Gen Y’s are a Healthy Lot

18 January 2011

 

  

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THEY have been criticised for being over-confident, under-motivated, technology-addicted, fake-tanned, frivolous and obsessed with fame.

But Generation Y is growing up.

Debunking myths about laziness and vanity, a new study of 1000 gen-Yers’ body image and well-being has found that the nation’s young adults have smartened up to healthy habits.

The survey was commissioned by Clearasil to coincide with the launch of their Secrets of Looking Awesome website. More than half of those surveyed identified exercise as the key to beauty and a healthy body.

And 35 per cent of respondents recognised the importance of healthy eating.

The survey’s findings were reinforced on the Esplanade yesterday.

“I play tennis with my friends and I try to eat a healthy diet all the time,” Daniela Reif, 19, said at the Lagoon.

“When you’re fit, you look better and then of course you start to feel better.”

The age bracket, which accounts for people aged about 17-30, identified Olympic swimmer Stephanie Rice as a person who represents “looking and feeling awesome.”

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

© The Cairns Post

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