26 June 2023, Bucharest. 2 out of 4 middle-aged people in Romania face weight problems, being overweight or obese, and 6 out of 10 are sedentary. The data is part of an analysis carried out by the Romanian application DAHNA - Diet According to the Healthy Heart Nutritional Approach, as part of a cardiometabolic health screening project among the Romanian population.
The DAHNA application is intended for those who want to prevent the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases through a healthy lifestyle. Since its launch, it has attracted over 23,000 users in Romania.
As part of a cardiometabolic health screening project among the Romanian population, carried out by the DAHNA team, information on the profile of those who choose to use the application was analyzed.
The analysis reveals that 2 out of 4 people between the ages of 38 and 58 are overweight or obese. At the same time, 6 out of 10 are sedentary - people who do not engage in physical activity and who have an unhealthy diet.
58% of the people analyzed are women and 42% are men. All of them used the app's feature to find out how much of a cardiovascular risk they have in the next 10 years, based on their lifestyle and current health.
The analysis was carried out between August 2022 and March 2023.
“This alarming data underlines the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and adopting appropriate dietary and physical activity habits. An unhealthy diet is responsible for almost half of cardiovascular diseases. The users of the DAHNA application are people who have understood that they need support and choose to look for solutions", said Dr. Gabriel Tatu Chițoiu, primary care medic in cardiology and collaborator of the DAHNA project.
The application evaluates the profile of each user and estimates the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks or strokes, offering the solution of a personalized diet for cardiometabolic health.
This population screening was developed with the support of Genesis Property as part of the company's strategic mission to protect people's health.
“It is well known that over 90% of our time is spent inside buildings working, relaxing or resting. For this reason, Genesis Property places the end users of our buildings, the people, at the center of all operational or investment decisions, with the mission of providing them with a sustainable work-life balance, in the long term. The DAHNA app aims to remind users of the importance of a healthy, balanced lifestyle by caring for heart health and the whole body. Therefore, supporting this initiative naturally adds to the other actions through which we intend to contribute to the fulfillment of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, specifically to the achievement of objective 3 - Good Health and Wellbeing", said Ioan Bejan, director of sustainability at Genesis Property.
The DAHNA app is now available in a free version and, starting September, also as a subscription. It can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play.
DAHNA aims to actively contribute to medical research in nutrition and heart health, to provide an easy and convenient way for people to improve their health.
Genesis Property created the IMMUNE Building Standard™ in 2020 as a response to health risks during the pandemic. Currently, Genesis Property is focusing all its efforts on the development of the YUNITY Park project, conceived as an office campus of the future that will provide people with a sustainable and healthy ecosystem, where people will have access to facilities, options and experiences that will define work and healthy living of the future.