Health refers to physical and mental well-being in the broadest sense.
This page is a compilation of the wide range of articles and videos DW has produced dealing with aspects of physical and mental health.
Sedentary inactivity, couch-potatoism to give it its less-technical name, is a growing problem around the world. But a few countries have been bucking the trend. A recently-published survey of eight European countries shows that while Britain is the worst performer, Finland is the best with just 5 hours and fifty minutes of sitting each day. How do they do it? John Laurenson finds out in Helsinki.
In the popular Italian seaside town of Rimini, the world’s largest fitness, sport and healthy eating has taken place. The huge event attracts visitors and exhibitors from 80 countries, showcasing new techniques and technology. A wellness festival: the perfect place to send our not very well reporter, Dany Mitzman, in the hope she might be able to sweat out her cold and laryngitis.
Now that fitness trackers and wearables are being subsidized or even handed out for free by health insurance companies to customers, DW's Digital Europe correspondent, Kate Hairsine, says we need to stop and catch our breath. How far will these exercise "incentives" go? Will we pay penalties for a weekend binge? And who's to make sure insurance companies don't get our most private information?