AOMF's national survey, conducted by Harris Interactive(R), polled 2,493 U.S. adults aged 18 or older, regarding their attitudes toward weight loss and healthy living. Results show:
-- Efforts to lose and maintain healthy weight might be stalling. In
the four years, the number of Americans trying to lose weight has
declined by 14 points (from 73 percent in 2003 to 59 percent today).
Another quarter (24 percent) of Americans are trying to maintain their
-- Americans need social support networks that encourage and promote
healthy eating and exercise habits. Three-quarters (74 percent) of
Americans agree that it is important to have a supportive network of
family and friends when trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy
weight. Nearly six in ten (57 percent) adults agree it is important
to have a community that supports and encourages healthy eating and
-- Sustaining and reinforcing social networks is key to helping Americans
reach weight loss or healthy weight goals. Only four in ten
(40 percent) adults say that all or most of their immediate family
members encourage them to eat healthy and nutritious foods or eat
healthy and nutritious food themselves on a regular basis (38 percent).
Only three in ten adults say that all or most of their immediate family
members encourage them to be physically fit (36 percent) and exercise
or do physical activity themselves on a regular basis (27 percent).
Similarly, fewer than two
|SOURCE America On the Move Foundation|
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