Herbalife Nutrition Survey Reveals APAC Consumers Concerned About Aging-Related Health Issues but Underestimate the Importance of Nutrition in Healthy Aging

03-Oct-2017 Intellasia | BusinessWire | 11:00 AM Print This Post

HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Premier global nutrition company, Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) today released
findings from its Asia Pacific Healthy Aging Survey, of
6,000 respondents aged 40 and above from Australia, Hong Kong, India,
Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan,
Thailand and Vietnam. The survey sought insights into the aging-related
concerns and attitudes of Asia Pacific consumers, and revealed that
while the majority of Asia Pacific consumers are concerned about the
potential health issues caused by aging and believe that active steps
can be taken to help them age healthily, many of them underestimate the
importance of nutrition in healthy aging.

Based on the Herbalife Nutrition Asia Pacific Healthy Aging
findings, nine in 10 respondents are concerned about the
potential health issues caused by aging, with 53 percent of respondents
citing bone/joint-related, followed by eye-related (46 percent),
heart-related (45 percent) and brain-related (44 percent) issues topping
their list of concerns. However, despite the high levels of concern, 80
percent of respondents agree that they can take active steps to help age

Among the steps that the respondents will take to age healthily,
engaging in more regular activity emerged as the top choice among 43
percent of respondents. In comparison, only 22 percent of respondents
said they will most likely make better nutrition choices, and 8 percent
said they will take supplements or go for more regular medical check-ups.

“We are glad to see that the majority of Asia Pacific consumers are
aware of the potential health issues caused by aging. However, we are
concerned to see that making better nutritional choices takes lower
priority on the list of steps that consumers will most likely take to
help them improve the quality of their lives as they age,” said Stephen
Conchie, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific,
Herbalife Nutrition. “Good nutrition really shouldn’t be just an
afterthought, hence there is now a pressing need for us to redouble our
efforts to help consumers understand the crucial role of nutrition in
enabling healthy aging.”

Besides revealing insights into the aging-related health concerns and
the steps that Asia Pacific consumers are most willing to take to
prevent them, the survey also uncovered the following:

  • When asked about their perception of the state of their own health,
    the majority – 82 percent of the respondents consider themselves
    equally healthy or more healthy than others.
  • However, for heart, emotional and mental health where early signs of
    anomalies are not easily detected, they displayed higher levels of
    confidence in the state of their well-being, with 87 percent, 84
    percent and 88 percent of respondents considering themselves equally
    healthy or more healthy than others respectively, putting them at risk
    of overestimating the state of their own health.
  • Across Asia Pacific, lack of time (46 percent) and lack of motivation
    (44 percent) were generally seen as the biggest obstacles toward
    healthy aging.

To provide tips on how Asia Pacific consumers can live a healthy, active
life in the long run, with a focus on healthy aging, Herbalife Nutrition
launched its eighth Asia Pacific Wellness Tour. Leading the Tour
entourage is Dr. John Agwunobi, the Chief Health and Nutrition Officer
at Herbalife Nutrition.

“At Herbalife Nutrition, we believe in taking a proactive approach to
help people cultivate good nutrition habits, incorporate regular
physical activity, consume the right supplements and schedule regular
health check-ups for their personal well-being,” said Dr. Agwunobi.
“Through the Asia Pacific Wellness Tour, we will impart valuable tips
and advice to help people harness the power of nutrition to help them
live healthier and happier lives.”

Taking place from September 4 to October 26, the Herbalife Nutrition
Asia Pacific Wellness Tour features a series of medical symposia,
nutrition talks and health workshops held in cities across Cambodia,
Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, The Philippines,
Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. During the Tour, members of the
Herbalife Nutrition leadership and the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory
Board (NAB) will share their expertise on a variety of health-related
topics, including the role of good nutrition in healthy aging,
metabolism and nutrition, food and nutrition science, as well as sports
nutrition and performance.

Herbalife Nutrition experts participating in the Wellness Tour include:

  • Dr. Zhen-Yu Chen, an award-winning expert in food and
    nutritional sciences and the Chair Professor for the Food and
    Nutritional Sciences Programme at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  • Dr. Chin-Kun Wang, an expert in metabolism and nutrition, who
    was awarded the National Award of Biomedicine in Taiwan in 2008 for
    his contribution to medical education.
  • Samantha Clayton, Herbalife Nutrition’s Senior Director of
    Worldwide Sports Performance and Fitness, a former Olympian who also
    works as a personal trainer and group exercise coach with the American
    Fitness and Aerobics Association and International Sport Science
  • Shyamal Vallabji, Herbalife Nutrition’s Fitness Coach for
    India, who works closely with professional athletes to help them
    deliver peak performance at international competitions.

About Herbalife

Herbalife Nutrition is a global nutrition company whose purpose is to
make the world healthier and happier. We have been on a mission for
nutrition – changing people’s lives with great nutrition products &
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,
sky-rocketing public healthcare costs and a rise in entrepreneurs of all
ages. We offer 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

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

Through our corporate social responsibility efforts, Herbalife Nutrition
supports the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and our Casa
Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We
are 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 over 8,000 employees worldwide, and is traded on
the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of
approximately US$4.5 billion in 2016. To learn more, visit Herbalife.com
or IAmHerbalife.com.
Financial information is available on ir.herbalife.com.


Media Enquiries:
Herbalife Asia Pacific
Mohamad-Liauw, +852 3589 2643
VP, Corporate Communications, Asia
[email protected]


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