A GLOBAL nutrition company’s annual Herbalife Nutrition Month aims to get Malaysians to embrace a healthy and active lifestyle through positive eating habits and regular physical exercise.
A recent activity saw the gathering of 10,000 Malaysians across the country in a virtual workout session to burn 1.5 million calories together.
Joining Herbalife Nutrition’s campaign was Nutrition Society of Malaysia (NSM) which extended its collaboration from 2020 to boost nutrition education.
Both parties brought their expertise to benefit the public through the development of educational content that focused on nutrition, health and wellness, among others.
Herbalife Nutrition Malaysia general manager and director Steven Chin said the company wanted to create a healthy community by raising awareness of the importance of nutrition and promoting a balanced lifestyle.
“We are delighted to have NSM on board to impart proper nutrition knowledge to help Malaysians kick-start their health journey, ” he said.
NSM treasurer Dr Roseline Yap said Herbalife Nutrition and NSM shared
similar ideals and hoped to raise awareness together and improve the lives of Malaysians through proper nutrition information.
According to the National Health and Morbidity Survey 2019, one in two adults in Malaysia were either overweight or obese, while diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol were among the main non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
Another key activity that was held to mark the nutrition month was a webinar titled “Diet vs Exercise: What Matters Most”, jointly conducted by Herbalife Nutrition and NSM.
Dr Yap spoke on topics such as the different types of nutrients and how they benefit us as well as the quarter-quarter-half (QQH) rule while debunking common nutrition myths.
Herbalife Nutrition worldwide nutrition education and training senior director Susan Bowerman highlighted the benefits of exercise when coupled with a balanced-nutrition diet, and showed how to prepare a quick and simple nutritious meal.
Earlier in the campaign, a webinar on the “Importance of Healthy, Active Lifestyle in the Current Time” was led by Herbalife Nutrition sports performance and fitness vice-president Samantha Clayton.
She highlighted this year’s fitness trends and explained how fitness regimes had pivoted to online workouts, outdoor exercise, restorative fitness programmes and many more.
Herbalife Nutrition offers high quality products that are sold in over 90 countries by entrepreneurial members who provide one-on-one coaching.
The global company has been providing its independent members business opportunities since 1980.