HerbaLine pays tribute to Global Wellness Day in a more meaningful way in line with the company’s evolvement from a facial spa to a beauty and integrated wellness brand.
Gary Sho, Deputy General Manager of HerbaLine explained that many are still clueless about the concept of wellness. “Many equate mental & physical fitness to health. In fact, to be truly healthy – one needs to manage the health of the mind, body, emotions & holistic well-being aspects,” said Sho.
Hence, in line with HerbaLine’s brand philosophy, the company celebrates Global Wellness Day by spreading wellness insights and tips on its social media platforms and via leaflets to customers and the public at large.
CHANGE is key TO embrace wellness as a way of life. Our new 2 in 1 concept – HerbaLine Facial Spa and Mama Kim inspire our business credo and wellness theme “Eating Well & Looking Well” 2018 -- allowing us to offer the community a refreshing experience which rejuvenates, heals and soothes the body, mind and soul. This encapsulates the essence of wellness and health from inside out.
In promoting “Eating Well”, HerbaLine’s healthy cuisine restaurant Mama Kim offered every customer a complimentary healthy meal with every purchase of a meal for a day on GWD. Mama Kim in-house cafe offers a comprehensive menu with a philosophy of “Where Healthy Is Yummy” – where the menu concept comprise 80% vegetable and 20% meat in a single dish.
At HerbaLine Facial Spa, every customer got to enjoy free foot paraffin wax treatments. “Looking Well” refers to sporting your best appearance and is important to improve self -esteem, self-confidence and ultimately mental wellness. HerbaLine Facial Spa offers facial and body massage treatments which are complemented by value added services such as sea salt foot bath, fish spa therapy, detox lemongrass drinks etc to make your feel & look good and enveloped in wellness.
The 2013 Global Wellness Tourism Economy report defines wellness as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being. It goes beyond mere freedom from disease or infirmity and emphasizes the proactive maintenance and improvement of health and well-being.
Many corporations and individuals spend millions on healthcare plans & medical treatments but little to none on proper wellness programmes which can pre-empt or delay one from getting ill. In Malaysia, media reports a total of 162,201 deaths in 2016, an increase of 4.1 per cent as compared to 2015 (155,786). Ischaemic heart diseases were the principal cause of death in 2016 of 13.2 per cent, followed by pneumonia (12.5%), cerebrovascular diseases (6.9%) and respiratory diseases.
In WHO’s report June 2018, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) kill 41 million people each year, equivalent to 71% of all deaths globally. The stats will climb in future years, practising wellness is key to cushion the acceleration of an increasingly ill-stricken society.
Sho shared some wellness tips:
1.Keep your physical health well
- Participate in physical exercise at least 30 minutes daily. This boosts your brain functioning, mood and energy and decreases stress and anxiety.
- Ensure you go to sleep and wake up the same time everyday – i.e observing a consistent sleeping pattern.
2. Have healthy relationships
- Having a support system is vital to well- being. Focus on building authentic relationships that bring meaning to your life. Spend quality time with people who genuinely care about you and want you to be happy and healthy.
- Familiarity breeds boredom and dulls the mind. Experts recommend a getaway once in a while -- to recharge, refresh and rejuvenate. Have a short vacation with friends and family.
3. Manage stress and cope well.
- There’s no way to escape stress. When you can’t change situations, change your mindset. It’s important to rely on healthy coping skills, such as meditation, yoga, writing, drawing, listening to music or talking to a trusted friend.
4. Eat Well
- Nutrition sets the foundation for good physical and mental wellness.
- Fruits and vegetables have large doses of vitamins, minerals, fibres and other phytonutrients. -- essential for everyday health and nutrition Think of eating five colours a day as the phytonutrients in fruits and vegetables are found to strengthen our immune system prevent cancer, heart disease and promoting anti-ageing and repair DNA.
- Drink well! Hydrate yourself regularly as water is crucial for a healthy body and mental health.