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Latest Tivity Health Survey Delivers Insights

The results are in from Tivity Health's latest survey of participants in its Silver Sneakers program. The survey, fielded in January 2022 amidst the COVID-19 omicron wave, asked these Medicare Advantage enrollees how they are faring socially, physically and emotionally.
 
Socializing
  • A plurality of respondents (32%) indicated that talking on the phone is their first choice for how to socialize, 28% prefer to socialize in-person (outside or inside) and 18% stated text messaging was their first choice.
  • 22% of respondents said they connected with others just once or twice in the past month and 12% said they haven't at all. 
COVID-19 Disruption
Stress and worry are at multi-month highs
  • 42% of survey respondents have experienced social isolation in the past week.
  • 39% are disrupted by the inability to visit friends and family and 24% are disrupted from their normal routines.
  • Concerns for the health of friends and family is once again the highest driver of respondent distress (59%), followed by not knowing when things will return to normal (56%) and concerns about personal health (55%). 
Fitness Routine/Return to the Gym
  • 76% of respondents rate their physical activity as the same or better than three months ago—a lower proportion compared to previous reporting periods.
  • Among the 24% whose physical activity declined, lack of motivation remains the primary driver, closely followed by respondents trying to limit time outside due to COVID-19.
  • 68% of respondents plan to exercise in the next three months, 82% of frequent gym going respondents will do the same.
  • 35% of gym going respondents are back in the gym, another 36% plan to be and 15% of gym going respondents will not return.
  • 90% of respondents who plan to return to the gym will do so within three months.
  • Having a routine is the top driver for returning to the gym. 
Nutrition
  • 13% of respondents report being worried food will run out before having money to buy more (same as last wave).
  • 17% of respondents report eating habits which are worse since the pandemic, while 73% report their eating habits are about the same.
  • Snacking and having an inconsistent meal routine are the most common reason for respondents' decline in eating habits.

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