Imagining and building the future together is possible. Thanks to the Wellness Ecosystem and the combined work of many players of the community, Wellness has now become an integral part of the culture, the way of living and economy of Romagna, and the Wellness Valley Community is by far the most active in Italy.
Walking and cycling are the preferred daily mobility patterns of a large number of residents, and thanks to the many Wellness Lifestyle training and education projects developed since 2003, and the commitment of the general practitioners and the network of certified gyms to offer the Exercise is Medicine service, the Wellness Valley District has reduced the risk of disability due to poor lifestyle habits by half.
The wellness culture is the basis of training and education in the Wellness Valley, where the University of Bologna has created a Multicampus that concentrates Departments and Courses focusing on the research and study of the quality of life at 360 degrees and involving 10,300 students.
Wellness is also an important resource for the economic growth and development: in Romagna the Wellness industry is an ever-expanding sector, with positive indicators both in terms of the number of companies and employees, and the value of production. The Wellness Valley hosts numerous successful trade fairs and events dedicated to fitness, wellness, sports, healthy nutrition and green economy, which stand out for their quality and high specialization at an international level, with a growing number of participants and innovative proposals that look to the future.
Since 2017 the Wellness community of Romagna has its own dedicated mobile App, the Wellness Valley app, that allows everyone to stay up to date on projects and to find events and initiatives that help maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
A high percentage of the population respects WHO recommendations on active life (22% more compared to the national average) –
Source: Passi Study, Italian Ministry of Health