Herbalife Nutrition Survey Reveals Secrets to Healthy Aging, Announces Wellness Tour to Kickstart APAC Consumers# Healthy Aging Journey

Food and Healthcare Press Releases Tuesday October 16, 2018 10:00
HONG KONG--16 Oct--PRNewswire/InfoQuest

As a company whose purpose is to make the world healthier and happier, premier global nutrition company, Herbalife Nutrition, today released findings from its 2018 Asia Pacific Healthy Aging Survey. Conducted in August 2018 with 5,500 respondents aged 40 and above in 11 markets including Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, the survey uncovered insights into the meaning of healthy aging, the importance of lifestyle changes for healthy aging, as well as key motivators and influencers for healthy aging.

The survey revealed that the majority (66 percent) of Asia Pacific consumers define the meaning of healthy aging as "being physically and mentally active as I age". While aging is an inevitable process, a larger majority (92 percent) of respondents believe that active steps can be taken to help them age healthily - in fact, 76 percent of them have already started taking steps towards healthy aging.

However, a much smaller group of Asia Pacific consumers believe that one should start healthy aging early, with only slightly more than half (54 percent) agreeing that the right age to start taking steps towards healthy aging is between 40 to 45.

According to the Asia Pacific Risk Center, Asia Pacific is the fastest aging region of the world with over 200 million people expected to move into the ranks of the elderly (aged 65 years and above) between now and 2030. "With rapidly aging populations posing unprecedented social and economic challenges in the region, we believe that consumers should be educated on the need to start taking active steps towards healthy aging through improving nutrition and physical activity," said Stephen Conchie, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Herbalife Nutrition. "At Herbalife Nutrition, our trained members, combined with our targeted nutrition products, provide consumers with a comprehensive and personalized solution to kickstart their healthy aging journey early."

"Making Better Nutrition Choices" the Most Important Lifestyle Change for Healthy Aging

When asked about the most important lifestyle change to enable healthy aging, 81 percent of respondents chose "making better nutrition choices", ahead of "engaging in more regular physical activity" (75 percent) and "engaging in more mentally-stimulating activity" (71 percent). However, a smaller proportion of respondents have taken steps to put these important lifestyle habits into practice, as shown in the table below:

Percentage of Consumers                                                                     Percentage of Consumers
Who Consider the Lifestyle Change Important                                                 Who Have Already Made the Lifestyle Change
for Healthy Aging                                                                           for Healthy Aging
81 percent                                   Make better nutrition choices                                                             74 percent
75 percent                                   Engage in more regular physical activity                                                   73 percent
71 percent                                   Engage in more mentally-stimulating activity                                               59 percent
53 percent                                   Go for more regular health check-ups                                                       61 percent
47 percent                                   Take supplements that support healthy aging                                               52 percent
Protein Undervalued for its Role in Supporting Healthy Aging

In terms of the type of supplements that Asia Pacific consumers are currently taking, the survey revealed that the majority of their supplement consumption centered around multivitamins (75 percent) and calcium (53 percent). However, only three in 10 are consuming protein as part of their supplement mix for healthy aging. With protein being a key nutrient that supports the development of muscles for healthy aging when combined with an active lifestyle, findings indicate the role of protein in supporting healthy aging is undervalued.

Current Supplement Consumption Among Asia Pacific Consumers
Who Are Already Taking Supplements for Healthy Aging
75 percent                                                   Multivitamins
53 percent                                                   Calcium
43 percent                                                   Antioxidants
42 percent                                                   Fish Oil
38 percent                                                   Fiber
30 percent                                                   Protein
Key Motivators and Influencers to Encourage Better Nutrition Choices
The survey also uncovered three key motivators to encourage Asia Pacific consumers to make better nutrition choices for healthy aging. These include:
  • Having a better understanding of the role of good nutrition in healthy aging (66 percent);
  • Ease of access to healthy aging food options and products (46 percent); and
  • Availability of friends and family who are on the same healthy aging journey (35 percent).
Family wields the most influence when it comes to healthy aging:
Percentage of Consumers
Who Consider the Following Influencers to Have a Positive Influence on Them for Healthy Aging
Family members                                                                                 69 percent
Friends                                                                                         47 percent
Doctors                                                                                         45 percent

Family and friends also emerged as the main channel for Asia Pacific consumers to obtain healthy aging tips, with 51 percent turning to their family and friends, ahead of online media (49 percent) and TV (43 percent).

Herbalife Nutrition Asia Pacific Wellness Tour

Herbalife Nutrition will be bringing its tenth Asia Pacific Wellness Tour to the region, featuring a series of medical symposia and nutrition talks held from September to October in cities across Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. The Tour will play host to Herbalife Nutrition experts and Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB) members, who will be sharing their expertise on a variety of health-related topics, and educating the public on the importance of taking active steps towards healthy aging.

About Herbalife Nutrition

Herbalife Nutrition is a global nutrition company whose purpose is to make the world healthier and happier. The Company has been on a mission for nutrition - changing people's lives with great nutrition products and programs - since 1980. Together with our Herbalife Nutrition independent members, we are committed to providing solutions to the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity, an aging population, skyrocketing public healthcare costs and a rise in entrepreneurs of all ages. Herbalife Nutrition offers high-quality, science-backed products, most of which are produced in Company-operated facilities, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Nutrition independent member, and a supportive community approach that inspires customers to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle.

Herbalife Nutrition's targeted nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through its independent members in more than 90 countries.

Through its corporate social responsibility efforts, Herbalife Nutrition supports the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation (HNF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. Herbalife Nutrition is also proud to sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy, and numerous Olympic teams.

Herbalife Nutrition has approximately 8,300 employees worldwide, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of approximately US$4.4 billion in 2017. To learn more, visit Herbalife.com or IAmHerbalife.com.

Herbalife Nutrition also encourages investors to visit its investor relations website at ir.herbalife.com as financial and other information is updated and new information is posted.
For more information, please contact:
Herbalife Nutrition Asia Pacific
Daliea Mohamad-Liauw
VP, Corporate Communications, Asia Pacific
DID: +852 3589 2643
Email: dalieal@herbalife.com
Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20181011/2265000-1

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