Apr 17, 2023
A survey of Japanese folks actively participating in sports located that about 40% utilized some type of technologies, with cost-free on-line videos the most common option.
Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, lots of folks located their physical exercise possibilities restricted due to requests for closure of sports clubs and forced cancelations of sports events and competitions to keep away from close make contact with. This led, even so, to folks discovering prospective new techniques to physical exercise, such as streaming fitness club coaching videos or making use of fitness apps and wearable devices.
According to a 2022 survey carried out by the Sasakawa Sports Foundation, roughly 40% of folks aged 20 or more than and actively participating in sports produced use of some type of digital technologies or device to physical exercise. The most popular way of making use of technologies was watching cost-free videos on-line, selected by 27.four% of females and 22.four% of males. Healthcare apps came second, utilized by 19.% of females and 14.7% of males. Smartwatches and other wearable devices meanwhile have been utilized by significantly less than ten%, each for males and females.
By age group, even though more than 40% of folks in their twenties to forties did not use any type of technologies, this implies that more than 50% did. Compared to other age groups, these in their twenties and thirties a lot more often played games that involved some type of physical activity. In contrast, these aged 60 or more than frequently utilized significantly less technologies, with 70.1% of folks in their sixties saying they did not use something. This percentage rose to 86.six% for folks in their seventies.
(Translated from Japanese. Banner photo © Pixta.)