80% of the 1,005 people surveyed say that they eat a healthy diet, and 18% believe they eat a very healthy one. Indeed, 44% of the French link their meals with a health goal.
Eating well is a source of pleasure, and means reasoned, diversified and balanced meals for 78% of the French. All age groups think so, but less so for the youngest. 29% of 25-34 year-olds prefer eating without balance or quantity constraints.
Only 20% of the French say they are not sporty at all. In detail, four in ten say they are sporty, and 5% see themselves as very sporty, where they younger ones are more represented. All in all, a quarter of the population believe they have sufficient physical activity, a proportion which reaches 42% in those aged 65 and above.
For the French, exercising keeps one fit and trim (both physically and mentally) above all. On average, they devote 2 hours and 40 minutes each week to physical activity, a figure which includes those who abstain completely. To find out more about how the French exercise, check the relevant article on The Inside Scoop.
For over half of the people surveyed, the meal break is directly related to the idea of pleasure. In fact, almost all of them make pleasure-related goals a priority when it comes to eating: well-being, conviviality, relaxing... They also think about being and remaining in good health, especially men (41% vs. 30% of women) and those over 65 (46%).