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Hair Facts: 52 Self-Care Facts and Statistics from 2020 to 2022

All the self-care facts you were looking for.

We are familiar with self-care because it’s everywhere, but do people actually practice it? We were curious about it and decided to research self-care facts to learn what people do to relax and how much time they spend caring for themselves. Continue reading because we have very interesting self-care statistics coming your way. 

1. People in the United States are eager to prioritize self-care.

2. 69% of American people planned to do more self-care in 2021 compared to 2020.

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3. 73% of people in the United States stated that they were more conscious of needing self-care than in 2020.

4. 71%  of people believe society will collectively prioritize self-care since the pandemic.

5. Adults in the United States feel relaxed for approximately 40 minutes per day.

6. 47% of people in the U.S. claim they feel relaxed for less than 40 minutes.

7. Out of 2000 people surveyed, more than half consider it a priority to spend an average of 38 minutes per day practicing self-care.

8. 15% of the 2000 people surveyed are prepared to spend 60 minutes or more practicing self-care.

9. Self-care means different for everyone.

10. 36% of people surveyed said that self-care means working out.

11. 35% of people surveyed revealed that self-care for them meant listening to music.

12. Surprisingly, for 33%, self-care meant doing daily simple activities such as flossing their teeth.

13. The top self-care activities in the United States are baths, long showers, and several stepped skincare routines.

14. Watching movies or TV series ranked high as the top wellness and self-care activity.

15. 3 in 10 people surveyed in the United States practice self-care by reading a good book or writing down thoughts in their journals.

16. 23% of people surveyed ranked work as a somehow relaxing activity.

17. 52% of people surveyed expressed that their financial situation doesn’t allow them to practice self-care activities.

18. 42% of surveyed people in the U.S. stated that they lack the motivation to do self-care.

19. 72% of people surveyed revealed that the pandemic encouraged them to take more interest in personal self-care and wellness.

20. On average, 2000 people surveyed in the United States spend about 200 hours of self-care per year.

21. 64% of people in the United States reported that their self-care habits are not always environmentally friendly.

22. 67% of surveyed Americans reported being environmentally conscious while practicing self-care.

23. 42% of the people surveyed reported turning the water off while doing skin care.

24. 39% of Individuals surveyed reported not wasting water while doing household chores.

25. 36% of surveyed individuals reported purchasing recycled and recyclable self-care products.

26. 36% of people in the United States opt for exercising as their favorite self-care activity.

27. 35% of people in the United States choose to listen to music as their favorite self-care activity.

28. 33% of people in the United States choose to go on a walk as their favorite self-care activity.

29. 33% of people in the United States choose flossing/brushing their teeth as their favorite self-care activity.

30. 32% of people in the United States choose watching favorite TV shows/movies as their favorite self-care activity.

31. 32% of people in the United States prefer taking a long shower as their favorite self-care activity.

32. 32% of people in the United States choose skincare as their favorite self-care activity.

33. 30% of people in the United States prefer taking a bath as their favorite self-care activity.

34. 30% of people in the United States choose reading as their favorite self-care activity.

35. 28% of people in the United States choose meditation as their favorite self-care activity.

36. 27% of people in the United States stated that listening to a podcast is their favorite self-care activity.

37. 23% of people in the United States choose journaling as their favorite self-care activity.

38. 75% of Americans believe self-care activities can help reduce stress.

39. 47% of people in the United States prefer an at-home spa as their self-care activity of choice.

40. 41% of Americans choose to get a manicure and or pedicure as their self-care activity of choice,

41. 34% of people in America choose to get a haircut as their top self-care activity.

42. 59% of Americans, or three in five people, will only practice self-care if they feel stressed.

43. 72% or approximately seven in 10 people practice self-care as a reward after a challenging week.

44. 64% of surveyed Americans reported a self-confidence boost after practicing self-care.

45. 67% of surveyed Americans reported increased productivity after practicing self-care.

46. 71% of surveyed Americans reported an increase in happiness after practicing self-care.

47. 70% of Americans say they are more conscious of needing self-care in 2022.

48. 4.3 billion people worldwide have inadequate access to essential facility-based health services.

49. 45% of surveyed Americans said they use meditation apps to help them manage stress and sleep.

50. 25% of surveyed Americans said they’re exercising for more extended periods of time now than before the Covid-19 pandemic.

51. There’s been an increase in at-home workouts from 18% to 31% since the pandemic hit in 2020.

52. Since the pandemic, on-demand fitness content and at-home workouts have increased from 20% to 35%.

Sources: NY Post, Talker, Soocial, Healthy Lifestyle Florida, Mental Health First Aid, APA, Vagaro, World Health Organization, Forbes.

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