Meditation and mindfulness account for more than 20% of health app downloads

Contrary to what might have happened not many years ago, the mental health It is becoming more and more important in the population. It is estimated that between 200 and 500 million people practice mindfulness around the world, according to the study 7 Meditation Statistics for Your Wellbeing in 2021.

In 2020, the sum of the total revenue of the main meditation apps exceeded 1,000 million dollars, according to data from Market Research. Likewise, the expectations of this market remain very high, even considering a turnover of 2,080 million dollars by the end of 2022.

In this sense, Spain is positioned as one of the countries where the mental health as the main health problem, ranking as the third European country most concerned about mental well-being, according to the Ipsos ‘World Mental Health 2021’ study. With the pandemic, the levels of anxiety among the population skyrocketed, so that the search for a way to disconnect became a priority.

For this reason, there has been a significant boom in the field of apps aimed at practicing mindfulness from home. Specifically, the 23% of app downloads of health in 2021 were about mindfulness and meditationas “They offer people techniques to find serenity, reduce stress and anxiety levels, alleviate their worries, and even reduce insomnia”as stated by the professionals at the Deusto Salud continuing education center.

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There are multiple tools to do mindfulness, therefore, Deusto Salud presents four technological tools to implement this discipline in the daily routine.

1. Podcast

These types of audio files are played online from any device. The content of the podcasts to practice mindfulness focus on meditations guided by professionals who mark the postures and breathing that the user must execute at the time of performing the exercise to optimize their concentration.

2. App’s

The app’s are a very good option for all those people who want practices as personalized as possible. Through meditations, resources, and multiple techniques, each user can consume the content that best suits their needs from the wide range of content (anxiety, fear, insomnia…).

3. Smart watches

Smartwatches are a very helpful tool to practice mindfulness at any time. This type of watch can quantify the wearer’s breaths, making guided meditation options available to them.

4. Noise canceling headphones

These types of headphones are a solution to consider to lower stress levels, since they reduce background noise to the point that the user can concentrate solely on their meditation session without any distraction.

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