Health Care Needs of the Younger Generation
Health Care Needs of the Younger Generation
  • Choi Eun-seo
  • 승인 2024.03.25 19:08
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  Recently, the eating habits of people in their 20s and 30s (younger generation) have changed significantly, and the age range for the onset of various diseases is gradually decreasing. Spicy, sweet, and salty foods such as malatang, spicy tteokbokki, and tanghulu have become staple foods for the so-called younger generation. For tanghulu, order growth on one delivery app has increased to about 14,000% in 2023 compared to 2022.

  Diabetes patients are rapidly increasing due to these eating habits. According to Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service statistics, diabetic patients in their 20s and 30s increased from 139,682 in 2018 to 174,485 in 2023. During the same period, the number of hypertension patients also increased from 213,136 to 258,832. Experts say that the increase in disease expression seems to be one of the main reasons for the change in the eating habits of young people. In addition to diabetes, the number of people in their 20s and 30s suffering from high blood pressure, obesity, and gout is increasing.

  However, while the number of patients with the younger generation of diseases continues to increase, the number of people who have neglected their health care is also very high. To reduce the number of patients in the younger generation, a movement to manage health is necessary. This movement is taking place.

  'Healthy Pleasure’ is popular as a representative health care method. This is a physical and mental health care method that focuses on pleasure, not distress. There are ways to find low-calorie healthy food that suits your taste, restore your sleep patterns to a healthy state, and take body profiles. The great advantage of ‘Healthy Pleasure’ is that anyone can adopt it easily and without compulsion.

  Inaddition, Yeungnam University has a center for student health care. The Health Care Center mainly conducts various dental checkups and provides general practice and mental health treatment. Students can make an appointment online through the website. It can significantly help because it provides students and faculty with health knowledge and medical treatment. If people in their 20s and 30s take care of their health, they will be able to face a healthy future.

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