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HEALTH & FITNESS : HAIL THE HALE : Poll Shows County Population Is Unusually Focused on Health

June 22, 1989|DANA PARSONS | Times Staff Writer

Men Women 18-34 35-54 55+ A lot 43% 61% 47% 52% 62% Some 36 31 37 36 23 A little 14 5 12 6 8 None 7 3 4 6 7

Total A lot: 52% Some: 34% A little: 9% None: 5% How much attention do you pay to exercise and fitness?

Men Women 18-34 35-54 55+ A lot % 41% 29% 42% 29% 32% Some 34 40 36 41 33 A little 18 22 16 22 22 None 7 9 6 8 13

Total A lot: 35% Some: 37% A little: 20% None: 8% OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

How often do you do each of these outdoor activities?

Hardly Often Sometimes Ever Never Swimming 20% 38% 14% 28% Bicycling 15 27 18 40 Hiking 13 28 14 45 Team Sports 14 23 11 52 Sailing, Boating 8 20 15 57 Tennis 5 13 13 69 Golf 8 13 9 70 Ocean Sports, Surfing 7 9 6 78

EXERCISE WORKOUTS

How many days a week do you exercise for physical fitness?

Total Men Women 18-34 35-54 55+ Daily 21% 23% 18% 19% 17% 30% Several 53 54 53 61 52 40 Once 13 11 14 11 15 11 Never 13 12 15 9 16 19

Which of these activities are part of your regular exercise workout?

(of those who workout)

Total Men Women 18-34 35-54 55+ Calisthenics 65% 67% 64% 75% 68% 41% Bicycling 49 51 47 53 53 36 Weights 46 56 36 61 40 24 Walking 43 29 58 32 47 60 Aerobics 39 23 56 46 42 17 Jogging 39 45 32 46 43 18 Racquet sports 30 40 19 43 28 7 Lap swimming 30 33 28 36 32 19

REGULAR DAILY FOODS

How much of a part of your regular diet are the following foods?

Very A Not at Much Somewhat Little All Fresh Produce 69% 23% 7% 1% Fish/Chicken 61 30 6 3 Whole Grains 48 35 12 5 Vitamins 34 18 15 33 Caffeine 31 25 19 25 Red Meat 10 27 46 17 Sweets 5 14 40 41

DIETING

How would you describe your weight?

Men Women 18-34 35-54 55+ Overweight 38% 45% 32% 48% 53% Ideal Weight 55 50 60 48 42 Underweight 7 5 8 4 5

Total Overweight: 42% Ideal Weight: 52% Underweight: 6% Are you currently dieting or counting calories to lose weight?

Total Men Women 18-34 35-54 55+ Yes 31% 20% 43% 24% 36% 39% No 69 80 57 76 64 61

Are you going to a private clinic or group to help you lose weight?

(of those who are dieting)

ANNUAL INCOME Less Than $20,000 $40,000 Total $20,000 39,000 59,000 $60,000+ Yes 16% 11% 13% 14% 24% No 84 89 87 86 76

OVERALL HEALTH

Overall, how would you rate your health?

Men Women 18-34 35-54 55+ Excellent 41% 32% 37% 38% 33% Good 50 56 53 53 54 Fair 7 10 9 7 11 Poor 2 2 1 2 2

Total Excellent: 36% Good: 53% Fair: 9% Poor: 2% Do you have an annual physical exam?

Total Men Women 18-34 35-54 55+ Yes 62% 51% 73% 59% 57% 76% No 38 49 27 41 43 24

WHERE DO YOU FIT IN?

To find out if you are the recommended weight for your height, consult the following guide. The weight is in pounds with clothes on, the height is with shoes (1-inch heels).

MALE Small Medium Large Height Frame Frame Frame 4 feet, 10 inches -- -- -- 4 feet, 11 inches -- -- -- 5 feet -- -- -- 5 feet, 1 inch -- -- -- 5 feet, 2 inches 112-120 118-129 126-141 5 feet, 3 inches 115-123 121-133 129-144 5 feet, 4 inches 118-126 124-136 132-148 5 feet, 5 inches 121-129 127-139 135-152 5 feet, 6 inches 124-133 130-143 138-156 5 feet, 7 inches 128-137 134-147 142-161 5 feet, 8 inches 132-141 138-152 147-166 5 feet, 9 inches 136-145 142-156 151-170 5 feet, 10 inches 140-150 146-160 155-174 5 feet, 11 inches 144-154 150-165 159-179 6 feet 148-158 154-170 164-184 6 feet, 1 inch 152-162 158-175 168-189 6 feet, 2 inches 156-167 162-180 173-194 6 feet, 3 inches 160-171 167-185 178-199 6 feet, 4 inches 164-175 172-190 182-204

FEMALE Small Medium Large Height Frame Frame Frame 4 feet, 10 inches 92-98 96-107 104-119 4 feet, 11 inches 94-101 98-110 106-122 5 feet 96-104 101-113 109-125 5 feet, 1 inch 99-107 104-116 112-128 5 feet, 2 inches 102-110 107-119 115-131 5 feet, 3 inches 105-113 110-122 118-134 5 feet, 4 inches 108-116 113-126 121-138 5 feet, 5 inches 111-119 116-130 125-142 5 feet, 6 inches 114-123 120-135 129-146 5 feet, 7 inches 118-127 124-139 133-150 5 feet, 8 inches 122-131 128-143 137-154 5 feet, 9 inches 126-135 132-147 141-158 5 feet, 10 inches 130-140 136-151 145-163 5 feet, 11 inches 134-144 140-155 149-168 6 feet 138-148 144-159 153-173 6 feet, 1 inch -- -- -- 6 feet, 2 inches -- -- -- 6 feet, 3 inches -- -- --

\o7 Source: Metropolitan Life Insurance Company \f7

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