Survey: Millennials too busy to think about health

Online poll included 419 participants between 18 to 35 years old

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GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The nationwide online survey about health was conducted by Harris Poll. It involved about 2,100 U.S. adults aged 18 and older. This included 419 millennials, people between the ages of 18 and 35.

About 66 percent of millennials surveyed said they would take better care of themselves if they had more time. This majority also spent significantly more time sitting than they do exercising. On average, they said they spend almost three hours sitting at work and about three hours watching television.

Young people 22News spoke with were not all that surprised to hear these survey results. “Not a lot of people like to go outside anymore,” Zach Smith of Ware said. “Most people just don’t stay active and they don’t go out in the sun and stuff like that.”

The survey also showed about 63 percent of millennials prefer getting their health information from a professional rather than through social media. And more than half said social media is harmful to their health.

88 percent also said they believe planning for end-of-life care is important, but did not know where to start.

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