Social sports are recognized as an effective means of achieving enhanced well-being. (Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn)
The well-being ratings of the residents on the Chinese mainland are higher than the global average, according to a worldwide study conducted by leading global athletic apparel company Lululemon Athletica Inc.
The average well-being rating for respondents on the Chinese mainland was 78 points. This was notably higher than the global average, as Chinese people are consciously taking action to achieve holistic well-being.
The study found that the Global Wellbeing Index for 2023 was 66 points, consistent with previous years, with more than 67 percent of respondents' worldwide saying they make well-being their top priority.
The 14-market worldwide study benchmarks the state of global well-being. Based on the responses of a total of 14,000 respondents worldwide, 1,000 in each surveyed market, from May 1, 2023, to June 6, 2023.
This is the third year that Lululemon has released its annual Global Wellbeing Report. Susan Gelinas, chief people &culture officer of Lululemon, said, "Insights such as these help us to have a real conversation around the state of well-being so that we can better understand how to support people and communities in their efforts to be well."
This year, for the first time, Lululemon also released a report on the responses from the Chinese mainland.
Compared with other regions, respondents on the mainland are generally more optimistic about the future at 67 percent. This is markedly higher than the global average of 42 percent.
However, there are differences in the level of well-being among different groups, with males and Gen Z having relatively lower well-being ratings. Compared to 2021, individuals have become more proactive in pursuing well-being in their daily lives, according to the report.
The survey found that 75 percent of respondents prefer to move their body in a way that feels good at the time, rather than having a specific workout routine. 65 percent of respondents agree that social sports have a better impact on their well-being than individual sports.
This World Mental Health Day, October 10, Lululemon will launch the "Wellbeing for All" series of activities for the third consecutive year.
The company will be partnering with Jeremy Ville, a world-renowned artist who shares a passion for community and uplifting work, to present the "Wellbeing Roll-out Gallery" in Shanghai. Additional well-being activities will take place in five major cities around China through October.