Your diet is 90 percent kale and you start every day with a sunrise sweat session (#riseandgrind). You stretch, you meditate, and everything you slather on your body is of the all-natural variety. You’re essentially a #nofilter picture of health.
But according to a new study by the Mayo Clinic, fewer than 3 percent of Americans are actually leading a definitively healthy lifestyle. What?!
All that matcha isn’t for naught, though. The study had four criteria for the designation of “healthy lifestyle,” The Atlantic reports:
+exercise (moderate to vigorous exercise for at least 150 minutes per week)
+diet (a score in the top 40 percent on the Healthy Eating Index)
+body fat percentage (under 30 percent for women)
+smoking habits (no smoking!)
Some qualifications were easily met: 71.5 percent of adults were non-smokers, 46.5 percent got enough exercise, and 37.9 percent have healthy diets. But only 9.6 percent were found to have normal body-fat percentages, and only 2.7 percent of people met all four requirements.
Hey, we all have weak spots, whether it’s going hard on that pint of [vegan] Ben & Jerry’s lurking in the freezer, or throwing back an Olivia Pope-sized glass (or three) of pinot as a post-boot camp tradition. But when it comes to diet, where do you stack up?