Americans View Health as Success Symbol

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA on Apr 29, 2008

Mind-Body-Spirit News

Seventy-two percent of Americans believe that being physically healthy is a major symbol of personal success, according to a survey conducted by Opinion Research Corporation that looked at American attitudes concerning their health and self-esteem. Ninety-one percent of survey respondents prefer to be talked about as someone who is “healthy” rather than someone who is “wealthy.” Seventy-one percent of Americans would like to be described as someone who “looks really healthy” rather than someone who looks “put together or well-dressed.”

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA

Shirley Archer, JD, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Shirley Archer, JD, MA, was the 2008 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year and is IDEA's mind-body-spirit spokesperson. She is a certified yoga and Pilates teacher and an award-winning author based in L...