Why is it that in a country that is considered to be highly educated in regards to health, so few are actually satisfied with their health and fitness levels?
It’s the deer in headlights syndrome – knowing that movement is needed and required swiftly before something serious occurs but unable to act.
Everyone today has access to virtually any information required to live a healthier and more active lifestyle, but so few put this information into practice.
A survey conducted by AIA Group in October 2011 throughout the Asia Pacific, which spanned across 15 countries and included over 10,000 adults aged between 18 and 65. In addition, the survey included participants from various income and education brackets. (1)
The survey revealed that Australia, one of the more established countries surveyed, came in at 7th place beside Taiwan, on the Healthy Living Index.
This is a result of receiving a rating of 59 out of a possible 100, which also falls below the overall average rating of 61 (see Figure 1). (1)
Figure 1. Healthy Living Index in accordance with survey conducted by AIA Group in October 2011.
The survey also revealed the following about the attitudes of Australian’s on health and fitness:
- 96% agree that ‘living a healthy life is important’;
- 92% agree that ‘obesity among younger people is a worrying trend’;
- 78% want to lose weight; and
- 93% agree that ‘there are definitely things can be done to improve their health’. (1)
Despite the level of interest in and understanding of improving the health of our nation, the following statistics prove that Australians still have a lot of room for improvement:
- Only 6.3 out of 10 of us are satisfied with our current health;
- 54% of us admit that our health is not as good as it was 5 years ago;
- On average we are getting 1.6 hours of sleep less than the desired amount per night;
- 55% of us don’t exercise on a regular basis. (1)
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The majority agree that something needs to be done BUT unfortunately do nothing.
ONLY the minority are actively doing something positive with their health. They pulled themselves out of headlights that once created inertia. They became pro-active and sought a Wellness Coach.
There is a large gap between knowing what is needed to improve your health and fitness, and taking action to make these improvements.
Here at Unique Health and Wellness, we work with clients to bridge this gap so they can make healthier food choices, lose unwanted weight, and gain a better quality of life.
For those who are members of our Centre (the growing minority no longer blinded by headlights) understand these facts and are working towards creating their ideal healthy lifestyle, however this email is going out to the many who to date are in the majority and need to make a step towards being pro-active.
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– The information provided does not take into account individual needs of any particular person.
When providing this information it is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research. The information provided should not be construed as personal medical advice or instruction and is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.
- AIA Group. 2011. AIA Healthy Living Index Survey. [Online] Available at: http://www.aia.com/en/resources/adfd110048bb2988bffebff239f692a9/AIA_HLI_Regional_Findings_EN.pdf [Accessed 8 November 2011].