Health and Wellness

Infographic: Health & Wellbeing Amid COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has presented a great deal of challenges to citizens across the country and globe. From public health and economic concerns to the isolation as a result of social distancing, there is a lot on everyone’s minds. So, how are Americans coping with these changes? With May representing Mental Health Awareness Month, let’s take a look at how consumers of all different ages are taking care of their bodies and minds during this time.



Here are three things you need to know about consumers’ health and wellness amid COVID-19:


The Effect on Mental Health

The unfortunate reality of the COVID-19 pandemic is that it has had a negative effect on the mental health of many Americans, with 44% indicating it has either slightly or greatly worsened.

Mental health has:

  • Greatly Worsened 8%
  • Slightly Worsened 36%
  • Not Affected 46%
  • Slightly Improved 8%
  • Greatly Improved 3%


Room for Activities

With all the time stuck at home, 90% of American adults have taken up some kind of activity to look after their mental health.

  • 66% talking to friends/family
  • 43% Cooking
  • 41% Practicing a hobby
  • 30% meditating
  • 24% practicing yoga and pilates
  • 21% decluttering

Did you know? Millennials are turning to cooking more than any generation, with 50% citing it as a top activity during this time.


Changing for the Future

Once the COVID-19 crisis comes to an end, most Americans agree that life will be different. Below, you can see which health behaviors they plan to turn into lasting changes going forward.

  • Disinfect Surfaces More 52%
  • Better Handwashing 46%
  • More Healthy Foods 45%
  • More Exercise 44%
  • More Time Destressing 33%
  • Sleep More 27%
  • Cook More 25%
  • Meditate 22%
  • Watch Exercise Videos 21%
  • Use Fitness Apps 14%

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