January 29, 2022

The resolutions of the Neo-Aquitaine for 2022? Sleep better and exercise more

The New Year and its share of good resolutions! A few days before January 1, the French federation of physical education and voluntary gymnastics released its Sport Health barometer. Carried out with the IPSOS institute, this survey reveals that 26% of New Aquitans want to do more sport while they are much less likely to declare a sport, a consequence of the pandemic and its restrictions.

The question arises at the start of each new year: what are your good resolutions? Yet the Covid has upset the usual responses, go on a diet, stop smoking …

On the first step ofhe podium of good resolutions 2022 in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, appears to have a more regular sleep pattern for 28%, up 7% compared to 2020.

In second place comes the practice of a regular physical activity for 26% of New Aquitaine. A figure down 9% compared to 2020.

Finally 25 % of respondents want to spend more time with family or friends, down 4% from last year.

All relative intentions. Asked about keeping their 2021 resolutions, only half said they had held at least one of them. A decrease compared to last year (-7%). Notably, the figure rises to 55% among those over 60, reports the FFEPGV.

The first non-competitive sports federation in France has just published its 11th sport and health barometer, conducted with a representative sample of more than 2,000 people at the beginning of December.

We can feel there a desire to return to a normal life, the famous “life before” but we can clearly see to what extent the habits of life have been turned upside down! ” analyzes the president of the FFEPGV, Marilyne Colombo.

Family, sporting activity and moments of relaxation remain markers but despite a return to an almost normal life, the Neo-Aquitaine residents have not resumed such sustained sporting activity. : 64% of them say they practice a physical activity. They were 70% in 2019, 78% in 2020.

Last June, after seven months of closure, sports halls were yet again authorized to receive their subscribers. However, neo-Aquitaine seem reluctant to bring out their sports bag.

The French federation of voluntary physical education and gymnastics nevertheless specifies that “if less of them take part in a sport, the more active people do it longer“. 37% say they practice three hours of sport or more per week, ie an average duration of 3.9 hours per week against 2.7 hours in December 2020. This is the longest duration ever recorded since the creation of the Sport-Health Barometer in 2011.

“Sedentary lifestyle is increasing and mainly affects women and employees” alarms Marilyne Colombo.

Last year, 61% of the inhabitants of Nouvelle-Aquitaine declared that the health crisis had made it more difficult to be able to practice a physical or sporting activity. This year, 54% say they have a more sedentary lifestyle than before the crisis. Women are the first affected: 63% against 46% of men.

A sedentary lifestyle that has repercussions on social life for 62% of Neo-Aquitaine interviewed, psychological well-being for 62%, physical well-being for 60%, general state of shape for 58%.

These changes are strongly felt by the inhabitants of Nouvelle-Aquitaine. 88% declare to be affected by at least one of these negative impacts And 20% declare to feel all these negative impacts.

“If COVID has raised awareness of the importance of practicing physical activity for our mental, physical and social well-being, there must be no turning back and we must support all French people by taking take into account each person’s needs or difficulties ” warns the president of the FFEPGV.

This is precisely the mission that the Federation has set itself since its creation in 1971: to make physical and sporting practice accessible to all audiences, including those who are excluded. Thanks to its 7,300 facilitators, it offers courses adapted to people with disabilities, in precarious situations, in rural areas or even in prison throughout France. The FFEPGV is convinced of this, the regular practice of sport contributes to the physical, psychological and social well-being. It is one of the best remedies for Covid to prescribe as a good resolution for 2022!