Aetna Foundation conducted a nationally representative survey of more than 2,000 Americans ages 18 and older from January 8-18, 2016. The survey results offer a current snapshot of Americans' perceptions about a variety of healthy living topics, including steps needed to have a healthy day, activities that contribute to an overall feeling of wellness and how their community can impact their health.
Overall, survey respondents report having on average five healthy days a week, and consider the health of their city or county a contributing factor in their personal health – so much so that a majority of respondents are willing to do something in order to have a healthier environment.
- The majority of Americans believe they are in good health and report having five healthy days per week on average.
- Respondents consider environmental influences as having an equally important impact on their health as local community factors.
- Despite some disappointment Americans have with their city’s current health, the survey showed they still have hope for a healthier tomorrow and are willing to do their part to make it a reality.
- While top health habit changes revolve around treating the body well, one's mental state is also seen as important when it comes to overall health and well-being.
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