As women we understand the importance of exercising – to stay in shape and being healthy. Did you know we don’t have all the same exercise pattern? – in Paris women burn calories on a bike, in Miami they dance, London they practice pilates and Hong Kong it’s yoga. Let’s see exclusive millions of workouts data from all over the globe revealed with this very serious study.
In an era of unprecedented access to vast amounts of human data, Jawbone, an innovator in smart audio devices and wearable technology, is uncovering the hidden meanings within the numbers. By searching through millions of logged events for interesting patterns, Jawbone’s Data Science team is able to deliver compelling insight into the world and the lifestyle choices people make, in a way we’ve never seen before.
Today Jawbone is revealing new data on the physical fitness habits of UP wearers all over the globe, based on millions of workouts logged with UP – the wristband, app and data service that helps you understand how you sleep, move and eat so you can make better choices. Here are some of the intriguing findings:
· Striking down under: Blokes in Australia play football twice as much as their footy fanatic peers around the world in the UP community, but given the special Australian Football rules, they deserve their own special category.
· Italians lead in standard football: Italian men (2006 World Cup Champions) are almost 5 times more likely to log any football workout than the rest of the world; more than any other country. Next highest are the Brazilian men (2014 World Cup hosts) who are 3.8 times more likely. However, in Spain (the 2010 World Cup Champions and #1 ranked team in the world), men are only 2.5 times as likely to log a football workout.
· Cycling rules the Netherlands: The Dutch are four times as likely as other UP wearers to log a biking workout, a finding that supports Amsterdam’s standing as the most bike-friendly city in the world.
· Spanish ace tennis: In Spain, the most overrepresented workout is tennis. Men there are 3.2 times more likely to have logged a tennis workout than UP users around the globe.
· Shake it in Japan: Japanese women are 3 times more likely to log a dance workout than UP wearers in the rest of the world; more than any other country. Next highest are French women, who are 2.8 times as likely to log a dance workout.
· Get the week started: Around the globe, Monday is the most popular day to workout for lifting weights, cross training, elliptical, spinning, and cardio. But the stats go down as the week goes on with the number of workouts logged decreasing each day that follows. The day with the least number of workouts logged is Sunday.
· Weekend Warriors: For UP wearers working out on weekend, they’re up and at’em – most workouts take place before noon. And many of those take the weekend time to enjoy the great outdoors – The number of hiking and skiing / snowboarding workouts doubles on weekends.
Images: Tumblr & Jawbone