We don’t buy into myths about being perfect.
of Americans surveyed think society’s body image expectations are unrealistic.
would rather be viewed as smart than sexy.
would rather be seen as physically strong than thin.
agree that you can be healthy while dealing with a
would rather be viewed as positive, and as
mentally sharp, than thin.
strongly believe mental health is as vital as
of Americans surveyed fear a loved one could get cancer, and fear getting it themselves.
worry a loved one could develop heart disease, and
worry about getting it themselves.
fear a loved one could develop Alzheimer’s or dementia, and fear getting it themselves.
We do worry about getting ill.
of Americans surveyed are not eating 5+ servings
of veggies per day.
are not getting a good night's sleep.
are not drinking 8 glasses of water a day.
are not getting an annual physical or checkup.
We’re not taking steps to improve our health.
of Americans surveyed wrongly see exercise as more important than diet.
wrongly believe you can eat whatever you like if you work out 1 hour each day.
want help figuring out the best methods for improving their health.
We’re confused and looking for guidance.
believe there’s too much conflicting information out there.
© 2018 Cleveland Clinic
Source: A joint online survey by Cleveland Clinic and Parade of 1,010 Americans, 18 years of age and older, living in the continental United States, completed between July 13 and 20, 2018. The margin of error for the total sample at the 95% confidence level is +/- 3 percentage points.