Insights are based on 23,942 Thriva customers who have selected their assigned sex at birth as female.
People reporting doing no physical activity increased from 18% to 85% at the height of lockdown and now sits around 50%.
Average BMI has increased since Jan 2020 — from an average of 27.1 to 28.5.
Alcohol consumption has decreased — 5% more people are reporting not drinking any alcohol.
2% increase in people reporting they're struggling to conceive in the last 6 months.
4.5% increase in people reporting PCOS since last year.
Average oestrogen (oestradiol) results have increased by 50% since Jan 2020 — from ~200 to 300 pmol/L.
Since January 2020, the number of people reporting poor sleep, stress, and fatigue has increased.
The number of people reporting they're getting 6-8 hours of sleep a night has fallen by 7%.
The number of people who report never waking up feeling refreshed has increased by 10%.
9% more people report feeling fatigued — low energy and motivation.
"Over the last 12 months, there's been an increase in stress and fatigue. Along with a decrease in physical activity and an increase in weight gain and BMI.
Our data also shows some really interesting trends in hormones. In particular, there's been a rise in average oestrogen levels during lockdown and these have now reached a new baseline. There are many potential reasons for this, but the impact of stress or weight gain on oestrogen levels is a possible explanation.
But what we do know for certain is that there are a number of factors that can affect our hormones. Unless we know and track our levels, it's difficult to identify the effects of different variables." - Dr Sumera Shaheney