Sedentary lifestyle and the risk of obesity

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As a blogger, my daily routine runs around technology. I may be tagged for overusing digital devices, but that's how my lifestyle goes. During this talk, I was made aware of the risks for such doings. Digital dementia is a term that was discussed thoroughly that day. It is a term that describes mental conditions such as forgetfulness due to overuse of digital technologies. Ring-a-bell, I'm experiencing such! Urgh! One thing that made this term out of the blue is our sedentary lifestyle. It was interestingly discussed that most of our workforce here in the Philippines are at risk and that may lead to obesity. I guess that's how it goes.


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During the talk Dr. Small addressed health and nutrition related issues associated with sedentary lifestyles and share practical tips on how today’s workforce can live healthier lives by making simple changes to their daily lifestyles. Health and medical professionals, academics, as well as the general public have also engaged in lively dialogues with Dr. Small at the event, and had the chance to network with like-minded professionals through the Herbalife Asia-Pacific Wellness Tour platform.

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“With a majority of Philippines’ workforce leading largely sedentary lifestyles, our mission as a global nutrition company is to help people in the Philippines take practical steps towards leading healthy, active lives. By inculcating positive nutrition and active lifestyle habits to people in the Philippines, we hope that this will, over time, help reduce obesity risks and lead to positive improvements to the well-being of our people,” said Mr. Rosalio Valenzuela, General Manager of Herbalife Philippines.

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According to the "Nutrition at Work Survey" by the global nutrition company Herbalife, almost nine out of 10 (85%) 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. The survey also revealed that majority of Philippines’ workforce (86%) exercise less than three times per week, with five out of 10 getting less than 30 minutes of physical activity a day at their workplace. This suggests a significantly worrying trend locally, on the back of rising obesity rates recorded in recent years. Nevertheless, the risk of obesity could be averted if workers in the Philippines decide to take control over their own nutritional intake and exercise regimen. Close to eight out of 10 workers (75%) affirmed that they strive to live a healthy, active life, however, the majority of them noted that they find it difficult to stay active during workdays.

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