The Russell Athletic 1999 “In the Long Run” survey revealed that over sixty-percent of women over thirty regularly excise and take better care of their bodies than they did when they were younger. The women surveyed said they exercise “for the health of it” rather than for their appearance.
Seventy-one percent of the women surveyed said they prefer walking, twenty-five percent aerobics, and twenty-one percent cycling/spinning. Also, seventy-four percent of women prefer exercising outside rather than joining a gym.
The survey also found that eighty-percent of women get an physical examination annually.