Survey: Americans Lead Planet in Working Out [Poll]
Maybe there’s something to the typical New Year’s resolution to work out thing. I have never been big on "working out" I mean I run a LOT but to me, running and working out can be two different things! According to a survey of 8,000 people in eight countries, 72 percent have fitness goals.
Accomplishing them, though, seems to be tougher than running the fastest speed on the treadmill at the steepest incline. Only 29 percent say they do on most occasions, while 5% never do.
While it may seem the obesity crisis has enveloped the U.S. like fat around around arteries, Americans say they do work out.
In fact, the United States leads the world by working out 135 days each year.
While that appears well ahead of the global average of 112 days, a look at our expanding waistlines, though, would indicate that we reward ourselves after each workout with a double bacon cheeseburger, a two-liter bottle of Dr Pepper and an extra-large side of denial.
The biggest reason people feel the need to exercise? Among women (41 percent) it's losing weight, while only 28 percent of men cite that.
Also, about 33 percent of women are also concerned with how they look in clothes, about double the 16 percent of men who say the same.
I like the idea of adjusting my fitness, but I'll probably stick with the people who eat fast food. I'll keep running though, just none of that push ups, sit ups, or other garbage.