Premier global nutrition company, Herbalife Nutrition released the findings from its Asia Pacific Personal Habits Survey, revealing that 8 out of ten consumers in the Philippines want to kick unhealthy lifestyle habits they developed during the pandemic. In particular, eating an unbalanced diet (33%), not exercising regularly (50%), and not getting adequate sleep (28%) are the top three unhealthy habits that they plan to break in the next 12 months.
Herbalife Nutrition’s Asia Pacific Personal Habits Survey was conducted in August 2022, and polled 5,500 consumers aged 18 and above in 11 markets in the APAC region, including 500 consumers in the Philippines. It aimed to uncover the changes in lifestyle behaviors of consumers in the country since the start of the pandemic and the unhealthy habits that they plan to kick in the next 12 months.
The survey also revealed that poorer stamina or fitness levels, excess weight gain, and a weaker immune system are the most common negative impacts resulting from the unhealthy lifestyle habits adopted in the last two years. Among those who reported gaining excess weight, over half (41%) put on three to five kilograms, while 21% added six to 10 kilograms, mostly attributed to:
• Stop exercising or became less active (53%)
• Eating too much unhealthy food (53%)
• Binge-eating due to stress (63%)
• Not getting enough sleep (28%)
• Consuming alcohol on a more frequent basis (11%)
“To inspire Filipinos to make positive lifestyle changes, we are introducing initiatives with a focus on helping them cultivate healthy nutrition and workout habits while nurturing community support for achieving their goals. For instance, this month, we hold our annual Virtual Run, to help people get moving with a healthy active lifestyle,” said Allan Domingo, General Manager of Herbalife Nutrition Philippines.
Herbalife Nutrition Virtual Run 2022
The Herbalife Nutrition Virtual Run 2022 is a highlight event of the company’s Get Moving with Good Nutrition campaign, an annual initiative to help Filipinos adopt healthy active living habits, and foster communities that support each other to achieve their health and wellness goals.
Held in its third year, the Virtual Run 2022 takes place in Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam from the 1st to the 30th of November. With the introduction of a brand new mobile app, this year’s running challenge will be more interactive, with more seamless progress tracking. The Virtual Run will also contribute to raising funds to support the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation by providing good nutrition to needy children in the Asia Pacific through its flagship Casa Herbalife Nutrition program.
Making Positive Lifestyle Changes in The Next 12 Months
With the impact of unhealthy habits keenly felt by Filipinos, it is no surprise that 9 out of 10 intend to make positive lifestyle changes in the next 12 months, focusing on improving both physical and mental health. Healthy habits they plan to adopt:
• Being more consciously active (62%)
• Eating more nutritious foods (72%)
• Developing an exercise regime (56%)
• Starting a regular sleep schedule (65%)
• Finding ways to destress (52%)
• Taking nutritional supplements (45%)
“These unhealthy habits can in turn pose serious health risks. But habits can be changed—with a little determination, motivation, and support from like-minded people, it is possible to swap out unhealthy habits for healthier ones,” said Allan Domingo.
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