In the course of the poll, Russians named cities in which it is easier to adhere to a healthy lifestyle. The study was carried out by Rabota.ru and the country’s largest network of private clinics, RZD-Medicine, according to a release received on September 24 in Izvestia.
26% of Russians do not see an opportunity to lead a healthy lifestyle in their city. Doctors cite the reasons for this lack of time due to heavy workload, lack of motivation and lack of money.
The most popular form of physical activity among patients is the gym, followed by winter sports (skiing, ice skating). The third is swimming and other water sports. Among the patients involved in physical education and sports, jogging, recreational walking and team sports (football, volleyball, basketball, hockey, etc.) are popular.
At the same time, 46% of respondents said that they would consider moving to improve their health. 32% would consider moving to Sochi. Almost a quarter of respondents (24%) are ready to move to Moscow, and 22% – to Krasnodar.
Another 18% of the respondents noted that they could improve their health by living in St. Petersburg, and 16% of the respondents preferred Kaliningrad.
The residents of Russia consider the main advantages of these cities to be good weather and a large number of sunny days, a good ecological situation and the ability to build a good balance between work and personal life.
20% of respondents are ready to move in order to improve the accessibility of medical services. Another 19% noted the opportunity to run their own farm and grow their own products, and 18% indicated the availability of healthy food.
In total, more than 5,000 users of the Rabota.ru service over 18 years old from all regions of the country were interviewed.
In early September it became known that Moscow is one of the best cities in the world in terms of quality and convenience of life. This follows from the rating of the British magazine TimeOut. The Russian capital was ranked 34th.