The “Healthier Together” study reveals eight key ingredients that contribute to Healthier, Longer, Better Lives with 54% of respondents adopting at least four ingredients.
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AIA Group Limited has released findings from a ground-breaking research initiative, “Healthier Together”, revealing the eight key ingredients that go into living “Healthier, Longer, Better Lives”.
The survey across six Asia-Pacific markets revealed Malaysians have an optimistic outlook on life while looking for the positives in everyday situations through gratitude.
The study involved in-depth interviews with more than 80 experts from a broad spectrum of professional disciplines in Malaysia and across the Asia-Pacific. Study findings were then validated through a survey of 6,000 consumers in the region, including 1,500 respondents in Malaysia, which not only identified tangible actions people can take to improve their health and wellness but significantly, validated the hypothesis that people already taking these actions are at less risk of being negatively impacted by the uncertainties of COVID-19 and a post-COVID world.
In terms of how well Malaysians perform in living Healthier, Longer, Better Lives, just under a third reported high adoption of the eight ingredients with 29% rating themselves as adopting at least seven of the eight ingredients and over half (54%) saying they were achieving four or more.
Malaysians also indicated the relative importance of “having an optimistic outlook” as the most important ingredient in contributing to Healthier, Longer, Better Lives, which aligned with the other five markets surveyed, however, Malaysians also identified “be active and engaged” and being “self-motivated” as the two ingredients most Malaysians need to adopt – indicating a need to remain social, physically, and mentally active while improving their ability to find and define their own sense of progress and motivations in life.
A significant body of new insights and data was gathered from interviews with academics, life-
coaches, psychologists, mental health experts, influential authors, healthcare representatives, and influencers from leading institutions, businesses, and government.
The study produced eight specific ingredients that are most influential in helping people live Healthier, Longer, Better Lives. These were:
Malaysians look for the positives in everyday situations, and the power of gratitude goes a long way in helping Malaysians achieve this.
The complete findings of the AIA Healthier Together study and survey can be viewed at: www.aia.com.my
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat