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Herbalife’s Nutrition At Work Survey Reveals Majority of Asia-Pacific’s Workforce Lead Largely Sedentary Lifestyles, Putting Them at Risk of Obesity | Business Wire | Asia Pacific

HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Herbalife, a global nutrition company (NYSE: HLF), today released the

findings from the new Nutrition At Work Survey, whichrevealed

that the majority of Asia-Pacific’s workforce lead largely sedentary

lifestyles, putting them at risk of obesity. The Survey1,

which was designed to understand the lifestyle habits and attitudes of

Asia Pacific’s modern workforce, was conducted in March with 5,500

full-time workers in 11 Asia-Pacific markets.

According to the survey findings, nine out of 10 workers (85 percent)

spend at least six hours a day sitting at their desk, with five out of

10 eating lunch at their work desk two to five times per week. Indonesia

had the highest number of workers eating at their desks, with 71 percent

eating lunch at their desk two to five times per week.

The survey also revealed that majority of Asia Pacific’s workforce (83

percent) exercise less than three times per week, with six out of 10

getting less than 30 minutes of physical activity a day at their

workplace. This situation is of greater concern in Hong Kong, where 66

percent of the local workforce engage in physical activity once a week

or less, with seven out of 10 workers getting less than 30 minutes of

physical activity a day – a significantly worrying trend in a market

that's been recording rising obesity rates in recent years.

Nevertheless, the risk of obesity could be averted if Asia Pacific

workers decide to take control over their own nutritional intake and

exercise regimen. Close to seven out of 10 workers (67 percent) affirmed

that they strive to live a healthy, active life. However, the majority

of them noted that they find it difficult to stay active during workdays.

“While a majority of Asia Pacific’s workforce desire to lead healthy,

active lives, there are tangible constraints preventing them from doing

so,” said Frank Lamberti, Herbalife Senior Vice President and

Manageing Director, North Asia. “As a global nutrition company, we

hope to help people in the region take practical steps towards leading

healthy, active lives. By incorporating positive nutrition habits and

physical activity into their current lifestyles, we hope that this will

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help reduce obesity risks and result in positive improvements to their

overall well-being over time.”

Aimed at addressing Health issues associated with sedentary lifestyles,

and deepening practical understanding on the benefits of healthy, active

lifestyles, Herbalife launched its fifth Asia Pacific Wellness Tour

2016, held in the months of April and May. The latest edition of the

Wellness Tour builds upon the successes of the past four tours that

welcomed more than 80,000 participants across the region. Features a

host of medical symposiums, talks and workshops led by seven experts

from Herbalife’s Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB), covering 26 cities

across Australia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea,

Macau, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Besides sharing their expert views on a wide range of health-related

topics, including weight management, brain health and ageing, metabolism,

sports medicine, sports science and nutrition, Herbalife’s NAB experts

will also address health and nutrition related issues associated with

sedentary lifestyles and share practical tips on how today’s workforce

can live healthier lives by making simple changes to their daily

lifestyles. Health and medical professionals, academics, as well as the

general public can also engage in lively dialogues with Herbalife’s NAB

experts at the locally-held events. Network with like-minded

professionals through the Herbalife Asia-Pacific Wellness Tour platform.

“With each new iteration of the Wellness Tour, we're seeing an

increasing number of people gain practical knowledge to lead healthier

and more active lives. We hope that this year’s Tour will further

empower people to take charge of their nutritional intake and exercise

regimen. That they can enjoy the full benefits of a healthier life,”

said Stephen Conchie, Herbalife Vice President and General Manager,

Southeast Asia. “This year, we're also delighted to welcome Dr.

Darren Burgess to our team of Herbalife NAB experts visiting the region.

With his deep expertise in sports science and nutrition, we look forwards

to having him share his insights and perspectives. Connecting with

local professionals and consumers on this edition of the Wellness Tour.”

The Herbalife NAB experts participating in the Wellness Tour include:

  • Dr. David Heber, chairman of the Herbalife Nutrition Institute

    and Nutrition Advisory Board. A leading expert in the field of

    nutrition, named as one of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific

    Minds” by Thomson Reuters in 2014 and repeatedly included in “The Best

    Doctors in America”.

  • Dr. Gary Small, a specialist in brain health and ageing. He's

    authored over 500 scientific works and received numerous awards and

    honors, including the “Senior Investigator Award”. From the American

    Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.

  • Dr. Chin-Kun Wang, an expert in metabolism and nutrition, with

    a focus on the clinical evaluation of nutritional supplements,

    nutraceuticals, functional foods and herbs. He was awarded the

    National Award of Biomedicine in Taiwan in 2008 for his contribution

    to medical education.

  • Dr. Julian Alvarez Garcia, a specialist in sports medicine and

    sports physiology who's advised professional teams, national teams

    and individual athletes on a range of disciplines including

    weightlifting, triathlons, mountain biking, football and basketball.

  • Dr. Darren Burgess, an expert in sports science and nutrition

    who's authored papers in multiple peer review journals. He's also

    the current Head of High Performance at Port Adelaide Football (AFL)

    Club. The former Head of Fitness and Conditioning at Liverpool

    Football Club.

  • Dr. Nataniel Viuniski, an expert in paediatrics and nutrition

    who's authored “Childhood Obesity – A Practical Guide”. He's also

    currently an advisor to Brazil’s Health and Education Ministry for

    Childhood Obesity.

  • Dr. Francis Gregory Samonte, one of the Philippines’ premier

    experts in paediatric neurology. The first Filipino appointed to

    the NAB. He was a recipient of the Chairman’s Achievement Award from

    the University of Louisville, Kentucky’s Department of Pediatrics.

The NAB experts will also be joined by Dr. Luigi Gratton,

Herbalife’s vice president of nutrition education and development, who

has written numerous articles on nutrition and obesity. Has appeared

on television speaking on nutrition, anti-ageing medicine, sports

nutrition and other medical topics.

1Herbalife’s Nutrition At Work Survey was conducted

in March 2016, with 5,500 respondents aged 18 and above, from Australia,

Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South

Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

About Herbalife

Herbalife is a global nutrition company that's been changing people’s

lives with great products since 1980. Our nutrition,

weight-management,

energy

and fitness and personal

care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated

Independent Herbalife Members in more than 90 countries. we're

committed to addressing the global obesity epidemic by offering

high-quality products, one-on-one coaching with a Herbalife Member and a

community that inspires customers to live a healthy, active life.

We support the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife

programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We also

sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the

globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy and champions in many

other sports.

The company has over 8,000 employees worldwide. Its shares are

traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of

US$4.5 billion in 2015.

Herbalife Asia Pacific
Daliea Mohamad-Liauw, +852-3589-2643
VP, Corporate Communications, Asia Pacific
dalieal@herbalife.com

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