Regular exercise can help reduce average costs per claim: Vitality

Data of health insurance claims reveals

Hemma Visavadia
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Regular exercise can help reduce average costs per claim: Vitality

Small amounts of regular exercise can help reduce the average costs per claim for members requiring hospital treatment, according to Vitality.

Analysis of health insurance claims received by Vitality between 2017 and 2021 found that there was a "strong" link between physical activity and health outcomes. The report examined claims for in-hospital and day treatment, such as for musculoskeletal, oncology and cardiovascular claims, with results showing that the more active Vitality members were the lower the claims costs. Members who were more regularly physically active (at least one moderately active day per week) were found to...

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