Category: Health+Wellness

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.

Employers Can Increase Worker Satisfaction by Offering Voluntary Life Insurance

Although just over a quarter of employed Americans (27%) have voluntary group life insurance, 68% of workers who say they don’t because their employer doesn’t offer it would be somewhat or very likely to purchase it if offered at their company.

Acupuncture Can Help Ease Chronic Pain

“Chronic pain is a significant condition that affects millions of Americans. While family physicians play an important role for many of these patients, survey results indicate that many physicians consider the training they received in pain management inadequate, and may not feel comfortable in their ability to care for patients with chronic pain effectively, reports AAFP.”

Optometrists to Promote Children’s Eye Exams for New School Year

Parents want to give their children everything they need to do well in school, but often one thing gets overlooked: eye exams. This back-to-school season, The Vision Council, an organization dedicated to inspiring better vision for better lives, encourages parents to be proactive about their children’s eye health and schedule a comprehensive eye exam with an eyecare provider, long before their first important classroom exam.

85% Of Women Worry Their Hands Look Too Old

Nestlé Skin Health announced today results of the ‘Face Your Hands’ survey showing the majority (78%) of women ages 40 and older wish they could change the way their hands look. Additionally, 60% reported they have actually taken steps to hide their hands because they are self-conscious about the way their hands look, and nearly 2 in 3 (63%) women are interested in having a non-surgical cosmetic procedure or treatment to improve the appearance of their hands.

More than Half of Parents Care More about Their Child’s Dental Health than Their Nutrition

Parenting can sometimes feel like an uphill marathon, particularly when it comes to enforcing proper oral care habits with your child. According to a recent national survey from Delta Dental, parents are more likely to say getting their child to floss regularly (45%) or brush their teeth (37%) is challenging than they are about getting their child to make the bed (30%) or to complete homework on time (25%).

94 Million People Researched Cosmetic Treatments Last Year

A record 94 million people visited RealSelf, the world’s leading online cosmetic treatments marketplace, to research elective cosmetic treatments in 2017, and laser and energy technologies have played a crucial role in the overall growth of medical aesthetics. Interest in laser and energy device treatments on RealSelf grew 10.5% in 2017, and five of the top 10 most researched minimally invasive categories on RealSelf last year included treatments using a laser or energy device.

35% of Retirees Don’t Know What Their Vision and Dental Insurance Options Are

If you’re retired or getting ready to be, odds are you’re unsure how you’re going to get vision insurance. That’s according to a recent survey commissioned by VSP Vision Care. A combined total of 332 retirees and pre-retirees participated in the survey.

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