LONDON, January 12, 2018
LONDON, January 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
A survey commissioned by Burton Menswear to launch a new range of leisurewear reveals that 77% of men experience feelings of anxiety and low mood. According to the results the key to beating the blues is exercise, with 58% using it to alleviate these feelings and 86% seeing a noticeable change afterwards.
And whilst pressure to look good is an issue for the 84% of men who have felt an increase over the past ten years, 52% are satisfied with the way their bodies look. In spite of this rising pressure, men are less concerned with appearance - with 62% marking wellbeing the top benefit of working out, over looks or fitness.
Training gear is important; 56% of men feel more motivated to work out when they have new gym kit to wear. The most style conscious being Northern Ireland where 77% of men said it was key, closely followed by London at 66%.
Other findings included:
"The figures around male anxiety and mental health are worrying. As someone who has suffered from this in the past, I can't recommend the positive effects of exercise and fitness enough. With the onset of the New Year and Blue Monday approaching there's no better time to start a new regime and boost your mental wellbeing." Josh Patterson
Josh Patterson is the brand ambassador of HIIT. A range that has been designed for indoor and outdoor exercise, allowing for easier workouts. Available at http://www.burton.co.uk from January.
*Burton commissioned the survey of 500 UK men aged 18-34 via Cision, held throughout December 2017 and January 2018