The Shaklee U.S. Health and Wellness Study recently revealed that the millennial generation, the largest adult population in the U.S., are “more stressed out than ever before” (60%) and concerned that they may now have “permanently low energy levels” (58%). The pandemic (34%) and economic conditions (32%) were cited as top sources of stress.
Seventy percent of participants said they are now more concerned with personal health and wellness than they were prior to the pandemic and almost all (94%) want to make health and wellness a priority in the coming year. Yet, millennials say they face significant hurdles to this healthier lifestyle because of a lack of time (70%) and not knowing where to start (30%).
“This study shows just how important taking care of our personal health and wellness has become, but many simply don’t know where to begin,” said Shaklee CEO Roger Barnett. “There’s a responsibility that Shaklee and other like-minded businesses have to act as mentors and guides to help people reach their wellness goals.”
According to the study, sources of stress and its impact include:
- 65% report that “stress is getting in the way of my happiness, success, and overall fulfillment in other areas of my life”
- 64% say “managing stress is the most difficult part of taking care of myself”
- Home-related duties are a significant source of stress, including cleaning (33%), cooking (29%) and personal relationships (25%)
- 69% are interested in using supplements to manage their stress levels
- 60% struggle to fall asleep and 51% wake up several times at night
- 83% have tried different options to improve their sleep
- 22% use medication to help them sleep
- 68% say their sleep is impeded because their mind can’t turn off
- 89% need to boost their energy during the day and rely on coffee, tea or energy drinks
- 71% are concerned that their energy boosters come with a “health trade-off”
“Our goal has always been to bring true wellness to the world,” said Barnett. “Though some of the results of this study tell us there’s work to do, there’s a great deal of optimism and opportunity as well. People are prioritizing their health as never before, which will ultimately lead to a happier and healthier nation. We are thrilled to be at the forefront of this mission by creating products that meet the growing and changing needs of our consumers.”
This blind study was conducted by research firm One Poll and surveyed 2,000 respondents born between 1981 and 1996.