Herbalife Nutrition Shares How Nutrition Education and Community Support Can Help Combat Obesity

Herbalife Nutrition Shares How Nutrition Education and Community Support Can Help Combat Obesity

Herbalife Nutrition works to provide communities with the tools and resources to make healthier choices.

Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 9:15am

Obesity is a growing global epidemic with over 800 million people currently living with the disease. The role of nutrition education and supportive communities have the power in making a difference in fighting obesity.

As a global nutrition company, Herbalife Nutrition empower people to access important and appropriate information about nutrition, health, and well-being. One of the ways they do this by educating consumers about nutrient density. The concept of nutrient density, which is a measure of how much nutrition you get per calorie eaten, is important to a healthy diet. Remember, when choosing between two food items with the same calorie amount, one food choice can provide your body with the protein, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals we need every day, while another choice may provide empty calories from sugar and fat with no significant nutrients.

Even in food deserts and swamps, healthy eating can be achieved by making informed decisions that can only come through education. This behavior change helps our communities fight obesity.

We also need to remember that health is holistic, and balanced nutrition is only part of the equation for a healthy and happy life. A consistent exercise regimen and a supportive community are also essential to lose weight and get healthy.

By surrounding yourself with a supportive community of like-minded people, in other words, others who want to live a healthy active lifestyle, one can significantly increase the odds of reaching your goals. A study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that people who regularly walk in groups have lower blood pressure, resting heart rate, and total cholesterol. Exercise also leads to a reduction in body fat and Body Mass Index (BMI). The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) agrees.

Herbalife Nutrition’s independent distributors play these roles in their local communities, motivating others and encouraging regular physical activity. As coaches to their customers, they help others make healthier choices and stay on a path to better wellness, using tools, training, and materials developed by our experts in nutrition, health, and fitness.

Access to good nutrition is critical to solving the challenges posed by food insecurity, including obesity. When looking at delivering nutrient-dense foods to the most remote food deserts in the world, there is no way currently, for fresh food to compete on cost-effectively delivering safe and nutrient-dense food, compared to processed food. To help solve this problem they launched their Nutrition for Zero Hunger initiative; a global program that provides critical resources and expertise to communities around the world.

Herbalife Nutrition’s goal is to increase access to healthy foods and nutrition education for vulnerable populations around the world, by increasing awareness, donating nutrient-dense products, and collaborating with their global partners.

This article was originally published on IAmHerbalifeNutrition.com. Read more here.