SALT LAKE CITY, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- USANA Health Sciences Inc. (NYSE: USNA), a worldwide nutrition company, wrapped up its 13-week weight-loss challenge on April 7. More than 17,000 pounds were shed by people from the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand as part of USANA's Destination Transformation: RESET Challenge. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120807/LA53885LOGO) "At USANA, we deal with health on a cellular level, but our commitment goes far beyond that," said Doug Braun, USANA's chief marketing officer. "USANA wants our customers to achieve True Health, so we are sincerely committed to addressing real life problems and helping our customers reach and maintain a healthy lifestyle. This is why we created the RESET Challenge, to invite our people from all over the world to join each other in defeating one of life's most common and difficult challenges, losing weight." USANA started the RESET Challenge to motivate product users and help them get in shape for 2013 by challenging them to shed the extra pounds. Thirty-three grand-prize winners will receive a variety of medical and spa treatments at the Sanoviv Medical Institute, which offers alternative, holistic and integrative health programs. The institute is located in sunny Mexico. Winners will also receive shopping sprees, makeovers and participate in a photo shoot. Overall, more than $300,000 in prizes will be awarded. A grand total of 17,658 pounds were lost among the participants during the challenge.
1,229 pounds – Australia and New Zealand
4,873 pounds – Canada
11,556 pounds – United States
Through USANA's RESET, numerous individuals have created their own challenges and success stories. USANA Associate Mikel Ann Hall lost 75 pounds using USANA's RESET program, maintaining an active lifestyle and recently completed her first Ironman triathlon. "One day I woke up sick and tired, angry and unhappy," Hall said. "I made the decision to do RESET again. USANA has taught me to challenge myself." * * Results not typical. The average weight loss with RESET is 4.5–5 lb. in five days. About USANAFounded in 1992, USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) is a U.S.-based nutritional company that manufactures high-quality supplements and personal care, energy and weight-management products in its FDA-registered facility in Salt Lake City. USANA's products, used by more than 600 professional athletes, are developed by the company's award-winning team of scientists and sold directly to Preferred Customers and Associates in 18 international markets. USANA has earned NSF Certified for Sport® certification for its SportsPak, Essentials™ (Chelated Mineral and Mega Antioxidant), Proflavanol® C100, Active Calcium™, Procosa® and BiOmega™ products. It has also earned NSF dietary supplement certification for its HealthPak™. USANA is the No. 1 Rated Brand in Direct Sales Based on Customer Satisfaction in ConsumerLab.com's 2013 Survey of Vitamin and Supplement Users. Named one of Outside magazine's "Best Places to Work" for four consecutive years, USANA has received more than 100 state, national and international accolades, including Utah Best of State, Stevie Awards, Australian Business Awards, NutriSearch Editor's Choice and others. Learn more about USANA ( www.USANA.com) and the USANA True Health Foundation ( www.USANAfoundation.org/), stay current with the official USANA blog ( www.whatsupUSANA.com), like us on the USANA Facebook page ( www.facebook.com/USANAhealthsciences), or follow USANA on Twitter ( @USANAinc). Media Contact: Ashley CollinsExecutive Director of PR, Social Media and CommunicationsUSANA Health Sciences, Inc.(801) 954-7629 media(at)us.usana(dot)com