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AIA - NINE GOOD REASONS TO GET MORE SLEEP AND 10 TIPS TO GET MORE OF IT



Sleep. We take it for granted. But it can have a profound positive impact on both our health and outlook. And the people around you will certainly benefit from it too. Here are nine surprising benefits of a good night's sleep.


TURN THAT B INTO AN A WITH MORE ZZZ - Your mind memorises and stores information while you’re asleep. #OneMoreHour of sleep can help you learn better.


TO BE QUICKER ON YOUR FEET, STAY FAST ASLEEP - One more hour of sleep can be just as important for an athlete as training. That’s because your body repairs itself at night.


GAIN SLEEP TO LOSE WEIGHT - When it comes to maintaining a healthy weight, sleep can be just as important as diet and exercise. Get one more hour to help improve your metabolism.


ONE MORE HOUR TURNS SLEEP INTO BEAUTY SLEEP - Who needs expensive night creams? A good night’s sleep helps you achieve that rested glow for free.


HIT THE SACK TO BEAT THE FLU - One more hour of sleep boosts your immune system. Which means less time off work and sick days for the kids.


ONE MORE HOUR MEANS YOU SHINE WHEN YOU RISE - Most people say they wake up feeling tired. But one more hour of sleep helps boost your mood and energy.


BETTER SLEEPERS ARE QUICKER THINKERS - One more hour of sleep can help you be less forgetful, improve your focus, and increase your attention span.


LOVE SLEEP. IT’S GOOD FOR YOUR HEART - Getting One more hour of sleep can help keep your heart strong and regulate your blood pressure.


SWEET DREAMS CAN LOWER YOUR RISK OF DIABETES - Diabetes may be on the rise. But there are two simple ways to reduce it: cut back on sweets and get one more hour of sleep.



10 TIPS TO HELP YOU GET #ONEMOREHOUR


It can be tempting to watch one more episode of your favourite show or to keep scrolling on your phone. But getting #OneMoreHour of sleep is easier than you think. And you'll feel much better for it too. Here are 10 tips to help you shine when you rise.

  • Looking at your screen can hamper your sleep. Limit screen time 3 hours before bed to help you get #OneMoreHour of sleep.

  • Getting enough sunlight can help your body clock stay in tune with the rhythm of the day. One tip to help you get one more hour.

  • Caffeine can stay in your body for up to 8 hours. To get one more hour of sleep, switch to herbal tea after 4pm.

  • Post-work drinks can interfere with your sleep. Try going without it to help you get one more hour of sleep.

  • Getting into bed and waking up at the same time everyday can help you get better sleep. One tip to help you get one more hour.

  • Investing in the right pillow, mattress and quality sheets can make a difference in helping you get one more hour of sleep.

  • Even the tiniest ray of light can keep you awake. Get some blackout curtains or an eye mask to help you get one more hour.

  • Resist a late night snack as this can get in the way of a good night’s sleep. One tip to help you get one more hour.

  • Work keeping you up at night? Try meditation or deep breathing exercises to help you get one more hour of sleep.

  • Exercise helps increase the depth and duration of sleep. One tip to help you get one more hour.



AIA LAUNCHES AIA ONE BILLION TO ENGAGE A BILLION PEOPLE TO LIVE HEALTHIER, LONGER, BETTER LIVES BY 2030


AIA Group Limited has announced the launch of AIA One Billion, a bold ambition to engage a billion people to live Healthier, Longer, Better Lives by 2030. As the largest pan-Asian life and health insurer, AIA is starting a movement to improve the health and wellness of individuals and help create a more sustainable future in Asia.


Stuart A. Spencer, AIA Group Chief Marketing Officer, said, “For more than a century, AIA has strived to make a significant, positive impact for our customers and communities. Launching AIA One Billion extends our Purpose of helping people live Healthier, Longer, Better Lives far beyond our immediate customer base. AIA One Billion underscores AIA’s commitment to engage, educate and inspire communities across Asia to improve physical, mental and environmental wellness while championing financial inclusion.


The pandemic has increased people’s awareness of the importance of health and wellness. Yet populations in Asia are seeing an increase in lifestyle-related diseases, accounting for more than 70 per cent of all deaths1. The World Health Organisation has warned that climate change will increase morbidity and mortality, especially in Asia2. It is critically important for AIA to play a positive role at the forefront of helping our communities address these issues.”


Through partnerships, events, community programmes and campaigns, AIA One Billion will encompass interactions across AIA’s communities to engage and encourage everyone from all walks of life to lead healthier lifestyles and help secure a healthier planet. As a first step to kick-start AIA One Billion, a regional social media campaign has been launched to invite people to ‘Join the Journey’. AIA ambassadors across the region will also support the initiative and rally communities to take action and drive broad positive behavioural change.


AIA has the ambition to become a global leader in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG). AIA One Billion builds on AIA’s long-term strategy to make a difference to the sustainable development of communities. As part of its ESG reporting, AIA will track, measure, and report on progress towards the goal to engage one billion people by 2030 to live Healthier, Longer, Better Lives.


Find out more about AIA One Billion: aia.com/aiaonebillion



About AIA Group


AIA Group Limited and its subsidiaries (collectively “AIA” or the “Group”) comprise the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group. It has a presence in 18 markets – wholly-owned branches and subsidiaries in Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR3, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan (China), Vietnam, Brunei and Macau SAR4, and a 49 per cent joint venture in India.


The business that is now AIA was first established in Shanghai more than a century ago in 1919. It is a market leader in Asia (ex-Japan) based on life insurance premiums and holds leading positions across the majority of its markets. It had total assets of US$330 billion as of 30 June 2021.


AIA meets the long-term savings and protection needs of individuals by offering a range of products and services including life insurance, accident and health insurance and savings plans. The Group also provides employee benefits, credit life and pension services to corporate clients. Through an extensive network of agents, partners and employees across Asia, AIA serves the holders of more than 39 million individual policies and over 16 million participating members of group insurance schemes.


AIA Group Limited is listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the stock code “1299” with American Depositary Receipts (Level 1) traded on the over-the-counter market (ticker symbol: “AAGIY”).


For more information, please visit: aia.com