The survey is a bold one that outlines the changing motivations of older adults, and highlights the importance of regular exercise to better mental and physical health
LA, May 3 2022 PRNewswire/– Age Bold, Inc. (Bold), an online health provider that offers scientifically-based fitness programs to aid in balance and joints pain relief, as well as healthy aging, has announced the findings of its recent survey that reveals the current situation of health, exercise and aging in older adults across the nation.
Recent research has demonstrated that physical activity reduces feelings of anxiety and depression as well as providing many other health benefits older people. However, since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the year 2020 older Americans are becoming less physically active. Because May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Older Americans Month, Bold set out to study responses from more than 1,000 survey participants to determine the current trends that are occurring at the intersection of exercise, aging and health and fitness.
The online survey of 15 questions that was conducted between April 18 to 19 2022 the panel of adults 50+ to provide their general health, attitude, behavior and their experiences with of aging. The main findings of the survey are:
Motivations for Exercise and Habits Shift after 65
- For respondents between 50 and 64 “weight losing” is the top frequent reason for exercising, but for those who were 65 or older, “Mobility and Balance” and “Heart Health” were more prevalent.
- The 76-85+ age group of respondents report exercising daily more often than those between 50 and 75 years old.
Exercise is linked to Improved overall health
- The people who exercise 5 or more days per each week are more likely declare their mental health and their physical condition as good.
- The people who exercise three or more times per week say that mental health is an important reason to exercise, whereas those who exercised less were less likely to mention mental health as the reason.
Experience of Aging is Associated with Mental Health Issues
- The people who described their mental health to be poor as fair or average were likelyer to mention being older, particularly when talking to family members, friends as well as with a doctor.
- People who reported having very good mental health often mentioned not having experienced any the effects of age.
Possibility to Online Services to Engage Less Active People
- People who exercised less than once per week felt the most uncomfortable being in a gym that is open to the public.
- People who exercised less than five times per week were more inclined to take the possibility of online or virtual fitness.
The Bridge between Health Education and Action
- The majority of respondents know that exercise can assist them in aging However, this isn’t often implemented in practice.
- Regular exercisers are more likely to do things to improve their health over those who exercise less.
Notable Gender Differences
- Males are much less inclined to seek guidance on healthy aging than women are.
- Men feel more at ease in public gyms than women.
Bold’s expert team is available upon request to further explain how important these findings.
The company BoldBold is an online health and wellness business that focuses on prevention of disease and healthy aging with BoldBold’s Bold Fall Prevention Program. Through individualized and scientifically-based fitness programs, we assist our clients become stronger and healthier so they can live the life they’ve always wanted regardless of age. In a period where healthcare costs specifically for older adults is rising, Bold serves to reduce costs while increasing the quality and value of healthcare for older people as well as health insurance plans and healthcare providers too. Today, more than 10 million people have acces to Bold via their healthcare insurance. Bold is a venture-backed firm, with investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Khosla Ventures, Primetime Partners, and GingerBread Capital.
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