Subjects: Studies and reports
Adding one 30-minute workout to their week could change women’s odds of developing depression, study finds
First-of-its-kind African study by researchers from Discovery Vitality, Harvard University and UCT confirms moderate increases in exercise may help women fend off depression – contributing unique South African data to growing body of global research.
Discovery delivers strong half-year financial performance; accelerating its growth trajectory
Discovery's interim financial results for the period 31 December 2021 are characterised by resilience, accelerated growth and continued success of the shared-value model.
Wayde van Niekerk invites you to run for your country – against Usain Bolt, Jamaica and the world
• Vitality Running World Cup starts in March 2020 • The global challenge will enable people to run for their country alongside national teams captained by Olympic Gold medallists Usain Bolt, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill and Wayde van Niekerk • Forms part of Vitality’s commitment to get 100m people 20% more physically active by 2025 – and address the pressing global issue of inactivity
Ground-breaking global study shows how fitter bodies could lead to a fitter SA economy with potential growth of $500 million (+R7 billion) a year
• Vitality and RAND Europe publish a ground-breaking, global study on the economic impact of physical inactivity • The 23-country study assesses how different physical activity improvement scenarios may affect the economy of countries up to 2050, and shows the significant influence of regular exercise on economic growth, workforce productivity and life expectancy
South Africa’s healthiest city revealed
Cape Town has the highest number of people who are a healthy weight, plus they purchase the most vegetables and fruit, when compared with South Africa’s other major cities.
Discovery and Vitality-linked insurers credited as pioneers of Shared-Value Insurance
A new report published by FSG and the Shared Value Initiative this week recognizes the Vitality business model, formed by Discovery and deployed by five of the world’s leading insurers, as a leading example of Shared-Value in insurance.