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Health and Fitness Survey: The Results

Fitness
posted: 03/28/2001

And now, the final and complete results of SKIING's 2001 Health and Fitness Survey:

If no one's looking, do you still wipe down the StairMaster (or treadmill, or bench-press machine ...) after you've sweat all over it?
-Yes 69.5%
-No 30.5%

Describe your typical ski day lunch:
-Sandwich or other brown-bag goodie that you brought from home 35.5%
-Burger and fries or chili or other cafeteria lunch 35.2%
-Energy bar or other portable snack on the chairlift 14.2%
-Pizza 0.8%
-Some kind of salad 0.5%
-Usually a combination of all of the above, including snack bars, energy bars, PB&Js, and a piece of pizza 0.5%
-Other 13.2%

Do you stretch before skiing?
-Yes 71.5%
-No 28.5%

How many days a week do you exercise to get or stay in shape for skiing?
-3-4 days 48.4%
-5-6 days 25.7%
-1-2 days 16.8%
-Zero 5.4%
-7 days 3.8%

Describe your current level of fitness:
-I can ski a full day and still walk without a limp the next day 78.3%
-The gym has asked me to teach the Tae-Bo class 10.3%
-My ski pants just barely fit 8.2%
-The U.S. Ski Team is holding a spot for me 3.3%
-Total couch potato (in fact skiing sounds a lot like work...) 0.0%

Which exercise would you rather do?
-Squats 27.5%
-Situps 27.5%
-Lunges 15.8%
-12-ounce curls 9.0%
-Run 1.4%
-Running 1.4%
-Bench press 1.1%
-Biking 0.5%
-Mountain biking 0.5%
-Racquetball, stair climber, weights 0.5%
-Road and mountain bike a combined 7000 miles in summer 0.5%
-Stairmaster 0.5%
-Other 13.6%

When you're on a ski trip, do you usually indulge in a professional massage (the legal kind, that is)?
-No 89.7%
-Yes 10.3%

At the end of the ski day, what's your drink of choice?
-Water 37.6%
-Beer 34.9%
-Sports drink (Gatorade, PowerAde...) 12.4%
-Margarita 4.1%
-Coffee 0.8%
-Wine 0.8%
-Coke 0.5%
-Hot chocolate 0.5%
-Water, beer and/or soft drink, depending on the day. 0.5%
-Other 7.8%

When you're skiing do you use sunscreen?
-Most of the time 37.9%
-Rarely 30.8%
-Yes, all the time (even if it's a whiteout blizzard) 21.3%
-Never (I'm all about bronze) 10.1%

Have you ever injured your knee while skiing?
-No 73.7%
-Yes 26.3%

What's the #1 reason you stop skiing and head into the lodge?
-You're tired 26.9%
-You're hungry 17.1%
-You're cold 15.5%
-You're thirsty 11.7%
-The lifts close 10.0%
-You have to go to the bathroom 2.3%
-Darkness 0.5%
-The people I'm with want a break 0.5%
-Other 15.5%

Do you ski with a helmet?
-No 79.0%
-Yes 21.0%

On sunny days, what's your eyewear of choice?
-Goggles 58.5%
-Sunglasses 40.2%
-Neither 1.3%

Gender:
-Male 78.9%
-Female 21.1%

Age:
-25-34 25.1%
-18-24 22.1%
-35-44 22.1%
-45-54 17.3%
-12-17 9.4%
-55 or older 4.0%


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