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Believe it or not, that Millennials They age (and unfortunately the rest of us, too). With age comes the end of invincibility and the beginning of the first signs of health problems. Although this generation is more actively involved in their general wellbeing than previous generations, the millennial vision of health care is of course different.
The existence generation live the largest – 73 million people worldwide – and the predominant population in the Labor forceThis means that your behavior and vision of health and wellbeing will bring about some fundamental changes in healthcare while affecting your business results. Understand how they use it medical attention is important for your company. According to recent reports, millennials are on the way to poorer health than their parents as they age. This means that they are faced with more disabling, sometimes life-threatening and invariably costly diseases that they may be able to throw out of the workforce for a long time, if not permanently.
These frightening results are surprising in this apparently wellness-conscious generation. Although they focus on being healthy, their actual number of visits to the doctor is still relatively small. A recent report found that half of the millennia surveyed saw a doctor less than once a year. Almost all, 93%, said they did not plan to have a medical check-up, while 42% were willing to cancel a medical exam if this was contrary to other priorities on their agenda.
This pattern of infrequent checkups and office visits is often due to expense, a desire for convenience, and the general belief that they are healthy. Twenty percent of the millennials surveyed said they could not afford routine healthcare expenses.
The less healthy side of wellbeing
In the meantime, you may be asking yourself: “If millennials are so aware of this WellnessWhy is your health a problem? “
The truth is that all the happy selfies we see on social media tell us only half the story. In a report from American PsychologicalThree quarters of Generation Y said money was a “something” or “very important” source of stress.
Other forms of stress are the continued use of technology and overload. The potential negative effects of technology on physical and mental health are well documented, and it is not surprising that it is even greater in this group, which is often described as eternally connected to their devices. In a 2017 stress report, the APA found that 63% of millennials say they are connected to their phone or tablet all day. They also reported higher stress rates directly related to this use of technology.
Paradoxically, 44% said they felt isolated from using technology. Loneliness can harm health in many ways. The quality and quantity of individual social relationships have been linked to mental and physical health, which can increase absenteeism at work at an estimated cost to employers of hundreds of billions of dollars a year. .
44% of millennials said they felt isolated due to the use of technology / Image: Daniel Salcius via Unsplash
Googling The symptoms you experience can be effective under certain conditions. However, as in most areas of life, the trick is knowing when to disconnect. In recent years, there have been several disruptive health trends related to the millennium generation that may be directly affected by your decision not to see a personal doctor and who Dr. Google to treat:
1. Mental health
Millennials report more depression than other generations in the workforce. According to research by employee benefit program provider Bensinger, Dupont Associates, approximately 70% of this generation found that depression affected their ability to work full-time at work.
2. Drink excessively
A recent study found that one in six adults in the United States consumed alcohol regularly, and adults aged 18 to 34 were the largest subset of them. They also found that heavy alcohol consumption was costly with a loss of productivity in the workplace, an increase in health expenditure, the cost of criminal justice and other costs.
3. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
New data show that millennials choose higher risk sex and pay a price with some of the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases. If left undiagnosed and untreated, they run the risk of serious and often irreversible health consequences.
4. Cancer of the colon and rectum
According to new research in the Journal of National Cancer Institute, millennials are two to four times more likely to develop colon and rectal cancers than people of the Baby Boomers generation. Although the overall number is small, Generation Y’s reluctance to see a doctor can cause the overall rate to increase with age.
Yes, you’ve read that correctly. In a study published in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers found that hospitalization rates for acute ischemic strokes increased by almost 42% in men aged 35 to 44 and by 30% in men. Women of the same age group.
“Digital health” doesn’t pay off to go to the doctor
Many of the latest digital health products and trends are amazing. They save time and money on the surface. Seriously, you don’t even have to interrupt your working day or leave your desk to speak to your doctor (if you have one).
However, with the growing number of evidence and worrying statistics, health problems can have a much greater impact on millennial work. Maybe it’s time to pick up the phone and make an appointment with the doctor. Because even the healthiest person has to see a doctor regularly.