How lifestyles have changed over time, is often a topic of discussion when it comes to healthy living. ‘The Good Old Days’ are often spoken about as being a time when people were healthier and more active. Holland and Barrett have conducted some interesting research to find out how the lifestyles of people in their 20’s today, differs from the lifestyles of people who were in their 20’s during the 1970’s. I think some of these findings are very interesting indeed:
I think some things such as gym use increasing and less smoking and drinking is great, but a four fold drop in body confidence? That is so sad. Also the reduction in people ‘living in the moment’ and the emphasis on making a lot of money. I do love that the research is very holistic and looks at various aspects of health to build up this picture.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you think we are healthier than people were back in the 70’s?
*post in association with Holland and Barrett, all opinions are my own