Technogym commissioned a nationwide study, "The Wellness Deficit: Millennials and Health in America," that looked at the health and fitness habits and attitudes of 5,000 Millennials, aged 14 to 34.
Although Millennials have greater access to wellness tools and technologies that increase awareness of health and fitness issues, and have the methods to fit exercise into their busy lives, only 52 percent of Millennials rate their overall level of wellness as 'good' or 'excellent'.
The study revealed that a growing wellness deficit is emerging among Millennials, primarily driven by financial insecurity, poor health and concerns over their appearance.
According to the study, social media, technology and interactions via mobile devices are a central theme in overcoming the wellness deficit for Millennials.
Check out more findings from the study in the following slides.
Millennials said both physical health (75 percent) and body image (70 percent) are important to overall well being—yet only 47 percent are satisfied with their physical health and body image.
Fifty-two percent of the Millennials in the study rated their level of wellness as either 'good' or 'excellent.'
Barriers preventing Millennials from exercising include being too busy (50 percent) and lack of motivation (35 percent).
Sixty-five percent of the Millennials surveyed said it is important to track and monitor their fitness progress.
Thirty-nine percent of the Millennials surveyed like to share results of their workout with their friends through social media.
The use of mobile app technology is set to rise from 56 percent to 74 percent by 2016, with 40 percent of Millennials planning to use wearable technology for fitness purposes.
The benefits of group exercise include increased motivation (70 percent), more enjoyable sessions (65 percent) and an opportunity to catch up with friends (48 percent).
Sixty-nine percent of the Millennials in the study said physical competitions are a good way to keep fit while socializing.
Millennials said the traditional gym as we know it today will evolve by 2020. Forty-four percent said the gym of the future will be relaxed, interactive, customized and fun.
Seventy-seven percent of Millennials would like their workouts at the club to be as interactive and fun as possible.
Seventy-seven percent of Millennials said the health club experience should be personalized to meet individual goals.
Health blogs (38 percent), friends and family (32 percent), health mobile apps (31 percent) and health magazines (31 percent) are set to be the main sources of information on health trends for Millennials in 2016.
Technogym released a study showing a wellness deficit for U.S. Millennials, and how social media and technology can overcome and increase their awareness of health and fitness.
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