Our predisposition, environment, working conditions and the medicines we use have a significant effect on our health.
It is also an uncontested fact that every individual is accountable for their own lifestyle, and is thus at least partly responsible for their own health.
Society is becoming ever more aware of these concepts. It has thus become an obligatory responsibility of the statutory health insurance organisations to promote a greater awareness of what constitutes a healthy lifestyle.
It is the aim of the social security system, under the motto “Help for Self-Help” to make healthy lifestyles as attractive as possible for as many people as possible and to provide incentives towards the elimination of unhealthy factors from the working environment.
The main focus of the many projects initiated by the various social security organisations to date has been on the aspects of nutrition, exercise, dental hygiene, health at the workplace and accident prevention.