Many Americans consider being in shape and looking good to be an important goal, at least according to a recent survey. ReportLinker, a technology company specializing in market research, asked Americans how they perceive their personal fitness level and which exercises they prefer when trying to stay in shape. Of the respondents, 77% said being in shape and looking good were very important to them.
The survey also provides some insight into which exercises people are most likely to engage in. Joining a fitness center ranked highest, at 40%, but basketball and swimming followed close behind, with each mentioned by 35% of respondents. Jogging and yoga came next, at 34% and 21% respectively.
Findings revealed information about the behaviors of recreational swimmers as well. Having an exercise companion was considered motivating for 38% of swimmers. Smartphones are also becoming an increasingly popular fitness tool, with 46% of swimmers saying they use an app to track progress in the pool.
This article first appeared on the website of MFE sister brand Pool and Spa News.