ED­I­TOR’S LET­TER

Prestige Indonesia - - Contents - Ron­ald Liem | PuB­LISHEr / ED­I­TOr-In-CHIEF PHO­TOG­ra­PHEr Robby aGuS STyLInG PE­TER zEwET MaKE uP aRIE IRawaN HaIr SHabuRa STyLIST aS­SIS­TanT LINTaNG HuTaMI DrESS MICHaEL KoRS Jew­ellery Chopard jEW­ELLEry

How has your mood been lately? Are you ex­pe­ri­enc­ing any symp­toms of de­pres­sion or anx­i­ety? Do you usu­ally sleep well for seven to eight hours a night? How you an­swer these ques­tions will in­di­cate whether you are liv­ing a healthy life­style.

As we go into 2019, dur­ing which Pres­tige In­done­sia will cel­e­brate its 15th an­niver­sary, I thought it was im­por­tant for each of us to con­sider our sense of well-be­ing. The road to good health is paved with am­bi­tious New Year res­o­lu­tions, of course.

We try to eat more nu­tri­tious food and cut out the junk, go to bed ear­lier, hit the gym more of­ten. If we smoke, we re­solve to quit (bet­ter never to start!) and, if we drink al­co­hol, to mod­er­ate our in­take (good for the pock­et­book these days, that’s for sure).

If we’re re­ally smart, we con­sider our so­cial net­work, too. How strong are our con­nec­tions with fam­ily and friends? Are we plugged in with so­cial or spir­i­tual groups that can en­rich our life?

I re­ally started think­ing about my health a lot more when I learned that my good friend Esti Nurjadin had be­come the dy­namic new Chair­per­son of Yayasan Jan­tung In­done­sia and she told me about her plans to ed­u­cate so­ci­ety. In this month’s ab­sorb­ing Cover Story, Esti points out that un­der­age smok­ing is one of In­done­sian so­ci­ety’s big­gest health prob­lems to­day. “When you’re young, you think you can live for­ever. That’s why we’re bring­ing our cam­paigns to young peo­ple,” she says in a com­pelling in­ter­view.

Many of us ben­e­fit phys­i­cally and men­tally from prac­tic­ing yoga, which “teaches you to be in tune with your body, your mind and your en­vi­ron­ment. And I think it’s very im­por­tant for your life­style. It’s like an es­cape from my day-to-day life,” says Anita Boentarman, a co-founder of the Rumah Yoga stu­dio in Ke­mang.

Have fun and lose weight? It seems like a con­tra­dic­tion in terms un­til you talk to Liza Na­talia, In­done­sia’s Am­bas­sador for Zumba, an ex­er­cise fit­ness pro­gramme with 15 mil­lion devo­tees world­wide. Mean­while, in one of the most stir­ring sto­ries we’ve ever pub­lished in Pres­tige, Gita Sjahrir tells us how she fought off an auto-im­mune dis­ease to de­velop Ride, the first fit­ness bou­tique brand in South­east Asia to ob­tain ven­ture­cap­i­tal fund­ing.

To read in­spir­ing sto­ries like these ev­ery month, please turn to page 182 for news of our lat­est fab­u­lous sub­scrip­tion of­fer. And keep up with us 24/7 by vis­it­ing pres­ti­geon­line. com and check­ing out our so­cial me­dia posts on In­sta­gram, Face­book and Twit­ter.

A Happy New Year to all loyal Pres­tige read­ers and ad­ver­tis­ers!

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