario predicts a prevalence of 25%-28%, while high-end data points to a diabetes prevalence of 33%, or 1 in 3 adults. To put these numbers in perspective, approximately 7% of the U.S. adult population had type 2 diabetes in 2007. In 1990, prevalence was below 5%. 

Unlike some chronic diseases, type 2 diabetes risk can be reduced by relatively moderate lifestyle changes. Losing weight (if overweight or obese), improving dietary choices, and regular exercise are all known to reduce risk of acquiring type 2 diabetes. The authors of this paper note that such changes "can help to decrease loss in quality of life and the future cost of providing care for people with diabetes. Indeed, such efforts are essential if we hope to moderate or slow the growth of diabetes prevalence." 

Boyle JP, Thompson TJ, Gregg EW, Barker LE, Williamson DF. Projection of the year 2050 burden of diabetes in the US adult population: dynamic modeling of incidence, mortality, and prediabetes prevalence. 2010. Population Health Metrics 8:29.