Over half of Americans (54%) say they’re usually trying to lose weight
Extensive research into weight loss often concludes that diet plays more of an active role in losing weight than exercise. And if given a choice between eating better or working out to lose weight, a new YouGov poll reveals that slightly more Americans prefer to change and/or reduce what they eat (46%) than exercise more (44%).
Data from YouGov Profiles uncovers conflicting attitudes towards health and fitness. While over half of Americans (56%) consider themselves healthy eaters, a third (34%) say they’re not and about the same number say they don’t exercise at least once a week (33%). Weight loss is a heavy thought on many minds though. Over half report that they are usually trying to lose weight (54%) and nearly the same amount (58%) admit they don’t look after their health as much as they should.
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