Most Malaysian Millennials Are Inactive at Work Everyday
Herbalife Survey Reveals that 71% of Millennials in Malaysia Spend Less Than 30 Minutes of Physical Activity at their Workplace
Kuala Lumpur | Global nutrition company Herbalife recently released the findings from their ‘Millennials at Work’ survey conducted across the Asia Pacific region. The survey indicated that 53 percent of Malaysian millennials cited lack of time as the main obstacle to exercise or stretch at work compared with 49 percent of non-millennials.
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Conducted across 11 countries with 500 respondents from Malaysia, the survey focuses on the lifestyle habits of the millennial generation. The survey further revealed that:
- Malaysian millennials and the older generation strive to live a healthy and active life, both polling at 60 percent. However, 61 percent of Malaysian millennials find it difficult to stay active during the workday in comparison with their older counterparts that polled at 46 percent;
- 66 percent of Malaysian millennials are more encouraged to stay active if physical activity was part of the company’s culture, compared to 57 percent of non-millennials.
The survey indicated that 53 percent of Malaysian millennials cited lack of time as the main obstacle to exercise or stretch at work compared with 49 percent of non-millennials.
Millennials, born between 1980 and 2000, are expected to form half of the global workforce by 2020, making health and well-being key to improving productivity at the workplace for years to come.
Journey towards health
“The survey shows that Malaysian millennials are becoming increasingly health conscious. While most of them are too busy to stay active during workdays, we hope to play a greater role in imparting practical knowledge to consumers and help them understand that the journey to a healthy, active lifestyle is not difficult to achieve,” said Sridhar Rajagopalan, Sub-Regional General Manager of Herbalife Malaysia and Singapore.
Aimed at deepening practical understanding on the importance of adopting a healthy, active lifestyle, Herbalife organised the sixth Asia-Pacific Wellness Tour. The latest Tour featured five Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB) experts visiting 21 Asia-Pacific cities in October 2016. They shared views on health-related topics, including weight management, brain health and ageing, metabolism, sports medicine, sports science and nutrition at medical symposiums, talks and workshops.
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