The Greeks declare that they are ready for drastic changes in order to improve their quality of life, acknowledging that the pandemic months had serious negative effects on both their physical condition and their mental health.
According to her research IPSOS, which was conducted in 10 countries on her own initiative HUAWEI, in this endeavor, consider “smart” devices as their valuable ally.
Her new research IPSOS, which was held in 10 countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Turkey) at the initiative of HUAWEI, reveals how much the pandemic has brought about both physical and mental health of citizens: weight gain, poor physical condition, anxiety, insomnia, low mood are just a few of the symptoms caused by months of sedentary lifestyle and limited socialization.
Based on the findings of the research, citizens recognize the effects that the months of lockdown had on their bodies and psychology and are now at the stage where they want to do something about it, from starting a new sport activity or starting breathing exercises. and meditation, until they travel inside and outside Greece or go on a diet and make an immediate appointment for a full medical check-up. What can give them the motivation and extra impetus they need to take life into their own hands? Smart devices, such as smartwatches and smartbands, which have advanced technology and precision functions for continuous monitoring of the health and fitness of users.
Sedentary life and weight gain
One of the most common effects of the pandemic in our country was weight gain, according to IPSOS research. This finding is reasonable as while everyone, due to restrictions, stayed home and reduced travel to a minimum, at the same time began to spend much more time in front of a screen and consume larger amounts of food. More specifically, the 61% of the Greeks states that he watched much more television, the 36% he had to stop his sports activities and the 39% began to consume much larger amounts of food or to have an unhealthy diet. These may be some of the reasons why the average 39% of Greeks saw his weight increase by an average of 7.4 kg. Other factors that may also have had an impact on the overall physical condition of citizens were sleep disorders and high levels of stress, symptoms of which a large portion of the population has suffered in recent months.
What happened in the rest of Europe? According to the IPSOS survey, 38% of respondents in the 10 participating countries said they gained weight during the pandemic, which worsened their overall physical and psychological condition, as weight gain does not only affect appearance, but possibly also in health, psychology and self-confidence.
Time for a change: sports, new hobbies, health monitoring with the help of a smartwatch
The hopeful conclusion that emerges from the research is that the respondents state that they are willing to improve their health. On average, 63% of respondents in the 10 countries surveyed feel the need to take care of their health, 46% plan to lose weight and 35% of them are going to buy an electronic device (such as a smartphone or smartwatch ) in order to achieve their goal more easily. As for the Greeks, the 70% of the population states that it will improve its health with weight loss, the 67% planning a complete medical check-up, the 62% participating in sports activities, the 53% making a new sport. About it 64% believes that a smartwatch or smartband would be useful and helpful in achieving all these goals. Definitely with more than 100 training functions offered in the HUAWEI Watch 3, it is much easier to discover your new, favorite hobby. From walking and swimming, to … belly dancing, the smartwatch monitors and records any progress in the user’s physical condition. After training, you can check your heart rate, calories burned and other useful statistics through the HUAWEI Health app.
In addition, with a smartwatch one can have a better picture of all the other factors that can have an impact on the physical condition, such as sleep disorders and stress levels. Watch 3 provides features such as sleep monitoring and stress monitoring, which can be invaluable in trying to regain fitness.
Healthy mind in a healthy body
According to the IPSOS research, our mental health is in urgent need of care after the pandemic. The 46% of the Greeks feel that they are in a bad psychological state and the 66% they say they are ready to do something about it. What affected our psychology so much? According to the research, the 63% of the Greeks began to suffer from anxiety, the 35% to have trouble sleeping, the 40% he had to break up with his friends and 38% he had to give up or limit his hobbies.
In order to reverse this situation, respondents plan to spend more time away from home, discover a new hobby and spend more time with friends. And in this case, the latest technology smartwatches and smartbands can become their ally, as they now have applications that record stress levels and more. With the HUAWEI Watch 3 for example, one can monitor the quality of sleep, do breathing exercises or… simply stay in touch with his friends, even when he does not have his mobile phone with him, since he can receive no not only messages but also calls, directly to the smartwatch.
Something you can always count on
Many things have changed in recent months, but there is one thing that will never disappoint you – the battery of HUAWEI devices. Whether you need a smartwatch, a smartband or a smartphone to help you improve your fitness and quality of life, you can always count on the HUAWEI battery and rest assured it will never leave you.
Equip yourself with a smartwatch or other device, motivate yourself and start monitoring your progress daily.
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