Survey: Americans would choose money over weight loss

73% would rather have 15% more in 401k than lose 15 lbs.

WARE, Mass. (WWLP) – A survey conducted by money management firm Charles Schwab hopes to prove that most of us favor wealth over better health. Schwab found that 73% of people would rather have their 401k plans grow by 15%, rather than reducing their weight by 15 pounds.

We do not know the age of those who were surveyed, but people at the Ware Senior Center told 22News that to them, nothing is more important than staying healthy.

“If you don’t have health, you can’t accumulate money or a good job,” 85 year-old Helen McCarthy said.

“I take the health over money absolutely,” 56 tear-old volunteer Victor Tourville said. “My health is more important than money.”

Schwab’s survey found that 68% of those questioned believe that making the best investment choices is more important than staying in shape.

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