During pandemic women turned to yoga to manage anxiety, says survey
According to We For News, a recent survey conducted by Enamor, finds that one in every two women say that the pandemic has affected their mental health in a negative way.
The survey stated that over 60 per cent women actively took to yoga during the pandemic and say that they found it to be the best form of exercise to help beat the blues, given the lockdown conditions.
An overwhelming majority, 85 per cent of women agree that yoga can help to reduce stress, and manage anxiety.
We For News reported that these insights are based on a survey conducted with 2200+ women pan India, by Enamor, a premium lingerie brand for women ahead of International Yoga Day.
The survey indicated that women value the importance of dressing the suitable outfit to get more effective practicing. An overwhelming majority confirm the importance to ‘dress right’ for an activity that helps to improve performance. Nearly 94 per cent of women say that wearing the right outfit to stretch does help to make a yoga session more effective.
Seventy per cent of those surveyed agreed that yoga can usher one towards a healthy lifestyle and 60 per cent preferred this activity over other forms of exercise during the pandemic for the multitude of benefits it offers.
Not only does yoga help reduce stress and manage anxiety, it helps to build strength, balance and flexibility (53 per cent), elevates mood (45 per cent) and develops a positive body image (75 per cent) that contributes enormously to mental well-being.
Women are taking to working out to stay mentally and physically fit. Over 60 per cent of women surveyed claim to exercise more than 3 times a week. Many women (61 per cent) also prefer to run, walk and jog to stay active.