- More than two thirds of Brits want to lose weight
- One in five of the UK population does not exercise at all
- Almost two thirds of the UK use or would consider using tools such as mobile apps and wearable devices to support their health and well-being
Cigna’s latest white paper on this study is available to download here.
Cigna UK HealthCare Benefits’ (Cigna) latest consumer research reveals what good health and well-being looks like in the UK.
Cigna's research shows that 94% of people want to improve their health, with only a third rating their diet as excellent or very good. And more than two thirds of those surveyed by Cigna want to lose weight. So it’s positive to see that 7 in 10 people are interested in developing a better understanding of their health.
Phil Austin, Cigna’s Managing Director and Professor Stephen Bevan, Head of HR R&D at the Institute of Employment Studies, will look at the role of good work and digital health in employee well-being at Employee Benefits Live on 11 October 2016 at The Olympia, London. Phil and his Cigna team will exhibit at stand 426 and will be demonstrating their new health and well-being app - Cigna Virtual Health.
Phil commented, “For those looking to improve their health and well-being, technology can play a key part. Our results found that almost two thirds of people have used or consider using apps and wearable devices to support their health and well-being.
Phil continued, “At Cigna we’re on a journey to deliver a truly integrated health and well-being experience for our customers. We’ve taken steps to bring together our capabilities and deliver a digital solution which will take us further along our journey. The introduction of our new health and well-being app, Cigna Virtual HealthTM, provides an end to end health and well-being experience and will help to reduce health plan costs over the long term.”
Professor Stephen Bevan, commented, “Quite often, physical health and well-being can negatively impact an employee’s ability to do ‘good work.’ It’s important for employers to understand that being strategic isn’t about having an eye-catching list of initiatives to promote health and well-being. It’s about aligning your health and well-being strategy with your business strategy.”