Taking health matters to heart

Healthy living also includes eating healthy.

WITH the ongoing pandemic, the need for a healthy lifestyle has never been greater.

Living healthy does not just mean being physically active. It includes cultivating healthier eating habits, as well as maintaining our mental health.

As a leader in nutrition, Herbalife Nutrition has taken the initiative to support healthier lifestyle changes.

The pandemic has greatly affected our quality of life, with the Herbalife Nutrition Asia Pacific Health Inertia Survey 2021 indicating that over six in 10 Malaysian respondents reported less than ideal physical and mental health.

A whopping 82% indicated lack of physical activity for deteriorating physical health, along with other factors such as eating more unhealthy food (42%) and lacking community support (34%).

Meanwhile, 70% of respondents identified staying home more as the cause of deteriorating mental health, as well as lack of outdoor activities (60%) and stress over work and an uncertain economic situation (34%).

An overwhelming majority of Malaysians are becoming health conscious.An overwhelming majority of Malaysians are becoming health conscious.

While this is alarming, there is also an overwhelming majority of Malaysians becoming health conscious and taking the effort to exercise and eat a healthy, balanced diet.

Moreover, in this time and age of technology, there is a rise of communication channels, gadgets and apps to support exercise and keep us all connected with like-minded people who can provide vital support and motivation.

Top factors in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.Top factors in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

As a nutrition expert, Herbalife Nutrition strikes a balance between providing good nutrition in the form of health and dietary supplements and encouraging Malaysians to live a healthy lifestyle.

Quality products are key for Herbalife Nutrition, so you are assured you are getting quality products with consistency and efficacy backed by science. Scientific rigour and research are applied from conceptualisation to the final product and only the best and finest ingredients are used.

A stringent quality control process is employed, as products are tested in-house and in particular, sports products are rigorously tested to ensure they do not contain any banned substances, ensuring peace of mind.

On the physical end, the company has rolled out initiatives such as its Get Moving with Good Nutition programme. The Virtual Run initiative under this programme encourages people to log their daily run or walk towards inspiring and motivating a healthy lifestyle. It attracted over five thousand participant – an encouraging number that shows people can maintain a healthier life with the proper encouragement and support.

Herbalife Nutrition has also worked with UiTM and Institut Sukan Negara to share its expertise in nutrition, particularly in sports nutrition to create understanding on proper nutrition to nourish the body.

Meanwhile, the Shape Up for 2022 programme calls all Malaysians to enter the New Year being the best version of themselves. This programme was drawn up especially to encourage and motivate Malaysians to move beyond Covid-19 to develop a healthy lifestyle and eating habits.

March will see the unveiling of Herbalife Nutrition Month, where virtual activities aiming to educate and cultivate healthy living will be held to benefit everyone. During this month, Herbalife Nutrition will also be making an attempt to get into the Malaysia Book of Records for the ‘Most Number of Participants in a Virtual Event’.

Herbalife Nutrition aims to make 50 million positive impact on people and the planet by 2030.Herbalife Nutrition aims to make 50 million positive impact on people and the planet by 2030.

To this end, the company has released its Global Responsibility Report, which aims to make 50 million positive impact on people and the planet by 2030 – a significant year for Herbalife Nutrition as it will be celebrating its 50th anniversary then.

To educate Malaysians and create awareness, Herbalife Nutrition has also partnered with the Nutrition Society of Malaysia to educate people about nourishment.

Chin advises everyone to nourish themselves every day and not just during the pandemic.Chin advises everyone to nourish themselves every day and not just during the pandemic.

Herbalife Nutrition Malaysia and Singapore senior director/general manager Steven Chin advises, “Nourish yourself every day, not just during the pandemic. Don’t just feed yourself, nourish yourself. It will help make a difference in the long term.”

Chin adds the company will continue holding virtual workshops to continuously give information and advice on healthy living from trained experts saying, “For Herbalife Nutrition Month, our expert from the Nutrition Advisory Board, Dr Dana Ryan, Sports Performance and Education director, will be talking on HERBALIFE24, sports nutrition and tone up programme.”

On a wider scale, Herbalife Nutrition is supporting social, environmental and mental health initiatives around the world to create awareness on nutrition and in providing nutrition. It is also actively involved in programmes to reduce unnecessary waste, such as recycling programmes.

Find out more about Herbalife Nutrition and its initiatives and learn all about living healthy in these uncertain times.

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