Health and Wellness Trends Among the Gen Y and millennial Generation
Health and wellness have been the buzzword among young professionals ever since the birth of the first Health and Wellness Trend Survey in 2021. This survey clearly demonstrates that Gen Y is concerned about their long term fitness and more so than any other previous generation. With an aging Baby Boomer population suffering the largest number of health-related problems, it is clear that a focus on wellness and prevention is essential for future success. As a result, health and wellness trends for Gen Y continue to grow at a rapid pace.
First Trend: A drop in Spending on “Exercise” or Gym
One of the most noticeable trends is a drop in spending on “exercise” or gym memberships. While many associate fitness with a certain type of activity such as running, biking, etc., Gen Y is now looking for ways to be healthier and more active. In fact, they spend less time at the gym than any other generation – statistically speaking, at least. The reason for this is simple: while the Boomers want to remain physically fit and healthy, they don’t necessarily want to spend a lot of money doing it. While fitness clubs and the media have played a large part in the decline of gym membership, there are some other smaller changes that Gen Y can make to improve their health and wellness.
Second Trend: A Decreasing in Smoking
One trend we can see amongst Gen Y’s is a decrease in smoking. While this is true across all age groups, it is particularly noticeable in this group. Surprisingly, the number of adults who smoke has dropped from fifty-nine percent to forty-three percent between the ages of eighteen and twenty-four. However, when it comes to the youth, this number increases to fifty-two percent. Surprisingly, it is not the …