The pandemic has pushed health front and centre for everyone.
Across APAC, we’re exercising more and spending more on staying physically healthy. But we’re also more stressed about money and work – or lack thereof. And almost everyone says they are spending too much time in front of screens.
Spouses are fighting more, especially those with children at home. Yet mental health remains a taboo topic for many to broach.
The Well Series presents Wunderman Thompson’s ongoing study of people’s attitudes, behaviours and priorities across APAC when it comes to health, and how they have changed pre and post COVID-19.
It also lays out how health encompasses mental, physical, societal and financial aspects, and how they all have a domino effect on each other. Across APAC, women generally report poorer physical and mental health than men, apart from India. Retirees and the employed report feeling healthier than the unemployed and students. And those with higher incomes are feeling healthier than those with lower incomes.
In one of the more stunning statistics, more than a third overall said they had considered suicide at some point – even if fleetingly - in the past year, with the highest proportion coming from India and the lowest from China.
The findings are based on an online survey of 4,000 people aged 18-70+ in China, India, Japan and Singapore conducted between February and April 2021.