Even though watching what you eat is likely more important than exercise, because you an easily out eat your workout, according to a new survey, more people are going to the gym than eating healthy. In fact, while 57 percent of Americans say they exercise daily or frequently, only 46 percent eat healthy foods on a daily or frequent basis. What’s more, 24 percent say they exercise every day, but only nine percent eat healthy every day.
And it’s not like we are even enjoying the gym. Only six percent of people say they exercise for the “enjoyment of the experience,” while most people, 49 percent, say they do it for general health/well-being, with 21 percent exercising to improve their appearance and 13 percent for longevity. Overall, it’s Millennials who are working out most for their appearance (28%), as compared to 17 percent of Gen Xers and five percent of baby boomers.