Survey: Mental Health Takes Over Weight Loss as #1 New Year’s Resolution

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Minneapolis, MN—Healthy lifestyle brand Life Time released the results of their Lifestyle survey, according to a press release, which polled more than 1,300 participants on health- and fitness-related topics and found that, for the first time in years, New Year’s resolutions have turned away from losing weight and towards mental health.

57% of respondents, specifically, noted a desire to improve overall well-being and mental health, the release said, as opposed to 46% who wanted to lose weight and eat better. Preferred methods of accomplishing this were family time, exercise and yoga.

Life Time reported that 50% of respondents said work caused them the most stress, 35% said family, 30% said finances and 22% said the political climate. Cardio, group fitness, and yoga were the preferred methods of stress release.

Regarding physical health, the press release revealed that 76% of respondents felt regular exercise makes them feel healthiest, with 48% of respondents saying that healthy food made them feel healthy. 94% felt that a person should workout three or more times a week to be healthy.

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