What It Means to Be Healthy Now
Last July, Parade and Cleveland Clinic joined forces to take the pulse of Americans’ attitudes toward health today. What we learned was that people are still worried about their health—for example, 44 percent surveyed fear a loved one could get cancer and 39 percent fear they could get it themselves—but they are far less worried about their weight or being “perfect.” “When I see these results, it shows me that people want to create real health—they want to be strong and feel good both mentally and physically,” says Mark Hyman, M.D., director of Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. Still, many respondents aren’t taking steps to improve their health and are looking for guidance. ¸-VY `LHYZ (TLYPJHUZ OH]L OLHYK JVUÅPJ[PUN PUMVYTH[PVU HIV\[ KPL[ and exercise, and many of them are so confused they have just given up,” Hyman says. “The truth is, you can’t exercise your way out of a bad diet, and eating healthy doesn’t have to be complicated.” Read on for survey highlights, and go to Parade.com/healthynow for the full results and a get-healthy action plan.