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Herbalife Nutrition at Work: On Obesity and Brain Fuctionality

by on May 11th, 2016

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Survey Reveals Majority of Philippines’ Workforce are at Risk of Obesity

Even without the official numbers, you can already tell just by looking at the people around you how several of our fellow Filipinos are at risk of obesity. Obesity however is just the tip of the iceberg. Imagine all the illnesses one can obtain because of being overweight – diabetes, heart attack etc.

Recently, Herbalife, a global nutrition company released the findings of the new Nutrition at Work Survey which revealed that the majority of Philippines’ workforce lead sedentary lifestyles, putting them at risk of obesity. The survey, which was designed to understand the lifestyle habits and attitudes of Asia Pacific’s modern workforce, was conducted in March 2016 with 5,500 full-time workers in 11 Asia-Pacific markets, including 500 workers from the Philippines.



According to the survey findings, almost 9 out of 10 (85%) of workers in the Philippines spend at least six hours a day sitting at their desk, with 52% of its workforce eating lunch at their work desk two to five times per week. I’m guilty of such, and I’m guessing a lot of you are too. Which is why working out is a very important part of my life if I wish to stay fit and healthy. Unfortunately, the survey also revealed that 86% exercise less than 3 times a week.

The risk of obesity, nevertheless, can still be averted if workers in the Philippines decide to take control over their own nutritional intake and exercise regimen. It may not be easy, but it certainly is doable. Though exercise is very important, weight loss is actually 80% diet and only 20% exercise. Remember to eat healthy and eat right.



Dr. Gary Small on Digital Dementia and Brain Aging

We’re currently in the age of technology, and everywhere around us, we see technology being maximized to make our everyday lives easier. However, when it comes to kids and teenagers, parents and others adults are still unsure if this “overflow” of technology is a good thing or a bad thing.

In a recent talk by Gary Small,he shed some light on digital dementia. First of all, digital dementia is NOTHING like dementia. It was just called such to catch attention, however, his studies do show how too much use of digital devices result to a decrease of brain function – people become more forgetful and get easily distracted.




Small is a professor of psychiatry and bio behavioral sciences, the Parlow-Solomon professor on aging at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, director of the UCLA Longevity Center and director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Division at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.

His team developed brain imaging technologies that detect the first signs of brain aging. In addition, Small has studied and developed lifestyle and memory training programs for improving cognition and healthy aging, which are available throughout the U.S. in senior centers, community hospitals and assisted living facilities.


About Herbalife

Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has been changing people’s lives with great products since 1980.

Their nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Independent Herbalife Members in more than 90 countries. They are committed to addressing the global obesity epidemic by offering high-quality products, one-on-one coaching with Herbalife Member and a community that inspires customers to live a healthy, active life.


Cheryl Villareal is a preschool teacher and the owner/ editor-in-chief of On weekdays, she could be found teaching her little tots while Sundays are her workout days. She easily enjoys simple things and loves experiencing new things! Her blog is simply a way for her to share these experiences with people. Besides her blog, she also contributes and writes various articles on Follow her on Twitter

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