More Than 2,000 Join Herbalife Nutrition Fun Run Against Obesity @Avenue K, Kuala Lumpur

December 13, 2017

End my December month with meaningful thing as I joined Herbalife Fun Run to raise awareness regarding obesity. The 5km fun run is organized by Herbalife Nutrition, a global nutrition company and they has launched 4th Annual Nutrition Day by bringing together its members, guests and the public for 5km Fun Run at Avenue K in Kuala Lumpur. More than 2,000 people took part in this celebration, as individuals and families.

The Fun Run is held to raise awareness to the public regarding obesity. They took this opportunity to show Malaysians that living a healthy, active lifestyle is not just essential to keep fit, but also involve fun activities done with friends and family.

According to Sridhar Rajagopalan, Sub-Regional General Manager, Herbalife Malaysia & Singapore , " The obesity rate in Malaysian has been steadily increasing over the years. It is of the utmost importance that we start taking action to curb this problem, as obesity has many negative long-term effects which include metabolic syndrome, diabetes and high blood pressure- all of which reduce quality of life." Adding to his speak, "With the Herbalife Nutrition Day 5KM Fun Run, we hope to encourage everyone to start eating better, and to adopt living a healthy, active lifestyle together as a family and as a community."

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s “Tackling Obesity in ASEAN” report 2017, the prevalence of obesity among Malaysians is at 13.3 per cent, while overweight is at 38.5 per cent. The 2015 National Health and Morbidity Survey indicated that 7% of children under the age of five are overweight, due to the increasing adoption of sedentary lifestyles by Malaysians. This has led to the escalation of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular illnesses.

“These trends are indeed worrying, but we need to bear in mind that we have the means necessary to combat this problem. It is all about being aware of the adverse effects of obesity, and that there are many ways to counter this,” said Steven Chin, General Manager, Herbalife Nutrition Malaysia.Adding to his speak, “As advocates of being fit and healthy, we are pleased to organize the Herbalife Nutrition Day 5KM Fun Run, as our way of engaging with the community around us and encouraging them to take steps towards combating obesity.”

The event in Kuala Lumpur opened with a welcome address by representative of Herbalife Malaysia, followed by a warm up session led by Edan Syah before the Run commenced at 7.30am. Edan was named Malaysia’s fastest marathoner in 2016 and was awarded the ‘Fastest Southeast Asian marathoner’ and ‘Fastest Malaysian’ titles at the Gold Coast Airport Marathon last year. Post run, he brought the crowd together for a cool down session.

Adding more excitement for the individuals and families who participated in the run was the featured lucky draw session. In line with their efforts to promote a healthy active lifestyle, Herbalife Nutrition have also launched a Fitness Centre in their Kuala Lumpur office to ensure that employees within Herbalife Nutrition are given every opportunity to keep healthy through balanced nutrition and exercise.

About Herbalife

Herbalife Nutrition is a global nutrition company whose purpose is to make the world healthier and happier. We have been on a mission for nutrition - changing people's lives with great nutrition products & programs - since 1980. Together with our Herbalife Nutrition independent members, we are committed to providing solutions to the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity, an aging population, sky-rocketing public healthcare costs and a rise in entrepreneurs of all ages. We offer high-quality, science-backed products, most of which are produced in Company-operated facilities, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Nutrition independent member, and a supportive community approach that inspires customers to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle.

Our targeted nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Herbalife Nutrition members in more than 90 countries.

Through our corporate social responsibility efforts, Herbalife Nutrition supports the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and our Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We are also proud to sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy, and numerous Olympic teams.

The company has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and its shares traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of approximately US$4.5 billion in 2016. To learn more, visit or

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