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Health and retirement key priorities for Asians post-pandemic

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According to the Manulife Asia Care Survey, people across Asia are taking more control of their health and retirement planning, as they seek to balance or mitigate the pandemic’s longer term impact on their personal wealth and lifestyle habits.

The “Manulife Asia Care Survey” – conducted in November 2020 – polled 4,000 people across eight Asian countries. The survey looked at respondents’ concerns, priorities and aspirations amid the pandemic.

Key findings include:

  • 95 percent of respondents who worry about the Covid-19 pandemic have taken personal actions to improve their overall health, mainly through more regular exercise (58 percent) and improved diet (54 percent).
  • 92 percent of respondents are tracking health and fitness measures, such as body weight, sleep quality, blood pressure, heartbeat and steps.
  • 73 percent of respondents state that retirement planning has become more important since the start of the pandemic.
  • 42 percent are worried about their personal wealth.

Health and retirement have clearly become more important for our customers since the onset of Covid-19. What this survey shows is that, amid uncertainty, people are finding ways to take more control of their health and financial planning agendas, including through the adoption of digital.

Anil Wadhwani, CEO and President of Manulife Asia

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