A warned person counts for two! 8. Healthy living healthy lifestyle Corona has considerably fueled the attention and need for a healthy lifestyle. People with poor health and/or underlying health problems were especially susceptible to the virus. Often, but certainly not always, the elderly. The majority of the corona patients who ended up in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) during the first wave were overweight .
The attention for prevention and a healthy lifestyle is increasing further. Government and health insurers are thinking about lifestyle-dependent policies and premiums to turn the tide. Research by Statistics Netherlands shows that 40% of the Dutch think that people with Romania Phone Number an unhealthy lifestyle should pay a higher premium. Man smoking cigarette. Prevention is better than cure We all know the age-old wisdom: ‘prevention is better than cure’.
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That is why there is a broad focus on prevention in the Netherlands, including through the National Prevention Agreement . Prevention improves the quality of life, with a higher life expectancy and more years of life in good health. A healthier life does require a structural change in our behavior and we all know how difficult that is. A wide range of measures gives us a push in the right direction. From large public campaigns and lifestyle programs to smoking bans and rewards for ‘healthy behaviour’.