Herbalife Nutrition At Work Survey Reveals Filipino Millennials Desire Healthy, Active Workplace Environment

While the survey conducted reveals that more Filipino millennials are engaging in regular physical activities outside work, they find it difficult to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle in the modern workplace.🙂

 Herbalife Nutrition, a global nutrition company, has released the findings from its Asia Pacific Millennials At Work Survey1, which revealed that Filipino millennials are adapting a healthy, active lifestyle, however, most believe their current workplace environment prevents them from doing so.

Millennials, or people born in between 1980 and 2000, are opting for a workplace that will encourage them to stay active, if only this will be embedded in every company culture.  About 83 percent or eight (8) in 10 millennials have agreed that they would like their company workplace to adopt a healthy, active lifestyle.

With the millennial generation expected to make up 50 percent of the global workforce by 2020, ensuring the wellbeing of millennials will be important to improving workplace productivity. “There are about 35 million millennials now in the Philippines, which is about one-third of the country’s entire population. Five years from now, millennials will be dominating the labor force. While most millennials want to lead healthy lives, they face real obstacles at work in doing so,” said Rosalio Valenzuela, Herbalife Philippines General Manager. “At Herbalife Nutrition, we provide our employees with nutrition products at work, subsidize gym memberships, hold regular wellness programs related to nutrition and well-being, and encourage participation in outdoor activities and sports competitions.”


Additionally, the survey findings revealed the following:

  • Seven (7) out of 10 millennials strive to live healthy, active lives
  • However, the majority of millennials find it challenging to maintain an active lifestyle at work – eight (8) out of 10 millennials spend 6 to 13 hours at their work desk each day, and 64% of millennials get less than 30 minutes of physical activity – including standing, stretching and walking at work on an average work day.
  • Additionally, 64% of millennials cited the “lack of time” as the key obstacle to engaging in physical activity at work.

To provide tips on how millennials and their employers can integrate positive nutrition and life style habits at their workplaces, Herbalife Nutrition has organized a sixth Asia Pacific Wellness Tour, which builds upon the successes of the past five tours that welcomed over 100, 000  participants. Five experts from the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB) are scheduled to tour 21 Asian cities from October 7 to 30, to hold a series of talks, workshops and medical symposia across the region.

“Through these efforts, we hope to equip organizations and employees with the right tools to collectively build a healthier work environment across Asia Pacific,” said Valenzuela.

Julian Alvarez Garcia, M.D., Ph.D., a member of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board, will be visiting Manila for the Asia Pacific Wellness Tour this October. Julian Alvarez Garcia, M.D., Ph.D. will also be sharing expert advice on how millennials can adopt simple positive nutrition and lifestyle habits at work to improve their overall well-being in the long run.

Some of the tips to help foster a healthier millennial workforce include:

  • Nutrition
  • Dedicate a healthy eating day each week and get colleagues involved in making healthy choices for lunch on this day.
  • Boost water intake to help the body digest food, rid the body of toxins, and help deliver nutrients to the cells. Drink at least eight (8) glasses or two (2) liters of water a day.
  • Have a protein shake combined with non-fat milk and healthy fruit for breakfast. With 20-30 grams of protein and low-fat contents, it can provide the body with all the nutrition it needs to power through the day.
  • Active Living
  • Create a playlist that incorporates upbeat music and play with hourly intervals.
  • Use Running Apps to keep energized and on-pace during regular runs.
  • Set a goal to join running competitions to motivate self to sustain an active lifestyle.

1Herbalife’s Millennials At Work Survey was conducted in 2016, with 5,500 respondents aged 18 and above, from Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.


About Herbalife

Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has been changing people’s lives with great products since 1980. Our nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Herbalife Independent Members in more than 90 countries. We are committed to fighting the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity by offering high-quality products, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Member and a community that inspires customers to live a healthy, active life.

We support the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We also sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy and champions in many other sports.

The company has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of US$4.5 billion in 2015. The Herbalife website contains a significant amount of financial and other information about the company at http://ir.Herbalife.com. The company encourages investors to visit its website from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted. To learn more, visit Herbalife.com or IAmHerbalife.com.

Luxurious furniture and artsy journals on Modern Living TV

Luxurious furniture and artsy journals on Modern Living TV This week on Modern Living TV, Stephanie Zubiri sits down with businesswoman Audrey Zubiri to talk about her world class furniture line, Designa Italia. Audrey will also share ideas on how these quality and Italian-made furniture will turn anyone’s room from plain to lavish.

Stephanie also meets jeweler Macky Fah who will show her latest line of elegant sparkles perfect for daily wear, FahLux. Macky will also present her newest product, Fae, a luxurious collection of organic beeswax candles that are fast becoming a cult favorite among the metro’s stylish set.
Also featured in this week’s episode are the beautiful and inspiring travel journals of artist and writer, Abbey Sy. Together with Bianca, Abbey will teach you how to create a visual diary. She will also give time-tested tips and insights on the art of journaling.
Every episode of Modern Living TV features the latest eye candy in the form of breathtaking living spaces and other elements of modern living.
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Don’t miss Modern Living TV’s latest episode! Now on its 6th season,Modern Living TV airs every Saturday on ANC at 6:00 p.m., with replays on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Modern Living TV is the first lifestyle TV show by a news media organization.


Dentist wins Mrs. Philippines-Globe 2016 crown

Fritzie Lexdy Noche, a 36-year old mother and dentist from Batangas, was crowned as the new Mrs. Philippines Globe 2016. A second-time contestant of the pageant, she bested 17 other contestants who were also vying for the much coveted title and crown.

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Personifying beauty and substance, Fritzie Lexdy Noche is also civic leader and a former president of the Philippine Dental Association – Batangas chapter in 2007 – 2008. She obtained her degree in Dental Medicine at the Centro Escolar University and took up Masters in Orthodontics Temporomandibular Dysfunction and Orthopedics at the Roman Dental School.

During the coronation night held at the Samsung Hall, SM Aura, Taguig City, Noche and the other candidates proved to themselves, as well as to all the guests, that being married or having children should not hinder them from reaching their full potential.

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MPG National Pageant Director Carla Cabrera-Quimpo and Mrs. Globe 2013 Sheryl Lynn Callister
“My second try at Mrs. Philippines Globe has allowed me to discover more about myself and improve my persona as a wife, mother, and friend to all,” said Fritzie. “I will bring everything I learned in this journey as I represent my country for Mrs. Globe 2016.”

Leading the panel of judges were Mrs Globe Philippines National Pageant Director Carla Cabrera-Quimpo and Mrs. Globe 2013 Sheryl Lynn Callister who flew in from the Netherlands to grace the event.  Joining them were Mrs. Philippines Globe 2012 Joyce Agsaway, Mrs. Philippines Globe 2012 Woman of Substance Pinky Siva, Bb. Pilipinas Universe 1985 Joyce Ann Burton Titular, Mrs. Philippines Globe 2014 Janice Trillo, All Star Team president of Rotary Club of Makati Gems Vangie Jaehn, Solane Brand Executive Rae Steffi Behag, and Metro Pacific Investment Corp. Vice President for Public Relations of Melody Del Rosario.

Noche, who won PhP150,000 worth of prizes, will also represent the Philippines in the prestigious Mrs. Globe World Finals in Hainan, China in December 2016.

Aside from Noche, the pageant’s major winners also included Woman of Substance titlist Timikko Santos, Solane Mother of the Year Annalyn Marie Gayatin, 1st runner-up Michelle Boyero, 2nd runner-up Niezal Cayangan, and 3rd runner-up Nova Christine Dela Cruz.

Special awards were also given to some candidates who stood out during the competition. Michelle Boyero won as Most Elegant Woman, Darlene Conde was chosen as Mrs. Body Beautiful and Woman of Charity, Annalyn Marie Gayatin won Best in Talent, while Fritzie Lexdy Noche took home Career Woman of the Year and Supermodel Mom awards, Timikko Santos was chosen as the Most Beautiful Face, and Nova Christine Dela Cruz won the Darling of the Press award. Similarly, Angelica Marie Catangay was chosen as the Personality of the Year, Niezal Cayangan was given the Life Story of the Year Award, Maria Theresa Uhlmann won the Entrepreneur of the Year, Maria Giselle Barrion took home Achievement of the Year, and Pinky Siva was recognized as Mrs. Philippines Globe Woman of the Year.

A new title was also added this year – the Mrs. Philippines Globe Classic 2018 for women within the age of 46 to 55. The special award was given to Annalyn Marie Gayatin.

Other official candidates who also gave their best during the competition were Marjorie McMurchie, Brooke Cajita, Madonna Naval, Rasha Demonteverde, Genieve Uy, Coleen Ramos, and Geisha Muring.

One of the biggest international beauty pageants for married women, Mrs. Globe aims to empower misses as a vital part of the society. The pageant also recognizes that their achievements, charitable acts and stories can serve as inspiration to others.

Mrs. Philippines Globe is presented by: Samsung Hall, Lucky Rainbow Makati, SM Tickets, Sony Boy Mindo, Jojo Bragais, Arnell Papa, Eimee Cragun, Working Mom, Solane, and Bio-Oil. This pageant is organized by EVI Marketing Communications.

Cohen Cook-Off Challenge


Lose weight effectively with Cohen’s Lifestyle Program’s easy-to-prepare and delicious meal plans

Some believe that you can’t enjoy delicious food and lose weight at the same time. Cohen’s Lifestyle Centre showed that you can as it kicked off its first Cohen Cook-Off Challenge. Cohen clients faced off in a cooking competition and presented their healthy, easy-to-cook and appetizing Cohen meals that can be quickly prepared at home and by doing so, lose weight safely and effectively.

Showcasing their original recipes were Mary Ann “Dr. Ianne” Tangcangco, 40, a physician who lost 35 lbs. on the program so far; Marian Remo, 30, a businesswoman who lost 16 lbs. to date; and Carrie Luis, 26, a freelance assistant who just started the program. Cohen clients Tangcangco, Remo and Luis prepared Apple Cake, Beef Stuffed Zucchini and Mushroom Burger, respectively.

Backed by years of scientific and medical research, Cohen’s Lifestyle Program is a personalized and rapid weight-loss and wellness program that focuses on proper nutrition and uses food as medicine. Each client’s unique blood profile is used as the basis for an individualized eating plan that recommends the personalized quantities of specific types of food that correct the hormonal imbalance that causes weight gain and obesity.

The program works like a prescription. It only “prescribes” food tested at the precise personalized quantity based on the biochemistry of your body to allow the body to do what it is naturally designed to do which is to burn fat. The food prescribed is easily available in the local supermarkets and is most likely already in your kitchen. Through this, there is no need for costly and unsafe procedures, such as injections or pills. Cohen’s Lifestyle Program delivers fast results, with clients averaging a loss of up to eight to 10 lbs. a month.

“The Cohen Program has a track record of success in delivering rapid weight loss using only food as medicine. We provide a safe, effective and scientific method of achieving a slimmer and healthier body, where all other methods may have failed,” said Barbara Young, Cohen’s Lifestyle Centre CEO and a certified life coach. “Cohen’s Lifestyle Program takes a holistic approach to losing weight. We don’t just guide you in losing weight but we also teach a healthier lifestyle, including cooking and eating habits and the way you look at food. You don’t need to be a chef to be able to prepare healthy, delicious meals. With a little bit of creativity in preparing food, losing weight can actually be fun. With the Cohen Cook-Off Challenge, we hope to inspire more people to take charge of their own health by getting involved in the preparation of their own food.”

The Cohen Cook-Off Challenge demonstrates that you can enjoy healthy, delicious and easy-to-cook meals even on a weight-loss program. With Cohen’s Lifestyle Program, you can now say goodbye to bland food to lose weight rapidly, safely and effectively.

Cohen’s Lifestyle Centre offers complimentary information sessions. To schedule an appointment, you may call the Makati office at 828-5251 or (0917) 892-6436.

To know more about Cohen’s Lifestyle Program, visit www.CohenLifestyle.com.ph, or visit http://www.facebook.com/CohenLifestylePhil on Facebook and http://instagram.com/cohenlifestyleph on Instagram.

#GerifiedPH: Smart Parenting’s Money Strategies

My boyfriend let the fire ants scrape away an unopened (just a poked hole on top) coconut husk. A month later, he saw a rectangular hole in it and made me my very first authentic coconut coin bank. Until now, we are using it as Clyde and Dave’s piggy bank.


Smart Parenting held its first Smart Money Strategies last Saturday, 9am at the Cafe 1771 in El Pueblo, Ortigas.

Our first speaker is an Investment Advocate, TV Show Host and the man behind Peso and Sense, Mr. Aya Loraya.

Why do save?

1 Lotto Mentality : that basically mean that when you have a lot of cash whether on hand or in the bank, you are secured.

2 Retirement : Money to used in old age

3 Own House: Filipinos is a house owning culture

4 Education: For yourself, offspring or a loved one

5 Travel: Pocket money and souvenirs

How to be effective in saving?

1 Learn and know what you want

2 Realistic budget to make savings a regular habit

3 Discussion with the family as savings should be a family matter

4 Consult with  the right competent people

5 ACT – Action. Changes. Things. Use technology wisely.

Our second speaker is none other than Ms. Rose Fres Fausto who talked about Raising Money Smart Kids. It’s important to acknowledge our children’s IQ (Intellectual Quotient), EQ (Emotional Quotient) and FQ (Financial Quotient) with the use of the Basic Laws of Money.

The Basic Laws of Money

1 Pay yourself first.

2 Get into a business you understand. Seek advice to competent people.

3 May your gold work for you. Make an army of gold before you buy luxury.

We should change our ways in finances from Income – Expenses = Savings to

Income – Savings = Expenses.

Always remember to buy luxury if you can afford buying ten times of it. And finally for parents, we should remember these:

1 Open a child’s bank account the day after their birth

2 Save regularly no matter what

3 Go beyond savings, invest in growth like stocks, business, pooled/index fund

4 Make Individual Balance Sheet of Assets and Liabilities

5 Cut financial umbilical cord once they graduated

More about this event here.

Thank you so much Ms Jen of Smart Parenting for having me.🙂

#GerifiedPH: Belle de Jour Power Planner 2017

My planner for next year is for a woman who aims to overcome challenges and conquer fears.

From ilovebdj.com:

Entitled, “Trust Your Heart to Overcome the Waves,” the 2017 BDJ Power Planner reminds its users, or Bellas as they’re called, that they can do it all and come out on top, as long as they trust their hearts. Like waves, challenges come and go, as do successes, but as long as one’s heart stays true to its course, everything will be just fine in the end. 

Designed for Bellas who need to balance a million things, the BDJ Power Planner has weekly affirmations, informative editorials and special worksheets that all work together so a Bella can achieve a sense of self-fulfillment at the end of the day.


This is my first leather planner from Belle de Jour and I love the feel, the curvy lettering and the message on the cover. It’s sturdy for everyday use and the pages are thick enough for my hard hand writing.

I also love the special pages inside this empowering planner including:

The 2017 Checklist: You will never get bored when you got a hundred to add on your bucket list! Challenge yourself and see how many circles you could tick off.

My Happiness List: This will make my Power Word SIMPLIFY powerful by constantly reminding me of small things I’m happy about, little things that making me happy and things that I should be thankful for.

Ikigai: Discover the reason why you are waking up!

Listen to the Story of Ikigai as narrated by Ms. Dar in our last #MVPHuddle


There’s a lot more of special pages included inside this planner aside from the monthly articles and the beautiful illustrations of empowered ladies. Grab your own copy now on ilovebdj.com to see for yourself!

For only Php550.00, you’ll get the leather Belle de Jour Power planner, the BDJ Lifestyle Card and over Php40,000 worth of discount coupons from partner brands included in a separate booklet called Perks of a Bella so you can shop, dine, and reward yourself to your heart’s content!

Jergens Booth Game

Read the highlight of my #BDJFair2016: #RiseAbovetheWaves here.


Official Hashtag for the BDJFair2016: #RiseAbovetheWaves

Official Website: https://ilovebdj.com

Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BelledeJourPlanner/

Official Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/BDJBuzz

Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/BDJBuzz

Smart Parenting Money Strategies for Smart Moms

SmartParenting.com.ph, the credible parenting resource backed by experts and a community of involved parents, recently held “Money Strategies for Smart Moms” on October 22, Saturday, at Café 1771 in Ortigas.

With its aim to help Filipino moms to become mindful and confident parents, Smart Parenting together with Pro friends, a reputable property developer in the country, provided an inspiring and informative venue for smart moms to learn about money-saving strategies, raising money smart kids, and home financing.

 “The minute you become a parent you’ve got to upgrade your money management skills, so to speak – and that isn’t always easy,” said Leah Nemil-San Jose, Smart Parenting’s editor in chief. “Hopefully, the moms found the lineup of topics from our financial experts invaluable.”


Leading the speaker lineup was Aya Laraya, an investment advocate with more than 25 years of experience in different financial industries and a TV show host of Pesos and Sense. He spoke from his personal experience when it comes to money-saving strategies to achieve your goals.


For tips on raising money smart kids, Smart Parenting tapped Rose Fres Fausto, an investment banker turned full-time homemaker and now author and newspaper columnist, who is well-known for her talks on purposeful parenting and financial literacy. And lastly, Celine Choa, Lancaster New City brand manager, discussed home financing tips.

Get access to vital parenting information and relevant content 24/7, visit www.smartparenting.com.ph, and follow Smart Parenting on Facebook via /smartparenting.ph, @smartparenting on Instagram, and @_smartparenting on Twitter.