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The Habits of Health System

As a Health Coach you will also introduce your Clients to Dr. A’s Habits of Health System, which contains everything they need to replace poor eating and other lifestyle habits you might have developed with healthy ones that will contribute to their long-term success. By making small, consistent changes in habits, they can learn to sustain their results for life.

The Habits of Health System lays the groundwork for your Client’s long-term success. The system was created by Take Shape for Life®’s Co-Founder, Dr. Wayne S. Andersen, and is detailed in his best-selling book, Dr. A’s Habits of Health—The Path to Permanent Weight Control and Optimal Health. Dr. A addresses the underlying habits that contribute to the epidemic of obesity and poor health in our culture, and provides practical and sustainable ways of changing those habits by adopting different behaviors.

We help people achieve results that are simply extraordinary, and now you are a part of what we do. By coaching other people to Optimal Health by changing their poor habits into healthy ones, you will be helping them achieve their own dreams and reach their potential. That is work you can feel good about!

Dr. A’s Habits of Health


Straight from the source comes this in-depth guide to lifelong Optimal Health. With compassion and peerless expertise, Dr. Wayne Scott Andersen (co-founder of Take Shape For Life®) shows you how to reach and maintain a healthy weight, and create a life for yourself that’s filled with vitality and confidence. His balance of compassion and deep knowledge make this book a treasure for anyone who years to experience health, hope, and happiness. Create a life around the habits of health that will direct every decision you make.

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Healthy Eating

Taking charge of our own health starts with making choices about which foods we put into our bodies. In these modern times we have easy access to foods that are very high in fat, sugar and calories, and we don’t have to expend very much energy, if any at all, to prepare them. As a result, we consume far too many calories each day, which is the primary factor leading to our nation’s obesity problem.

Healthy eating habits begin with paying attention to the quality of the food we consume, as well as the amount. We should be eating small portions at regular intervals (every three hours is best). The foods should be healthy proteins, healthy fats and oils and low-glycemic carbohydrates.

BeSlim®OPTAVIA Essential Optimal Kit with the Habits of Health System


We’ve included a variety of our Client favorites in this kit, along with Dr. A’s Habits of Health and Living a Longer Healthier Life: The Companion Guide to Dr. A’s Habits of Health, so you are sure to enjoy them! If you don’t know where to start on your new pathway to health, let us help you. The OPTAVIA Essential Optimal Kit with the Habits of Health System has you covered from bars to shakes to smashed potatoes and pasta and more!

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Healthy Activity & Sleep

Our bodies were designed for active movement. It’s no coincidence that in today’s world of convenience, where we drive instead of walk, work in air-conditioned offices sitting at desks, and have far more food available to us than we need, that the epidemic of obesity is rampant.

Regular exercise is essential for good health. Our healthy activity features two movement plans—NEAT (Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis) and EAT (Exercise Activity Thermogenesis)—that can be customized to all levels of health, weight, and fitness—beginning with activities that help you maintain your healthy weight and progressing to ones that move you toward Optimal Health.

Benefit of regular exercise

  • Lowers risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes
  • Improves mood
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Reduces stress
  • Build stronger muscles, joints, and bones
  • Increases metabolism
  • Improves bone density as the body ages

Throughout each phase of Take Shape For Life®’s programs, you are encouraged to exercise. In the early stages, through NEAT and EAT; later, through more formal means like walking, biking, calisthenics, and weight lifting.

Note: You should always consult with your physician before starting any exercise program.

Benefit of regular sleep

  • Repairs and recharges our bodies
  • Tamps down inflammation and its negative consequences
  • Restores organ function
  • Stabilizes chemical imbalance
  • Refreshes areas of your brain that control mood and behavior

Sleep has recuperative powers, and we now know that without enough high-quality sleep, our lives can unravel. Just like unhealthy eating and lack of movement, poor sleep can damage our health.

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Tracks steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed, active minutes, continuous heart rate and sleep.

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Take Shape For Life® makes no claim that these results are representative of all participants on the Take Shape For Life® Program. Take Shape For Life® recommends you consult with a physician before starting a weight-loss program. Average weight loss for Clients on the Optimal Weight 5&1 Plan with support is 20 lbs.

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