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Meditation and Yoga Emerged as Top Activities During Pandemic

A global study by wearable brand Fitbit has revealed that meditation and yoga are top health activities among Indians

In the pandemic times, meditation and yoga have emerged as top health activities among people in India, a global study by wearable brand Fitbit has revealed.

While meditation emerged as the top go-to activity among users in India with a staggering uptick of 2,381 percent, yoga witnessed a 241 percent spike among the Indian Fitbit users, highlighting a major shift and focus on mental wellness and stress management while staying indoors.

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“While Indians slept the least among key APAC markets in 2019 and 2020, Covid-19 induced lockdown and following limited restrictions resulted in Indians sleeping 18 minutes more between March-August 2020 as compared to the same period last year,” the study showed on Saturday.

In the Asia-Pacific region, mediation, yoga, and pilates saw a huge adoption in 2020, mirroring the global trend, with meditation, in particular, saw massive popularity among Fitbit users across the region.

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The regional average Resting Heart Rate (RHR) improved during the lockdown and stayed the same even as countries reopened. Unsplash

Australia and New Zealand continued to lead the region inactive minutes achieved, even if they did not lead in overall step count, suggesting a greater level of intentional activity such as exercise.

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“Most countries saw their lockdown gains in sleep duration reverse as they reopened, with the exception of Australia, which continued to enjoy an increase in sleep duration to 7 hours 37 minutes — 39 minutes higher than the regional average.

The regional average Resting Heart Rate (RHR) improved during the lockdown and stayed the same even as countries reopened.

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“On the whole, the data shows that while users have embraced a more sedentary lifestyle in 2020 with overall activity decreasing, many users have pivoted to more frequent stress-relieving activities,” the data revealed. (IANS)



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