Tuesday, April 10, 2007

NEU Health Survey Results

Here are the questions and results from my health survey:

1. How many times a week do you go to the gym?

2. For how long do you work out?

3. How would you rate your level of fitness on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the best)?

4. How long is the cardio portion of your workout?

5. Do you lift weights? How often?

6. Is it harder to workout during the winter months? Are you less motivated or does the cold weather stop you from going to the Marino Center? Why or why not?

7. Are you happy with your physical appearance? Do you think your body reflects your level of health?

8. Do you consider yourself to be in shape?

Four out of five students said they think they are in shape, but aren't completely satisfied with their physical appearance. The majority of students said they workout about three times a week, four or five times a week being above average. Most peoples' workout routines combined cardio and lifting weights. Average workout times ranged from thirty minutes to an hour and a half. Cardio was a dominating component in peoples' routines, but lifting weights was combined in some way.

Students said it is easier to be lazy in the winter because you don't have to worry about how you look in a bathing suit. We wear alot of clothes in the winter, especially here in Boston where it's cold! Others mentioned the location of the Marino Center as a determining factor in their gym habits or lack their of. Location and weather combined have a great influence in how often we force ourselves to walk to the gym. A ten minute walk in 20 degree weather isn't very appealing, but you just have to suck it up. We're only young once and so we might as well take advantage of being healthy and having alot of energy.

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