June 30, 2022

the sport / health barometer for the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region

FFEPGV / Ipsos Sport Health Barometer – 11th editing _ Good resolutions 2022: For 40% of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region the practice of a physical activity is the n ° 1 resolution!

For the 11th consecutive year, the French Federation of Physical Education and Voluntary Gymnastics (FFEPGV) publishes in collaboration with the IPSOS institute its Sport-Health Barometer. This first wave asks the French about their good resolutions for 2022. In the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, playing sports (40%) and eating a balanced diet (27%) come out on top.

While 68% of the inhabitants of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region say they have a more sedentary lifestyle than before the crisis, the most affected being the elderly (75%) and people living alone (76%), their aspiration the first for 2022 is to be physically active.

Ranking of resolutions for the year 2022

If doing sport and eating in a more balanced way are at the top of the resolutions of the inhabitants of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, the fact of reserving real moments of relaxation precedes the idea of ​​spending time with family this year. or with friends as well as to have a more regular sleep pattern.

Podium for good resolutions 2022 in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region:

  1. 40% practice regular physical activity (-4% vs 2020)
  2. Eat in a balanced way for 27% (-5% vs 2020)
  3. Reserve real moments of relaxation for 23% (+ 1% vs 2020)

Asked about their 2021 resolutions, 56% of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes residents say they have held at least one of them : a lower proportion compared to last year (-6%). Notably, the figure rises to 62% for men!

Sedentary lifestyle accentuated by the crisis

Last year, 70% of the inhabitants of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes declared that the health crisis had made it more difficult to be able to practice a physical or sports activity. Thus, this year, 68% say they have a more sedentary lifestyle than before the crisis.

Alarming figures in themselves and which are even more worrying for:

  • Seniors: 75% (vs 65% for those under 35)
  • People living alone: ​​76% (vs 66% for those living together)

This sedentary lifestyle impacts all aspects of the life of the inhabitants of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, but mainly:

  • The general state of form for 69%
  • Physical well-being for 67%
  • Social life for 68%
  • The weight for 60%

The quality of sleep (59%) and psychological well-being (58%) seem to be a little less affected.

These changes are strongly felt on the inhabitants of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes:

  • 95% say they are affected by at least one of these negative impacts
  • And 18% say they feel ALL these impacts negatives

The return to normal life disrupts the sporting practice of the inhabitants of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes:

The impact of the health crisis, the successive confinements and the rules of social distancing had made the French aware of the importance of the practice of a physical activity on their physical and mental well-being.

Between 2019 and 2021, habits have been turned upside down … and unfortunately everything suggests that the return to almost normal life has come at the expense of sports practice : 70% of the inhabitants of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes declare that they practice a physical activity, a figure on the rise with the pre-health crisis (63% in 2019) and a sharp drop compared to 2020 (88%).

While fewer of them take part in a sport, the most active do so for longer. 28% of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes residents say they practice 3 hours of sport or more per week, thus bringing the average duration of sports practice to 3.1 hours per week (vs. 2.3 hours in December 2020). This is the longest time ever recorded since the creation of the Sport-Health Barometer in 2011.

“Once again, our barometer is rich in information on how the French went through the crisis and the year 2021 and how they look forward to the year to come. We can feel there a desire to return to a normal life, the famous “life before”, but we can clearly see how the habits of life have been turned upside down! Physical activity, family and moments of relaxation remain important and constant benchmarks from year to year. However, and this is alarming, sedentary lifestyle is increasing and mainly affects women and employees. 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 taking into account individual needs or difficulties. As a Sport Health Federation, this is our mission… and it is also our conviction! “ explains Marilyne Colombo, President of the FFEPGV.

Methodology of the survey :

Study carried out on a sample of 2003 people, aged 16 and over, representative of the French population from December 3 to 10, 2021. The sample was interviewed by Internet via the Ipsos online panel. To benefit from minimum numbers in each region, the sample was reasoned. The representativeness of the sample was ensured by the quota method, applied to the criteria of sex, age, profession of the interviewee, region and category of agglomeration.

About the FFEPGV

The result of a sports movement created in 1888 to improve public health through the democratization of sports practice, the FFEPGV was created in 1971, with the meeting of several federal sports structures. The Federation’s vocation is to organize physical and sporting activities, geared towards leisure and well-being. It has been recognized as a public utility since 1976, and has nearly half a million licensees and practitioners through 5,600 clubs. The courses are delivered in each club by sports leaders trained and graduated by the Federation.