Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Are You As Unbalanced as Everyone Else?

Do you think you live a balanced life? Check out this snapshot of our daily lives to see where you fit in:

Snoozing fibs: It appears full-time working American women claim to sleep less than they actually do. When responding to a 2007 National Sleep Foundation poll, women said they clocked about six hours of sleep in an average weeknight. But that snooze time may actually be closer to eight hours on average when figuring in weekend sleep time, says an American Time Use Survey. In a Forbes story, Cali Williams Yost, owner of Work + Life Fit Inc., says the discrepancy can be chalked up to female competiveness. “Like taking all of your vacation, for some reason, wanting and getting sleep symbolizes a less than 100 percent commitment not only to your job but your family,” she says.

Rock on: In the last year, 36 percent of baby boomers have gone to a professional sporting event, while 22 percent have attended live theater, says a Scarborough study. Some 14 percent have visited an art museum while 12 percent have gone to a rock concert.

Their own worst enemies: Some 42 percent of women in a survey commissioned by Real Simple say they do not have enough free time, but admit much of their problem (check out the rest here)

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