What Americans mean by ‘health’

Adapted from an article published in The Christian Science Monitor, April 12, 2017.

How’s your health? 

The question isn’t so simple anymore, according to a survey of more than 1,000 Americans by the giant marketing firm J. Walter Thompson. 

The survey found that rapid scientific advances and other trends have expanded the understanding of health to the point that people now say it involves more than a medical perspective. The poll found more than three out of four Americans consider health to be as much a mental condition as a physical one. Nearly half said being mindful is a form of health.

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