Live beautifully, get active

WATSONS Malaysia recently launched a year-long #GETACTIVE campaign, a global Watsons health initiative, in conjunction with World Health Day.

At the launch of the campaign, Watsons Malaysia general manager and country head Caryn Loh said, “Watsons Malaysia is once again setting its foot ahead with this health campaign. With support from our key business partners and through the extensive loyalty programme with our customers, we hope this campaign will inject healthy living in every one.

“We will continue to build a better range and give better offers and better rewards. We want our consumers to relate to Watsons Malaysia as a one-stop health and beauty store,” she added.

AMBASSADORS TO GET YOU GOING

Present at the launch were key business and merchant partners, along withWatsons #GETACTIVE ambassadors –Malaysia’s first female professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Ann Osman; actress and cycling enthusiast Lenna Lim; and fitness influencer Kit Mah. Local sports commentator Mark O’dea was unable to make the launch.

The event saw the ambassadors happy to share their personal health and wellness tips, which they practise in their daily lives.

For Lim, cycling was a hobby she picked up a year ago. “I enjoy cycling because it’s fun. I get to see attractive sights and beautiful lakes. It helps boost my mental health.”

Ann, on the other hand, said: “In MMA, which is known to be aggressive and predominantly male-dominated, that motivates me. I go one step further by working hard and being dedicated. It is the same discipline you need to lead a healthy lifestyle – with a balanced diet and exercise.” She also shared that she picked up MMA in her 20s out of curiosity and for health reasons.

Mah however, got the crowd up and about. Guests were seen doing simple exercises together with him, such as tip-toeing to strengthen calf muscles. Encouraging people to get started and living healthy, he suggested simple exercises such as taking the stairs. “These are basic things you can start doing today.”

Watsons Malaysia registered pharmacist Cheryl Lai was present to educate the crowd on the benefits of exercising. “Activities such as cycling, swimming and running are known as aerobic exercises. They are low-impact exercises where you do not get hurt easily. Just two to four hours of exercise a week can improve your general health,” she said.

PREMIUM MEMBER BENEFITS

Through the campaign, Watsons VIP members can look forward to being inspired to becoming more active via upcoming workshops led by #GETACTIVE ambassadors. Members are asked to keep a lookout for more information about exciting activities such as these:

▶ a cycling stint on May 6 led by Lim;

▶ a boot camp session on July 1 hosted by Mah;

▶ an opportunity to learn self-defence techniques on August 26 taught by Ann; and

▶ a chance to play futsal with O’dea on September 30.

[Stay tuned to the Watsons Malaysia Facebook page for registration details.]

Get in on the action and have fun while keeping active by registering as a Watsons VIP member. Membership cards now come with a brand new design and offers even more rewards. New members will enjoy RM300 worth of Watsons vouchers, receive 500VIP points upon card activation and RM5,000 worth of health club, dining, travel, beauty and lifestyle reward vouchers. Watsons VIP benefits include:

▶ lifetime membership with just RM20;

▶ great deals at more than 1,000 #watsonsrewards merchant locations;

▶ every RM1 spent = 1 point;

▶ pay using collected points (200 points = RM1);

▶ 2x points on all Watsons Brand products;

▶ 5x points on birthday month;

▶ 5x points when paying with Touch ’n Go credit; and

▶ exclusive discounts on health products.

“We leverage #GETACTIVE campaign with Watsons Celebrity Friends who fit the bill and ideally represent the campaign via their respective fields. Through their influence and life testimony, we hope all Malaysians will be encouraged and inspired to #GETACTIVE with Watsons,” said Watsons Malaysia customer director Danny Hoh.

Watsons will also be running basic health screenings during its roadshows. Get healthy and active with Watsons now. Follow the Watsons Malaysia Facebook page for more information or visit www.watsons.com.my/get-active