Evergreen Life insights

Fitness insights

We've been asking our users about their exercise habits.
Scroll down to find out what we've discovered.

Insights you have helped us discover

Users who report doing at least 30 mins of moderate or vigorously intense exercise each week are;
  • Less likely to report having pain that interferes with their usual daily activities
  • Less likely to report having pain that interferes with their usual daily activities
  • Less likely to have issues with their concentration and memory
Users who report doing at least 30 mins of moderate or vigorously intense exercise each week are;
  • Less likely to report high scores of life satisfaction and happiness
Scroll down to view more data on exercise habits over the past few months
Reasons for not exercising
We all have our reasons for not doing enough exercise – or maybe we already feel like we're doing all that we can. We asked our users “If you feel you're not doing enough physical activity, which of the following best describes why?”

You can see the users are split into two groups - active and inactive users. When comparing the two, their reasons for not exercising are quite different. Our active users told us that they don't have enough time; whereas, our inactive users said that they don't have enough willpower.

If it's difficult for you to find the get-up-and-go, why not read our tips on staying motivated?

Most popular exercises
We now know more about why people aren’t doing enough exercise. But when they are exercising, what activities are people choosing to do? We took a look at how our two groups of active and inactive users responded to the question “What type of exercise or activity do you do most frequently to keep fit?”

Amongst our active users the top exercises were running, cycling and weightlifting. Our inactive users preferred doing yoga, swimming and running.

Need help exercising from home? Check out our tips for staying fit during COVID.

‘Walking’ was excluded from the list of exercises for the purpose of this data representation.
Moderate-intensity activity
Now that we have a clearer understanding of our users' relationship with fitness, we want to understand how that relationship is changing over time. Let's look at the responses over the past few months to the question: “How much moderate-intensity activity do you do a week?”

Over time, we can see that the trend is not really changing that much. This means that overall our users are doing the same amount of exercise. But if we take a closer look, it appears that the amount of exercise people were doing dropped slightly just after lockdown, and users have been gradually becoming more active again towards the end of April.




*Statistically significant at the 99% confidence level; †Statistically significant at the 95% confidence level; ‡Statistically significant at the 90% confidence level
Insights disclaimer:
User disclaimer: The grouping of users excludes those who reported a medical condition and/or injury which restricts their ability to carry out moderate-intensity activity. An active user is defined as one who carries out more than 30 minutes of moderate-intensity or vigorous intensity activity per week. An inactive user is defined as one who carries out less than 30 minutes of moderate-intensity or vigorous intensity activity per week.
Moderate intensity disclaimer: Showing the average moderate-intensity activity for each date plot, given at 3 day intervals over the last 15 weeks from 28th April 2020. The question was answered in the following brackets; Up to 30 minutes, 30-150 minutes, More than 150 minutes, More than 300 minutes. The 0-3 scale therefore represents this with 0 representing ‘Up to 30 minutes’ and 3 representing ‘More than 300 minutes’

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