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Friday, October 23, 2015

Herbalife Health Poll: 9 in 10 Filipinos ”highly concerned” about an Unhealthy Lifestyle

When we moved to Bacolod, it was our first step towards a healthier lifestyle. We plan to enjoy the cleaner air, away from the horrible pollution in Metro Manila. Val had been so worried about me getting very frequent asthma attacks and thus, for the sudden decision to relocate. 

According to the health poll conducted last September 2015 by the global nutrition company, Herbalife, 9 out 10 Filipinos are "highly concerned" about the potential diseases that an unhealthy lifestyle can cause us and simple changes to the things we got so used to can make a difference. Personally, I belive that lifestyle would include the food we eat, activities we do and the places we stay. 

A good number of respondents expressed the willingness to make a change however, I believe that most of the respondents including me is guilty of not having started it yet. Yes, we are willing but has a long list of excuses. 

There are several factors that hinder us from starting such the lack of time (75%) , lack of time to make proper nutrition choice (64%) and high cost of healthy food (62%). This is something that Herbalife understands and it gives them an idea where they are needed according to Rosalio Valenzuela, Herbalife Philippines, General Manager. 

 “The findings from the Herbalife survey clearly show that the majority of people in Asia Pacific that we questioned believe in the value of good nutrition and exercise as contributing to their overall well-being. We aim to play a greater role in providing practical tips and information to people to help them understand that the journey to a healthier, more active lifestyle is not difficult to achieve. With as little as 10 minutes a day, consumers can take positive steps to improve their nutrition and be more active, which will improve their overall well-being,” said William M. Rahn, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Herbalife Asia Pacific.

Now on its fourth year, the Herbalife Asia-Pacific Wellness Tour aims to deepen people’s practical understanding of the various aspects of living a healthy active lifestyle. This year’s Wellness Tour will feature five members of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB) visiting 14 markets and 21 cities across the Asia-Pacific in the month of October. They will share their expert views on how people can make use of the little time they have to make simple lifestyle changes that will enhance their well-being. 

The Herbalife NAB experts participating in this year’s Wellness Tour include global renowned doctors. Dr. David Heber, a leading expert in the field of nutrition and named as one of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” by Thomson Reuters in 2014 and considered one of “The Best Doctors in America will be coming to Manila. 

Dr. Heber, who is the founding Director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition at the University of California, Los Angeles, will be conducting a symposium for free to Filipino medical practitioners on October 23, 9am, at the Manila Hotel. The symposium will gather a group of 100 doctors, nurses, physical therapists and medical practitioners. The title of the symposium is “Obesity: More Than Just Being Overweight and Nutrition Forecast for 2020. The following day, Oct. 24, Dr. Heber will be holding seminars for thousands of Herbalife Independent Members in the same hotel. 

So, is this another reminder that we start and truly commit to a healthier lifestyle? Share your thought and pledges. 

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Herbalife is a 35-year-old global nutrition company that sells weight-management, nutrition and personal care products intended to support a healthy lifestyle. Herbalife products are sold in more than 90 countries to and through a network of independent members. The company supports the Herbalife Family Foundation and its Casa Herbalife program to help bring good nutrition to children. To learn more visit

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