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75 per cent of Singaporeans improved their well-being post Circuit Breaker

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AIA Singapore shared some highlights from the AIA Real Rewards Poll 2020. 75 per cent of Singaporean respondents recorded an improvement in at least one aspect of their well-being.

The AIA Real Rewards Poll 2020 was conducted amongst 875 participants in June 2020. The poll revealed:

  • 65 per cent of Singaporeans realise that they have been taking their health for granted
  • 72 per cent defined the true value of good health as living healthier, longer, better lives with their families and loved ones in today’s socially distant world
  • 93 per cent prioritised staying healthy over other pursuits to get through the circuit breaker period

75 per cent recorded an improvement in at least one aspect of their well-being – whether in terms of improved eating habits, physical health, sleeping pattern, or mental health – within 8 weeks from the start of the Circuit Breaker in early April 2020.

It is encouraging that, in these trying times, Singaporeans have taken steps to make positive changes to their health, and they are already reaping the rewards of these simple actions.

Ms Melita Teo, Chief Customer and Digital Officer, AIA Singapore

When combined with an analysis of AIA Vitality members’ health, the poll further pointed out some interesting observations.

Singaporeans look beyond keeping active to stay healthy with a well-rounded approach to health that includes eating well and getting adequate sleep

  • Singaporeans were placing a high priority on making healthier choices, allocating the highest portion of the living expenses (34%) on healthier meal choices
  • More than 2 in 5 (43 per cent) of Singaporeans have improved their sleeping habits in this period, pointing to reduced commuting time as the key reason why

Keeping healthy helps Singaporeans better manage their mental health

  • Approximately 3 in 5 (60 per cent) of Singaporeans are anxious about our post-coronavirus world
  • 30 per cent of Singaporeans reported improvements to their mental health during COVID-19 – aided by simple steps such as getting at least seven hours of sleep, eating more nutritious meals, and spending quality time with loved ones.

The success of our nation’s initiatives to encourage healthy living is evident in the continued high levels of activity amongst Singaporeans despite the Circuit Breaker measures, with many finding creative ways to continue keeping fit while working from home.

Ms Melita Teo, Chief Customer and Digital Officer, AIA Singapore