Thursday, August 12, 2010

German health insurance published study on the life of the Germans

PKV: German health insurance published study on the life of the Germans
Unhealthy lifestyles

The vast majority of Germans living unhealthy. This is the result of a survey of German private health insurance Krankenversicherung AG (DKV), in cooperation with the German Sports University in Cologne. Accordingly, the Germans move eat too little, too fat and have too much stress.

The German health insurance wanted to know. How healthy live Germans? As private health insurance, the DKV naturally a great interest in the health of their insured. The survey of 2,500 West Germans wanted the DKV test the general condition in the population. Only about one in seven met the minimum requirements. The large proportion of the population lives, therefore unhealthy.

The parameters included for the health nutrition, exercise, stress, nicotine and alcohol consumption. Especially with the movement and the food is difficult when the German. Every second person eats unhealthy. One in three does not take sufficient fruits and vegetables.

The best results were observed in the citizens of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, where one in five met the criteria. The worst performers were the citizens of Saxony-Anhalt, where only one in twelve reached the minimum target. In addition, it can be concluded also a gender difference. On average, the proportion of women living healthy is twice as high as for men.

Is also frightening that the high deficits, particularly among young populations. Young feed mainly with fast food. In the group of under 30-year-old met only every 16th Citizens of the criteria. The DKV calls in view of the alarming results of an action. More health promotion must be enforced by the policy. After all the failures of today are the health costs of tomorrow.