How healthy are you?


You might think you’re exercising enough and eating healthy food…but you could be overlooking important health risks.

 A recent Discovery survey shows that South Africans aren’t as healthy as they think they are. The survey results indicated that 67 percent of all employees who participated in the Discovery Healthy Company Index considered themselves to be healthy when they actually had four or more risk factors affecting their overall health and well being. That’s quite scary...

Here are some more interesting stats:

•    21 percent were already living with a chronic lifestyle disease such as diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure
•    21 percent were smokers
•    61 percent were overweight or obese
•    78 percent  were not getting enough exercise
•    80 percent  were not eating enough fruit and vegetables
•    67 percent were stressed
•    61 percent  were not doing regular health checks

Are you healthy enough?

By: Jana Joubert


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