Americans Less Healthy Than They Think

By Dan Mangan

Posted on 06/30/13 | News Source CNBC |

From beer to cronuts, Americans can't get enough if our national obesity problem is any indication. But a new study reveals many of us are in denial about our health—and are actually less healthy than we perceive.

In a study commissioned by Aetna, the insurance giant measured everything from how we rank our health compared with other generations—to why some of us exercise at all: To look good in our underwear.

"There is a disconnect," mused Keri Gans, about the study's participants. "It's surprising."


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