Women value drinking enough water above sex

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  • Survey asked them to prioritise behaviours related to their health

    When it comes to health, drinking the recommended daily amount of water is more important to women than having enough sex, according to a new survey in the U.S.

    When asked to prioritise behaviours related to their overall health and well-being, women ranked drinking enough water fifth and sex seventh on the list. More than 1,000 women participated in the Women’s Wellness Survey, which polled their opinions on healthy living, eating, and exercise.

    Respondents ranked the following behaviours in terms of importance to overall health and well-being. Their priorities may surprise you:
    Getting enough sleep
    Keeping stress levels low
    Finding time to relax
    Eating healthfully
    Drinking the recommended amount of water
    Finding time to exercise
    Having enough sex

    Other key findings include: women would rather be thought of as healthy than trendy, wealthy, powerful, beautiful, sexy, or successful. Only being seen as intelligent beats healthy.

    The majority of women say they look younger (69%) and feel younger (58%) than they are. Nearly three-quarters (74%) pay more attention to their health and wellness today than they did five years ago. Forty-two percent agree that healthier people are more successful.

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