Natural Marketing Institute Redefines Whole Health in its 2022 Whole Living Consumer Research Report

Newtown Square, PA – November 2021

2022 whole living

Natural Marketing Institute® is pleased to publish its 2022 Whole Living Consumer Database Report. The Institute’s Whole Living Study is based on a new and unique way to explore whole health and wellness. It is based on the premise that the ongoing process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being free from illness.  It is a dynamic process of change and growth – an interconnected state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being – not merely the absence of health issues or medical conditions.

The construct for the study is based on 6 Dimensions of Wellness and the symbiotic relationship of emotional, physical, technological, financial, environmental, and social health.  According to Steve French, COO of Research America, Inc., “in essence, as consumers become more aware that their health is dependent on the health of all dimensions, they will be prepared for their lifelong journey in pursuit of satisfaction, happiness, and balance.”

The Whole Living Consumer Study determined that while some aspects of consumers’ lives appear to be on track, others are not in a state of balance. As organizations look for insights to drive growth, they need to explore how their initiatives impact all of the dimensions.

Some example findings include:

  • Almost half of all American consumers are very satisfied that their life is in a balanced state
  • Only 1 in 4 are very satisfied with living an environmentally-friendly and sustainable lifestyle
  • Half of consumers are often confused by the changing information on what they are supposed to do to live a healthy lifestyle
  • However, over the past 10 years, significantly more consumers indicate they live a more satisfying life by having fewer material possessions
  • And even in these trying times, almost three out of four consumers feel very positive and hopeful about the future

This report covers the following 6 Dimensions of Whole Health and Wellness and the opportunities which exist around them…

  1. Financial: Concern over one’s financial future has detrimental effects across a broad spectrum of health issues; identifying opportunities for assistance tools
  2. Social: As consumers travel a wellness path, they become more aware of their importance in society, as well as the impact they   have on multiple connection points
  3. Physical: The physical benefits of looking good and feeling good, most often lead to the psychological benefits of enhanced self-esteem, self-control, determination, and a sense of direction
  4. Technological: The more a consumer understands about their personal health, the more empowered they will be to improve upon it, and   technology amplifies their understanding
  5. Environmental; Consumers across all generations are embracing environmental responsibility and sustainability and making the connection between planetary and personal health
  6. Emotional (P&M): Managing their life in personally rewarding ways and taking responsibility for their actions will help consumers to see life as an exciting, mindful, and hopeful adventure

Natural Marketing Institute merged with Research America, Inc. in July of 2020. This expanded the Institute’s capabilities to include web panel, qualitative facilities, sensory and new product testing labs in addition to the strategic consulting services, proprietary custom methodologies, and syndicated databases that include over 1 million consumer interviews in over 30 countries, trended for more than 20 years.

To learn more about the 2022 Whole Living Consumer Database Report, click here