Millennials are people born between the year 1980 to 2000. Which makes me one of these people. With our current environment, I admit that I also would like to adopt a healthy lifestyle even at work. As I age, I feel the need to be healthy specially because I have hypertension and I also love to have a long life for my family. But, mostly my time is often consumed by the long hours of travel and work thus active lifestyle on a regular basis seems to be out of reach.
Recently, Herbalife Nutrition, a global nutrition company, has released the findings from its Asia Pacific Millennials At Work Survey1, which revealed that Filipino millennials are adapting a healthy, active lifestyle, however, most believe their current workplace environment prevents them from doing so.
Five years from now, millennials will be dominating the labor force and 50 percent is expected to make up the global force by 2020. Thus, ensuring the wellbeing of millennials will be important to improving workplace productivity. However, most of these people find it difficult to do so.
“At Herbalife Nutrition, we provide our 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.” – Rosalio Valenzuela, Herbalife Philippines General Manager.
The survey finding also revealed that 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.
Herbalife Nutrition has organized a sixth Asia Pacific Wellness Tour
to provide tips on how millennials and their employers can integrate positive nutrition and life style habits at their workplaces.
Five experts from the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB) are scheduled to tour 21 Asian cities from October 7 to 30, to hold a series of talks, workshops and medical symposia across the region.
“Through these efforts, we hope to equip organizations and employees with the right tools to collectively build a healthier work environment across Asia Pacific,” said Valenzuela.
Julian Alvarez Garcia, M.D., Ph.D., a member of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board, will be visiting Manila for the Asia Pacific Wellness Tour this October and will be sharing expert advice on how millennials can adopt simple positive nutrition and lifestyle habits at work to improve their overall well-being in the long run.
Tips to foster a healthier millennial workforce.
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.
• 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.
Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has been changing people’s lives with great products since 1980.
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.
Herbalife supports the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We also sponsor more than 190 world- class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy and champions in many other sports.
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