Survey: Young People Have Growing Pursuit for Healthy Preserving Methods

December 27, 2017
By Du Yuanchun and Wang HanEditor: Rong Chen

Chinese youngsters nowadays are increasingly interested in maintaining their health in order to keep up with their fast-paced lifestyles, according to the latest report.

China Youth Daily Social Research Center recently conducted a poll among 1,979 respondents from the generation born in the 90s. Of those, 31 percent are living in the nation's first-tier cities such as Beijing and Shanghai, 21 percent in second-tier cities, and others in villages or towns across the nation.

Nearly 80 percent of respondents say they pay close attention to health and fitness knowledge.

For example, some 79.4 percent feel anxious about hair loss, among whom 23 percent believe they suffer badly from the condition.

Moreover, respondents say they regularly stay up late while using water sprays to keep their skin moist. They also put healthy herbs like wolfberry into drinks, and keep a healthy diet.

Wang Jia, an undergraduate in Beijing, follows traditional Chinese medicine methods along with a strict schedule consisting of timed rest and study.

Similarly, one 27-year-old employee occasionally chooses acupuncture to help him relax. He also recommends drinking plenty of water throughout the day.

As for the reasons why they carry out their daily rituals, a majority of respondents believe huge work pressure is the main cause. They also mention the motivation of improving their life quality and preventing a mid-life crisis.

In particular, current life pressures facing respondents include "salaries short of their expectations", mortgages, doubts in finding a spouse, and career development.

A harmonious interpersonal relationship is conducive to nurturing positive emotions, said Shu Man, a member of the Working Committee on Youth of China Psychological Society.

Shu also suggested people turn to entertainment activities, attend outdoor events, and set reasonable goals based on their accurate self-evaluations. Pressure is a subjective feeling which demands positive attitudes to deal with, she explained.

(Source: China Youth Daily/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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