India, April 2, 2015 – Herbalife, a global nutrition company, has announced the launch of its third Asia Pacific Wellness Tour to continue its effort to raise public awareness of the importance of balanced nutrition as part of a healthy active life. Dr. Nataniel Viuniski, a member of Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB), will lead the India leg of the Tour which will take place from April 4, 2015 to April 7, 2015.
Dr. Viuniski is a pediatrician and nutritional expert whose main areas of interest are weight management and childhood obesity. He will visit Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai during his tour in India. Dr. Viuniski will address the audience on ‘Curbing Childhood Obesity’. He will primarily cover the topic, the rising childhood obesity rate, which is a concern across the world and will throw insights on the responsibility of parents to tackle the childhood obesity effectively through healthy food and exercises.
The latest edition of the Asia-Pacific Wellness Tour will see seven Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB) members visiting 28 cities in Australia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam in the month of April. The Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB) is comprised of leading experts in the fields of nutrition and health who help inform, educate and train Independent Herbalife associates and members of the public on the principles of good nutrition and regular physical activity.
Open to medical practitioners, industry partners, sports professionals and the general public, the 2015 Asia-Pacific Wellness Tour will feature a series of seminars led by the Herbalife NAB members. At each of these seminars, the NAB members will address key health and nutrition topics. The NAB members will also provide practical tips on how selective nutritional intake can go a long way in countering the effects of the wide-ranging health issues.
“The past two Asia-Pacific Wellness Tour in 2014 were enthusiastically received, with an attendance of 43,000 across the region. As a result of these events, we have seen a marked increase in awareness on current health trends and a heightened understanding of the importance of leading a healthy active life. Through this year’s Tour and the addition of two new NAB members to bring fresh perspectives to the region, we hope to build on the momentum to make a bigger impact on the lives of Asia Pacific consumers through the sharing of practical balanced nutrition tips and positive lifestyle habits to help them live healthier lives,” said Mr William M. Rahn, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Herbalife Asia Pacific.
The Asia-Pacific Wellness Tour returns this year with the addition of two new Herbalife NAB members – Dr Louis Ignarro and Dr Chin-Kun Wang. Dr Ignarro is known for his exceptional contributions to cardiovascular science. His efforts in the discovery of nitric oxide and its range of benefits to the human body was recognized with the award of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Dr Wang, an expert in metabolism and nutrition, has been focusing his research on human metabolism and the clinical evaluation of nutritional supplements, nutraceuticals, functional foods and herbs. Dr Ignarro and Dr Wang will be leading the Tour in Japan and Singapore respectively.
Completing the team of NAB members joining the Tour is Dr Nataniel Viuniski, specializing in pediatrics and nutrition; Dr Gary Small, specializing in brain health and ageing; Dr Marion Flechtner-Mors, specializing in nutrition and obesity; Dr Wang-Jae Lee, specializing in immunology and Dr Jonathan Yarom, an expert sports physician. They will collectively lead the Australia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam legs of the Asia-Pacific Wellness Tour.
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