Category: Health+Wellness

66% of Americans Want Help Living Healthier Lives

Would you rather be thin or strong? Smart or sexy? What exactly do Americans consider to be healthy in 2018? Parade magazine and Cleveland Clinic recently joined forces to take the pulse of Americans’ behaviors and attitudes toward health today.

Pediatricians to Promote Treatment to Children Suffering from Anxiety

Nearly two in five (38%) parents say their child suffers from anxiety, according to a new survey commissioned by the American Osteopathic Association and conducted online by The Harris Poll.

More than Half of Americans Support Weight Loss Surgery

More Americans than ever are dealing with the health consequences of obesity as rates of the disease in the United States and other parts of the world reach an all-time high. But along with the diabetes and heart disease that often accompany obesity, more than one-third are also dealing with the issue of “fat shaming” or weight bias either personally or through someone they know, according to a new national survey conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago and sponsored by Ethicon.

31% of Parents Don’t Consider Toothaches a Serious Ailment

A new national survey conducted on behalf of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) reveals nearly three quarters (74%) of U.S. parents do not take their child to the dentist by their first birthday, the age recommended by AAPD. Of the quarter of parents (26%) who do take their child to the dentist by their first birthday, millennial parents (29%) are more likely to take their child to the dentist by age 1 than any other generation.

85% of Americans Want Access to Virtual Health Care

Results from a new national employee survey show that by offering access to virtual health care services as a health benefit, companies can improve the health and wellness of their employees and save on absenteeism costs.

About 75% of Consumers Eat Fish Because It’s Healthy

Americans and Brits are increasingly saying “I’ll take the fish,” according to new research from Cargill. In its latest Feed4Thought survey, Cargill found that, over the past five years, 44% of American and British consumers surveyed had added more fish to their diets. Poultry came in a close second, followed by beef and pork.

Over 24% of Americans Want at Least One Form of Invasive Cosmetic Surgery

Providing further evidence that medical aesthetic treatments are moving into the mainstream, a new survey conducted online by The Harris Poll on behalf of RealSelf reveals more than one in three adults (37%) in the U.S. are considering at least one cosmetic treatment in the next 12 months, including surgical ones (24%). The RealSelf Aesthetics Interest Survey also revealed four in five (80%) report there is at least one part of their body they would like to change, most notably the midsection (abdomen or back) (47%) and teeth (33%); and close to a quarter (24%) report they have had at least one cosmetic treatment in the past.

Becoming a Burden is a Fear of 47% of Affluent Seniors

Affluent older Americans have many concerns about long-term care in retirement and not talking about it may be making matters worse. A new Nationwide Retirement Institute survey reveals that 56% of affluent older Americans would rather die than live in a nursing home, yet 47% fear becoming a burden, with women more likely than men to be worried (52% vs. 42%).

Sporting Goods Stores Helping Customers Walk to Improve Heart Health

“Walking can be a wonderful way to get exercise. But do you ever wonder if you’re moving briskly enough to benefit your heart? There’s a quite a difference between a leisurely neighborhood stroll and a purposeful gait when you’re late for the bus. Now, new research suggests that a pace of about 100 steps per minute qualifies as brisk walking for many people, reports Harvard Health Publishing.”

Most Americans Believe Synthetic Supplements Should be Labeled

Trust Transparency Center released the results of a new survey finding that most Americans prefer natural dietary supplements over synthetic and think synthetic supplements should be labeled as such.

Lack of Vacation Linked to Depression in 30.4% of Americans

Americans suffering from a “vacation deficit” are nearly two times as likely to show signs of moderately severe to severe depression compared to the national average, according to the tenth annual Allianz Global Assistance Vacation Confidence Index. “Vacation deficit” identifies those who think that a vacation is important but are not confident they will take one this year.

68% of Fit Consumers Willing to Try Products They See in the Gym

According to a study conducted by +Kam, 84% of fitness-conscious Americans would still work out even if they could be fit and healthy without doing so. This is up from 76% when the same question was asked in 2017. The survey, which polled over 1,100 members of Generation Active, was commissioned by Zoom, the exclusive advertising and health content provider for the nation’s largest health clubs. Zoom defines Generation Active as the over 100 million Americans who exercise at least twice a week.

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