Monday, November 07, 2016


If you have been following me here in the blog and in my social media accounts, you know that I have always been very vocal on how I want to be physically active because I'm not getting any younger. My thighs are getting bigger, arms getting fatter and hips are getting wider than ever.  However, no matter how hard I try, because of my work-related circumstances, I am really having a hard time doing this.

In the recent Herbalife event that I attended, they have revealed their findings from a recent Asia Pacific Millennials At Work Survey that they conducted which appeared that Filipino millennials are adapting a healthy, active lifestyle, however, most believe their current workplace environment prevents them from doing so.

Ms. Barbette Soliven, Corporate Communications Manager - Herbalife Philippines

To sum up the survey: 

- Millenials or those born from 1980 and 2000 - - are opting for a workplace that will encourage them to stay active, if only this will be embedded in every company culture. 

- (8) in 10 millennials have agreed that they would like their company workplace to adopt a healthy, active lifestyle. 

- 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’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. 

Rosalio Valenzuela, Herbalife Philippines General Manager

“There are about 35 million millennials now in the Philippines, which is about one-third of the country’s entire population. Five years from now, millennials will be dominating the labor force. While most millennials want to lead healthy lives, they face real obstacles at work in doing" so says Rosalio Valenzuela, Herbalife Philippines General Manager

"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. ” he added.


To provide tips on how millennials and their employers can integrate positive nutrition and life style habits at their workplaces, Herbalife Nutrition has organized its sixth Asia Pacific Wellness Tour, which builds upon the successes of the past five tours that welcomed over 100, 000 participants.

Five experts from the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB) toured to 21 Asian cities from October 7 to 30 and had a series of talks, workshops and medical symposia across the region.

Through these efforts, Herbalife aims to equip organizations and employees with the right tools to collectively build a healthier work environment across Asia Pacific.

Julian Alvarez Garcia, M.D., Ph.D., a member of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board
At the event, an 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 was shared to select media and bloggers by Mr. Julian Alvarez Garcia, M.D., Ph.D., a member of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board. He has also shared these advice during the Asia Pacific Wellness Tour.

Mr. Garcia's tips can be summarised in two essential key points: Eat Healthy diet (Nutrition) and don't be sedentary (Active Living).

1. Nutrition 

  • Dedicate a healthy eating day each week and get colleagues involved in making healthy choices for lunch on this day. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
2. Active Living

  • Create a playlist that incorporates upbeat music and play with hourly intervals. 
  • Use Running Apps to keep energized and on-pace during regular runs. 
  • Set a goal to join running competitions to motivate self to sustain an active lifestyle. 

me with Mr. Julian Alvarez Garcia, M.D., Ph.D.,

I actually learned a lot from the advice and tips in regards to achieving a healthy lifestyle which I acquired from Mr. Garcia.

He also recommended to atleast wake up 30 minutes earlier from your previous routine and exercise everyday. If you are currently stucked in an office, go ahead and standup if you have noticed that you have been sitting for an hour already to prevent from being inactive and sedentary.
So with all these advices, the question that I have now for myself is: 

When will I start? 




I actually have started already. (I have been participating in group activities and exercises lately)

I also have learned about the benefits of Herbalife's Nutrition Protien Shake, so I will start to take it regularly to give me enough power to my daily activities. 



The only thing left lacking in me is CONSISTENCY. 

Which I'm pretty sure that I will be able to address soon.





How about you? Have you had any barrier in achieving your healthy lifestyle? I hope you would be able to conquer it soon.

The event was held at the Conrad Hotel Manila last October 27, 2016.



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