Despite America’s worsening obesity problem, the reality is that the members of the younger generation are actually more health-conscious than their predecessors. In fact, one of the most misunderstood generations, the Millennials have actually been found to be very health-conscious – and this has affected everything from the way the food industry advertises their products, to the sale of sports and exercise equipment. Making healthy diet and lifestyle choices is part and parcel of being a Millennial. This may sound like a bold claim, but it is one that is backed up by actual scientific data. According to research from the Halo Group, 5 percent of adults born after 1978 consult either a nutritionist, dietician (58%), family or friends (57%) or a personal trainer (54%) about about their food choices. Furthermore, data trends from Google show that over 3.9 million video views come from health and wellness related videos from turmeric and apple cider vinegar to avocado oil.
If you feel challenged by this data, then you should get started on your health and wellness journey as soon as possible. Start with a good diet plan for your new active and healthy lifestyle.
“We should all aim to eat a healthy, varied diet based on the principles of the Eatwell Guide, which matches our energy needs. This advice still applies when taking part in regular physical activity, such as going to the gym, swimming, running, cycling or team sports.”
Via British Nutrition Foundation