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Herbalife Launches First Ever Asia-Pacific Wellness Tour

2014-04-09 12:00 1562

Promoting Balanced Nutrition and Healthy, Active Lifestyle across 30 Cities by Leading Nutrition and Health Experts

HONG KONG, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Herbalife, a global nutrition company, announced the launch of its first ever Asia-Pacific wellness tour, which will see seven Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB) members and its director of fitness education and visit a total of 30 cities in Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia in the month of April. With the rising trend of obesity and ageing, the Herbalife wellness tour seeks to present valuable insights on nutrition, healthy lifestyle and physical activity as the world's population faces a global nutrition transition.

Mr William M. Rahn, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Herbalife Asia Pacific, said, "The Asia-Pacific wellness tour reflects our commitment to helping people pursue a healthy, active lifestyle with education, training and industry-leading nutrition products. With the obesity epidemic expected to get worse, we will play a more proactive role in helping people combat this health issue and live healthier lives."

The Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB) members participating in the wellness tour comprised of leading global experts in the fields of nutrition and health -- Dr Julian Alvarez Garcia (sports medicine and sports physiology), Dr. Banu Cayci (obesity, exercise, antioxidants), Dr. Marco De Angelis (sports medicine), Dr. Carel le Roux (metabolic medicine), Dr. Nataniel Viuniski (pediatrician and nutritional expert), Dr. Jonathan Yarom (sports physician, preventative medicine) and Dr. Rocio Medina, vice president of worldwide nutrition training at Herbalife (nutrition and obesity). Samantha Clayton, Herbalife's Director of Fitness, a former competitive sprinter and fitness expert will also be part of the wellness tour to educate and train Herbalife Independent Distributors and members of the public on the principles of healthy lifestyle and fitness.

The doctors will visit the cities to present at health seminars held by Herbalife on principles of better nutrition, the importance of regular physical activity and healthy lifestyle options as a way to proactively combat the obesity epidemic which is sweeping across the world, including the Asia Pacific region. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 1.4 billion adults were overweight and at least 2.8 million adults die each year as a result of being overweight or obese, which is linked to several chronic lifestyle illnesses including diabetes and heart diseases. In Asia Pacific, the prevalence of obesity is growing fast with several countries predicted to see among the fastest growth in obesity rates between 2010 and 2020 -- the obese and overweight population in Vietnam will increase by 225%, Hong Kong by 178%, India by 100%, South Korea by 80.7%, New Zealand by 52%, and Indonesia by 50%. (Source: Euromonitor International)

Source: Herbalife Asia Pacific
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