HCM Handbook 2021-2022

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RESEARCH ROUND-UP

THE LAST YEAR IN STATS A study by Savanta ComRes found

51%

of respondents rank exercise in the top three ways of how to help the NHS

A Mindbody survey found 60% of Americans say the pandemic has brought home the message they need to be more healthy to withstand disease

Virtuagym customer survey found 51% of gyms used fitness trackers to assist clients meet their goals during lockdown and fitness app usage increased by

For every 100,000 visits to UK gyms and leisure centres in 2020 only 1.7 people went on to test positive for COVID (ukactive)

According to ukactive, the physical activity sector lost around £400m a month during the lockdowns, and it costs the NHS £7.25m a week in lost social value, based on the loss of health interventions usually provided by the sector

A survey by sports retailer, Decathlon, found London to be the gym capital of the UK, with 43% saying the gym is their preferred fitness activity

58%

said they managed their physical and mental health during lockdown by being active

According to Sport England, only 18% of women who follow fitness influencers find their highly polished and curated personalities relatable

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340%

52% of people

surveyed by YouGov felt lockdown restrictions had a negative impact on mental health. Of these, 59% were women; 66% were aged 25 to 34 and 57% had children

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