Monday, August 01, 2005
Only 3 Percent of Americans Follow Basic Health Advice
Only 3 percent of Americans follow health advice to keep the weight off, exercise regularly, eat five or more servings of fruit and vegetables a day and avoid smoking, according to a report.
And only 3 percent met all four goals, Reeves found. He checked other studies to be sure he was right, and then did an informal poll of people he knew.
“They all kind of roll their eyes and go, 'Nobody does that,'" Reeves said. “This is the problem -- the social or cultural norm is not to do that, and it seems like an acceptable situation."