Health experts, tracking the health of the nation
Everyone wants to be healthy. That’s one of the reasons why ‘health’ is big business in the UK. Many people suffer from poor diets and sedentary lifestyles, but other changes in those lifestyles mean that financial concerns and work pressures are also playing a part in the health of the nation.
Our Aviva Health Check UK Report will track the physical and mental health of the nation. Surveying 2,000 UK adults, we’ll bring you news about health trends in exercise, diet, illness and general well-being particularly:
- Health by age, health by generation and health by body type
- Health ambitions – how can the UK improve mental health for its citizens?
- Perceptions and reality – body image, and the effects of ‘culture’ on women’s health
- How stresses and anxiety are being managed by our nation as a whole.
Read the first Health Check UK report, to find out what we’ve learned about these key points:
- Did you know that half our population is classified as overweight or obese according to their BMI? We look at the clear North-South divide on this issue.
- Did you know just 52% of our population believe they’re in good health? We look at the reasons why 77% of people in poor health say they’re unhappy.
- Did you know that 25% of our population do not eat a single daily portion of fruit or vegetables? We look at the need to maintain 5 a day, every day.
As always, we’re keen to focus on the impact of mental as well as emotional and physical health. In this issue, we explore the top 4 mental health issues stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia and how higher levels of poor health and unhappiness is associated with increased instances of mental health problems.
Shining the Spotlight on Body Image
No matter what size we are, we are rarely happy especially women who constantly diet 30% vs. 16% for men. Find out how much of the population is rarely or never happy with their body shape.
Shining our Spotlight on Mental Wellbeing
Everyone worries, whatever age they are. We look at mental wellbeing across the generations – there may be an age gap, but money worries and a good hold on the work-life balance seems to cross that divide. Find out which generation is feeling the strain and suffering from stress, anxiety and depression the most.