ASICS State of Mind study: China

See how China’s results compare with the global research findings.

Key findings:

The State of Mind study shows the link between exercise and mental health. The more people move, the higher their State of Mind score is likely to be.

1. State of Mind score by level of physical activity.

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2. State of Mind score and level of physical activity by generation.

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3. People think that 30 minutes of exercise is the minimum amount required to experience an uplift. ASICS’ research shows that 15.09 minutes could be all it takes.

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Global & China

Amount of exercise people in China think is needed for an uplift.

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ASICS research

Actual amount of exercise needed for an uplift based on ASICS research.

Further findings:

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State of Mind Index in China

China’s overall State of Mind score is 77/100 and is ranked 1st out of 16 markets surveyed.

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State of Mind Index by Gender

In China, men and women have similar State of Mind scores.

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State of Mind Index by City

Shenzhen ranks as the Chinese city with the highest State of Mind score.

Activity levels:

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Minutes of Physical Activity a Week

People in China exercise on average for 160 minutes per week (which is 7th out of 16 markets surveyed).

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Median Activity by Gender

Women in China exercise on average for 30 minutes per week more than men. China is the only country surveyed where women are more active than men. 

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Most Popular Activities

Running is the most popular activity in China, followed by walking and basketball.


Move your mind, uplift the world.

Thousands of people have already contributed to ASICS’ Uplifting Minds research using the Mind Uplifter™ tool to quantify the impact of movement on the mind. See the difference movement makes to your own mental state.