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Monday, November 14, 2016

Tips for a Healthier, More Active Working Millenials


PHILIPPINES, October 27, 2016 – Herbalife Nutrition, a global nutrition company, has released the findings from its Asia Pacific Millennials At Work Survey, which revealed that Filipino millennials are adapting a healthy, active lifestyle, however, most believe their current workplace environment prevents them from doing so.

While the survey conducted reveals that more Filipino millennials (yes, most of us are part of this group, lol) are engaging in regular physical activities outside work, they find it difficult to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle in the modern workplace.

image source: Herbalife Nutrition
People born in between 1980 and 2000, more popularly called nowadays as "millenials", are opting for a workplace that will encourage them to stay active.  About 83 percent or eight (8) in 10 millennials have agreed that they would like their company workplace to adopt a healthy, active lifestyle. Because of course, who wouldn't want a workplace with this set up, right? We want this, we love this! We want an innovative and active workplace, not a boring one! Well, unless of course, you work at home just like me, that's not really much of a big deal. :)

With the millennial generation expected to make up 50 percent of the global workforce by 2020, ensuring the well being of millennials will be important to improving workplace productivity. Some companies, including Herbalife Nutrition, provide their employees with nutrition products at work, subsidize gym memberships, hold regular wellness programs related to nutrition and well-being, and encourage participation in outdoor activities and sports competitions. Call centers offer these. I remember back when I was still working in the office, few of the things that I love about call centers is that, they have so many perks to help you cope with your stress - they have game rooms, competitions (singing & dancing), sports fest, costume contest and so much more! That's what I miss about call centers. :)

image source: Herbalife Nutrition
Additionally, the survey findings revealed the following:
     -Seven (7) out of 10 millennials strive to live healthy, active lives
     -However, the majority of millennials find it challenging to maintain an active lifestyle at work – eight (8) out of 10 millennials spend 6 to 13 hours at their work desk each day, and 64% of millennials get less than 30 minutes of physical activity - including standing, stretching and walking at work on an average work day.
     -Additionally, 64% of millennials cited the “lack of time” as the key obstacle to engaging in physical activity at work.

During its 6th Pacific Wellness Tour, Five experts from the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB) provided tips on how millennials and their employers can integrate positive nutrition and life style habits at their workplaces.

Some of the tips to help foster a healthier millennial workforce include:

On Nutrition:
     1. Dedicate a healthy eating day each week and get colleagues involved in making healthy choices for lunch on this day.
     2. Boost water intake to help the body digest food, rid the body of toxins, and help deliver nutrients to the cells. Drink at least eight (8) glasses or two (2) liters of water a day.
     3. Have a protein shake combined with non-fat milk and healthy fruit for breakfast. With 20-30 grams of protein and low-fat contents, it can provide the body with all the nutrition it needs to power through the day.

image source: Herbalife Nutrition
On Active Living:
     1. Create a playlist that incorporates upbeat music and play with hourly intervals.
     2. Use Running Apps to keep energized and on-pace during regular runs.

     3. Set a goal to join running competitions to motivate self to sustain an active lifestyle.


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Disclaimer: This is a "tweaked" pre-written press release from Herbalife Nutrition. Herbalife’s Millennials At Work Survey was conducted in 2016, with 5,500 respondents aged 18 and above, from Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. 
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About Herbalife 
Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has been changing people's lives with great products since 1980. Our nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Herbalife Independent Members in more than 90 countries. We are committed to fighting the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity by offering high-quality products, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Member and a community that inspires customers to live a healthy, active life. 

Media Enquiries:
Ms. Barbette A. Soliven Ms. Charmaine P. Pahate
Corporate Communications Manager Managing and PR Director
Herbalife Philippines Eggshell Worldwide Comm. Inc.
+63 918 807 4323 +63 917 810 2079


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16 comments:

  1. Millenials or not, we all need to stay active to be healthy. I have to be more active. Thanks for this post.

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  2. I'm part of Millenials pala. When I was working, I'm not really active in participating activities in the office. I rather sleep and rest ang peg ko nung nasa BPO pa ko. hehehe!

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    1. Ako din! Pa-mille-millenials pa ako, kasama din pala ako sa millenials! haha. and to be honest, I was like you when I worked at call centers too! haha. antukin much! lol.

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  3. Everyone who is working faces the same situation. A person should really decide to live a healthy life. :)

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  4. Proud millenial here! We're lucky to have enjoyed the best of both worlds.. we used to play outdoor games while watching the technology industry bloom. This reminded me that whatever group I belong in, it's still best to stay active and take care of myself well. :)

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    1. That's so true sis! That's what I'm trying to do as well. hehe.

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  5. a lot of us need to take care of our health, especially us moms. We need to be extra active to be able to keep up with our growing kids. so by the time they are teenagers, we can still be active with them .

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    1. Hay, true iyan, sis. Paano nalang kung sakitin tayo, yari na.

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  6. Our health is our wealth, we should live healthy and keep extra active because our husband are away from from us, plus we have our kiddos so active, so we like it or not we always ask God for our good health everyday for our sons and husband as well.

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  7. I am a busy working mom, but still tamad to exercise instead I am taking vitamins lang.

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  8. People at any age can benefit from these tips to healthy living.

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