A health check-up is a pretty common New Year’s resolution, but the Mayo Clinic is putting a little twist on that idea. Instead of waiting for people to honor their resolution, the Mayo Clinic just conducted its own national health check-up.
The comprehensive survey found that in 2016:
- 96% of Americans said they were going to do “something” to be healthier.
- 74% want to eat better,
- 73% want to exercise more, and
- 66% resolve to meet with their doctor to discuss overall wellness.
According to the survey, most people say their work schedule is the biggest challenge to overcome in reaching their health goals this year. The high cost of healthy foods is another barrier that people mentioned.
Other interesting nuggets that came out of the survey…. “Women were more likely than men to say that they will do something to improve their health in 2016” and “most respondents (70 percent) said that they believe they will age better than their parents.”
Click here or below to watch a video as Dr. John Wald talks about the results of the survey.
Share your thoughts on how people might be able to strike a better balance between work and a healthier lifestyle. It’s pretty clear that many people are making health a top priority this year. Finding ways to help them achieve that goal will help us with our own resolution in 2016……to make Arizona the Healthiest State in the Nation!