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