Herbalife Nutrition Study Reveals Alarming Lack of Nutrition, Hydration and Exercise Among Adults

Food and Healthcare Press Releases Friday June 2, 2017 15:51
Bangkok--2 Jun--Francom Asia

Herbalife, a global nutrition company, has released the findings from its Asia Pacific Balanced Nutrition Survey1, which focuses on shedding light on nutrition and health habits, behaviors and attitudes of consumers aged 18 and above. The survey is an element of the seventh Herbalife Asia Pacific Wellness Tour, seeking to inspire consumers to adopt balanced nutrition habits and reinforce its impact to long-term health and wellbeing. According to survey findings, 75% of Thai consumers are eating less than half of the daily recommended serving of fruits and vegetables, more than half do not drink enough water, and more than half do not get enough exercise.

While 56% of Thai consumers believe that ensuring their body gets the sufficient nutrients to function optimally was the greatest motivator to adopting a balanced diet, modern, fast-paced lifestyles make it increasingly challenging to incorporate healthy nutrition habits into daily lives.

The study revealed that 26% of Thai respondents found having a daily balanced nutrition approach to be challenging, citing the lack of time, inconvenience, and lack of money to be the top three obstacles preventing them from having a healthier lifestyle.

Additionally, the Thailand survey findings revealed the following:
7 in 10 (75%) consumers claimed to consume 0 to 2 servings of fruits and vegetables per day, below the recommended 5 servings per day
More than half (53%) consume less than the recommended 8 glasses of water/fluids per day
Over half (54%) achieve less than 1 hour of physical activity per day, with 9% having no physical activity at all
The top 3 motivations to adopting balanced nutrition are sufficient nutrients to function optimally (56%), to prevent health-related problems and complications (50%) and to look good and feel good (43%).
The top 3 obstacles to a daily nutrition approach are a lack of time (44%), Inconvenience (41%) and lack of money (31%).
To help consumers improve their nutrition habits:
65% of respondents feel that having an easier access to healthier food choices would help them adopt a balanced nutrition approach.
22% of respondents look for like-minded people to make healthier food choices together
37% of respondents seek expert advice for a personalized nutrition plan

When asked about what would help them achieve their balanced nutrition and exercise goals, most of the respondents agreed that balanced nutrition and community support approach, such as that exhibited at Herbalife Independent Nutrition Clubs, would improve personal well-being in the long run.

"As a global nutrition company, Herbalife Nutrition is committed to helping consumers adopt balanced nutrition habits, so that they can have a positive impact on their lives in the long run," said Mr. Suphot Rittipichaiwat, General Manager of Herbalife Thailand. "At the Asia Pacific Wellness Tour, our Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board members will be visiting cities in the region to raise awareness of the need for balanced nutrition and physical activity as well as associated benefits to one's overall well-being, to help people put healthy nutrition habits into practice in daily living."

Held from 5 April to 15 May, the Herbalife Asia Pacific Wellness Tour will feature a series of medical symposia, nutrition talks and health workshops held in 23 cities across Australia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

At the symposia, Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB) experts, will share their expertise on a variety of health-related topics, including childhood obesity, weight management, sports science, sports performance, metabolism and balanced nutrition.

The Herbalife NAB expert participating in the Wellness Tour in Thailand will be Dr. Chin-Kun Wang, an expert in metabolism and nutrition, with a focus on human metabolism and 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.

1Herbalife's Asia Pacific Balanced Nutrition Survey was conducted in February 2017 with 6,000 respondents aged 18 years of age and above across 12 markets in Asia Pacific: Australia, Hong Kong, Korea, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, India, Japan, Taiwan and Malaysia.

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