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April 10, 2017

U.S. News

Herbalife Study Reveals Alarming Stats on Adult Nutrition

Herbalife’s recent Asia Pacific Balanced Nutrition Survey revealed an alarming lack of nutrition, hydration and exercise among adults.

The survey found that 71 percent of consumers are eating less than half of the recommended serving of fruits and vegetables, more than half do not drink enough water and more than half do not get enough exercise.

The survey findings included:

  • 7 in 10 consumers claimed to consume 1 or 2 servings per day of fruits and vegetables, below the recommended 5 servings per day.
  • More than half (57%) consume less than the recommended 8 glasses of water/fluids per day.
  • Over half (54%) achieve less than 1 hour of physical activity per day, with 11% having no physical activity at all.
  • The top 3 obstacles to a daily nutrition approach are a lack of time (46%), lack of motivation (41%) and lack of money (40%).

The top three motivations to adopting balanced nutrition are sufficient nutrients to function optimally (55 percent), to prevent health related problems and complications (39 percent), and to maintain ideal body weight to prevent obesity-related health problems (39 percent). However, while 55 percent of consumers believe that ensuring their body gets the sufficient nutrients to function optimally was the greatest motivator to adopting a balanced diet, they also say that today’s fast-paced lifestyles make it increasingly challenging to incorporate healthy nutrition habits into their daily lives.  

The Balanced Nutrition Survey is an element of the seventh Herbalife Asia Pacific Wellness Tour, a series of medical symposia, nutrition talks and health workshops held in 21 cities across Asia, which seek to inspire consumers to adopt balanced nutrition habits for long-term health and wellbeing.