AIA Insurance Measures Australia's Health Concerns
AIA Insurance has recently completed research into the health concerns and hopes of Australians.
Labeled the 'Healthy Living Index Survey' the study was part of a much larger sample conducted throughout the Asia Pacific region with 10,200 participants, 500 of these being Australian.
AIA Insurance research findings
AIA Insurance's research found that generally Australians are less satisfied with their health, are more sleep deprived, don't get enough exercise and feel the need to lose more weight.
The survey found that many Australians wanted to lose weight, but realize they do not exercise enough and perhaps snack too often.
AIA Insurance noted that only 10% of Australians were concerned about getting diabetes, and only 15% concerned with experiencing heart problems.
Below is a summary of the research findings:
Drivers of healthy living for Australians
- Good work life balance
- Eat healthier food
- Take holidays
- Exercise regularly, know how to reduce stress, sufficient sleep
Health related concerns
- 78% want to lose weight
- 35% exercise 1 hour or less
- Not exercising enough
- Weight is too high
- Too much snacking
Healthy food habits Aussies trying to put into action
- Bring home-made cooking to work/school
- Have less sweets/snacks
- Eat less processed foods
What companies should do more to help employees
- Offer healthy food options
- Provide flu vaccines
- Less overtime/less stress
Source: AIA Healthy Living Survey 2011, Regional Findings Across 15 Markets