Los Angeles, CA (PressExposure) October 12, 2012 -- Shaklee recently held its annual conference in Las Vegas, with over 3,000 members attending and even more following the convention on social networking feeds and updates on Facebook and Twitter. The 4 day event was filled with many highlights, such as the keynote address by Shaklee Chairman and CEO, Roger Barnett, guest appearances from the team captain of the Shaklee Pure Performance Team, Eli Bremer, and diver Justin Dumais, live streaming with the Shaklee athletes who were competing in the London Olympics at the time, and a motivational presentation by the winner of ABC's Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, Jacqui McCoy, who lost 207 pounds and is now coaching others and sharing the company's products with those who are going through similar weight loss challenges that she was able to overcome.
Most memorable, however, was probably the talk by Dr. Jamie McManus, who highlighted the problem the world is facing with obesity. This problem, which she termed "Globesity" is a global problem, and as she brought up, almost two out of three American adults are either obese or overweight. This problem is not merely a superficial one, but it is shortening the life expectancy of an entire generation and putting an undue burden on an already overtaxed medical care system.
Shaklee products and nutritional supplements have always focused on healthier living and maintenance of a proper weight. After hearing the information regarding obesity, the attendees at the conference all committed to losing a combined total of 72,855 pounds in the 90 days following the convention. Attendees were also encouraged to get their friends and family in on the challenge and by bringing along three others on the transformation journey, bring the combined weight loss goal up to nearly 300,000 pounds. While this is a lofty goal, according to the speakers at the conference, this would help thousands of Shaklee members and associates to live healthier lives and avoid many preventable health problems. For more information on the company, interested individuals can read the Shaklee review.