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 …