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LIVESTRONG.COM Survey Reveals 86 Percent of Americans Attempt Changes to Improve Their Health but Less Than Half are Successful
Date:6/16/2008

Additionally, women (91%) more so than men (82%) think about making changes, yet females are more impacted by the top roadblocks than males. Also, adults with higher income and education levels are more likely to indicate "lack of time" as a factor, while those with lower income levels are more likely to cite a "lacks of tools/resources" as a key barrier to making lifestyle-related changes.

"It's all about consistency. We all know that thinking about making a change is different from actually going out and doing something about it. Whether someone is thinking about losing weight, eating healthy, running a marathon or just incorporating regular exercise in their day-to-day life, it takes commitment and daily determination to successfully effect positive change," said Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) founder and chairman, LIVESTRONG.COM advisory board chairman Lance Armstrong.

LIVESTRONG.COM launched today with 15,000 professional articles and videos, more than 350,000 nutritional food profiles and 50,000 health and fitness-related questions and answers. The new online destination is designed to inspire people to change their lives, help themselves and help others by offering online tools and relevant content from both experts and the community. The company's goal is to encourage individuals to have a daily conversation about their health, fitness and lifestyle by providing information support and its healthy-minded community.

LIVESTRONG.COM commissioned a study to delve deeper into Americans' attitudes about health and to determine how concerned they are about specific health factors (e.g. weight, appearance, etc.) and how successful they are at making lifestyle related changes.

To view highlights of this survey, visit: http://www.livestrong.com/survey

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Harris Interactive(R) fielded the study on behalf of LIVESTRONG.COM from April 10-14, 2008, via its Qu
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