Eight out of ten people under the age of 35 would like to exercise more if they had the time to do so in their stressful everyday life. This is shown by the study “Zukunft Gesundheit 2022” by vivida bkk and the “Die Gesundarbeiter” foundation. 1022 German citizens between the ages of 14 and 34 were surveyed.
A toned body and fitness are very important to young adults. 85 percent of 14 to 34-year-olds stated that they train primarily to be physically fit. Six out of ten people in this age group want to build muscle to look better. Significantly more men (69 percent) than women (57 percent) value a muscular body. “For many young people, aesthetic reasons play the most important role in training. A good figure strengthens their self-confidence,” says Sina Knöpfle, health expert at vivida bkk.
But strength training, whether in the gym or at home, does even more. Knöpfle: “Back pain caused by tension can be specifically prevented with strength training. In addition, trained muscles support the body and protect the joints.”