Quote of the week: “Love is the salt of the life soup.” – Old man, Mannheim

During the past week, we designed our first questionnaire in which we mainly asked about the differences between health and well-being. We interviewed 26 people of all ages on a Tuesday morning. The resonance was kind of uniformly. For the most participants health is a part of well-being and vice versa. For the majority, health means a lot, they called it the “highest good”. The majority defined health as a balanced and healthy lifestyle and not as lack of disease. Many also expressed the aspect of nature and associated with it the poor air quality in cities and a large amount of traffic. Another aspect that reduces the maintenance of health and well-being is lack of time, stress and an unbalanced work-life balance. It loomed out that health was perceived more subjectively, i.e. the focus was more on mental health. Due to our information based on the interviews we started to create our first opportunity cards with the topics: 

  1. Middle age adults have less well-being than younger or older people.
  2. Uniform definition for health
  3. Uniform definition for well-being