Most people think California is populated with health freaks, but according to a new survey, that's not the case. A survey conducted by DrugGenius.com, asked 3,222 people about their eating habits, including how many years of their life they would give up to continue eating fast food. The national average was 4 years, but in California the average was 5 years.
The survey also revealed:
- 51% of Californians admit that they ignore frequent studies that warn of the health risks of eating too much fast-food.
- 1 in 5 believe a burrito has the greatest health benefits.
- 60% would rather give up alcohol than fast food.
- The average person said the last time they did any type of aerobic exercise was 3 months ago.
When looking at rest of the United States, the places in which people were willing to forgo the greatest number of years to keep eating unhealthy food were Hawaii, Montana, and North Dakota. People in these states would give up a whopping 12 years of their life to maintain this kind of diet. Comparatively, these figures were lowest in Alaska, Colorado, Maine, and Mississippi, where the average person would forgo 'just' 2 years of their life to keep making these dietary choices.