Many People Choose Healthy Lifestyle After Pandemic, Survey Reveals
VIVA – The Covid-19 pandemic is starting to subside. Even so, it changed many things in various health factors, including the mindset of the 70 percent world people to choose a healthy lifestyle.
Herbalife's Asia Pacific Health Priority 2023 survey reveals that the vast majority (77 percent) of consumers in the Asia Pacific region are becoming more health-conscious as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Nearly 70 percent of respondents have shifted their health priorities after the pandemic by focusing more on a healthy and active lifestyle, and achieving a holistic approach to health," the survey wrote on Thursday.
Respondents also shared that improving overall health (51 percent), maintaining better sleep quality (46 percent), and boosting immunity (46 percent) are the top three health goals they want to achieve, followed by improving healthy eating habits (42 percent) and mental health (40 percent).
Regional President of Herbalife Asia Pacific and China, Stephen Conchie said with the increasing interest in fulfilling a healthy and active lifestyle, as well as the growing need for community support to overcome the challenges of staying healthy, it has never been more relevant for companies to continue meeting the evolving needs of consumers.
The survey also revealed that each generation has different priorities when it comes to improving their health.
Older respondents such as Generation X and Boomers are more focused on improving immunity (50 percent), compared to younger Generation Z and Millennials (42 percent).
On the other side, 46 percent of younger generations consider improving mental health to be an important part of their health goals. While only 34 percent of older generations share the same view.
In addition, while 85 percent of the Asia Pacific consumers surveyed are taking steps to achieve their health goals, lack of time (45 percent) and lack of motivation (39 percent) are the main challenges to achieving these goals.
To overcome these challenges, an overwhelming majority (84 percent) of the respondents recognized the importance of having a support group in their health and lifestyle journey.
The survey was conducted in April 2023, among 5,504 consumers aged 18 to 78 in 11 Asia Pacific countries, including Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Consumers in the Asia Pacific region are increasingly health-conscious. Not surprisingly, many of them (72 percent) are willing to increase health and lifestyle-related spending, especially in Vietnam (95 percent), the Philippines (90 percent), Indonesia (86 percent), and Taiwan (85 percent).