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What is wellness? Expat Family Health & Wellness Survey 2018

We spoke to 32 families of different nationalities living around the world to explore what ‘wellness’ means to expats. Download the full survey here.

Aetna International President, Richard di Benedetto introduces the company’s first What Is Wellness? study, in which we spoke to 32 families living around the world to explore what ‘wellness’ means to expats.

“Welcome to Aetna International’s first What Is Wellness? survey and report.”

Download a PDF of What is wellness? Expat Family Health & Wellness Survey 2018 here.

“The concept of wellness is vast and means different things to different people. The primary objective of the study is to help answer the survey’s title question: What Is wellness? We have begun to explore the concept of wellness by focusing on two main subject areas:

   1. Health and other aspects of wellness;
   2. Life in the expat and globally mobile community.

“We also want to explore and understand the drivers and challenges for expats in achieving wellness — according to their own definition — in their lives. Other organisations conduct surveys of expats, international living and global health care and there are hundreds of online articles about health and wellness. But what does wellness really mean to globally mobile families? What role does it play in their lives and how do they maintain it?

“Large quantitative data sets give a good steer on trends, but we want to tell the stories behind the stats, and so we spoke to 32 families from a range of countries, living internationally.”

Aetna International spoke to the families about:

  • Living away from home
  • Diet and exercise
  • Mindfulness and mental health
  • Safety and security
  • Health insurance

And many other topics to get a more complete picture of life away from home.

“Whether you are a new or long-term expat, globally mobile or moving soon, we hope you find this survey both insightful and entertaining — there are certainly some great stories from the families we spoke to; ones that really show what wellness means within the expat community.”

Richard di Benedetto
President
Aetna International

Download a PDF of What is wellness? Expat Family Health & Wellness Survey 2018 here.

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