According to a study conducted by +Kam, 84% of fitness-conscious Americans would still work out even if they could be fit and healthy without doing so. This is up from 76% when the same question was asked in 2017. The survey, which polled over 1,100 members of Generation Active, was commissioned by Zoom, the exclusive advertising and health content provider for the nation’s largest health clubs. Zoom defines Generation Active as the over 100 million Americans who exercise at least twice a week.
Is your current job making you fat? How can you reverse the situation without having to leave the position? A new CareerBuilder survey finds that 57% of the nation’s workforce believe they are overweight, and 45% believe they’ve gained weight at their present job, on par with last year. Twenty-six percent of all workers said they gained more than 10 pounds at their current job; 1 in 10 (11%) gained more than 20 pounds.
“Only 23% of American adults meet leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) guidelines, according to new research data from the Center for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics, reports Club Industry. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that those between the ages of 18 and 64 engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity every week. Only 22.9% of adults currently meet these guidelines, according to the new data released on June 28.”
“People who make an effort to lose weight can help their partner do the same, according to a study published online Feb. 1, 2018, by Obesity and covered by Harvard Health Publishing.”
Most Americans report feeling unhappy with how their body looks at times (79% vs. 21% never, I am always satisfied with how my body looks), with dissatisfaction most prevalent when looking in the mirror (37%), when at the beach in a bathing suit (32%), or when shopping for clothes (31%). However, one in five Americans would be willing to take performance-enhancing dietary supplements (21%, e.g., protein, creatine, vitamins and minerals, etc.) in order to attain their perfect/ideal body.
A new study concludes that walking has the potential to significantly improve the public’s health. It finds regular walking, even if not meeting the minimum recommended levels, is associated with lower mortality compared to inactivity. The study appears early online in American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Sometimes work and life simply cannot be balanced. There are times when seasonal demand requires more work. Or, you might be on a tight deadline with a new product launch, which requires long hours. It happens. So what are some things we can do to make sure we don’t lose our minds or damage relationships when it’s all work and no play?