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According to a survey of 2,000 Americans, most homeowners are more likely to care for their home’s health (71%) than their health (57%). In addition, findings show that many consider fall the ideal time to continue their routines (73%) and readjust priorities (64%) for the new year. This includes organizing their schedules, winterizing their home or cars, or getting children settled in school again. 

Most Americans find it hard to prioritize their health 

The Study found that although most respondents feel on top of their careers (21%), taking care of the family (36%), and paying their bills (46%), around 53% find it hard to prioritize time on the things they should manage. Homeowners (25%) and parents (26%) are among the most stretched during the period, and they say they need more than nine hours. 

Personal health appears to be neglected whenever the time is scarce. Approximately half (47%) of people indicate that they frequently put off taking care of their own health needs due to their hectic schedules, particularly parents (50%), and just 20% said they keep up with routine doctor appointments.

Inflationary pressure makes people take care of their possessions 

Dr Vontrelle Roundtree, interim chief medical officer at MDLIVE (the company which commissioned the Study), said that individuals focus more on protecting their possessions’ health than their health due to rising inflationary pressure and decreasing COVID worries. Telehealth is one easy approach to keeping on track with routine maintenance checks on your health, but normal care to avoid a breakdown in your well-being is just as vital as preventative maintenance on a car or home.

When people prioritize their well-being, they typically prefer their partner’s and children’s health ahead of their own. Nevertheless, 56% are aware that delaying their health has an impact on how effectively they can take care of other facets of their lives. On the other hand, anxiety (39%) and fear (31%) are much more likely to make people abandon taking responsibility for their health than routines.