How Competitive Are You? Exclusive Survey From Yahoo! Shine & Fitness Magazine Explores The Competitive Habits Of Men …


A majority (80%) of adults admit to being competitive with 43% claiming to be extremely or very competitive according to a new survey from Fitness Magazine[1] and Yahoo! Shine[2]. The exclusive survey asked 1,000 women and men to examine their competitive nature. The survey found adults compete about their intelligence (51%), work (45%) and hobbies (44%).

The results appear in the July/August issue of Fitness[3], on stands June 26, and online at Yahoo! Shine[4], the leading site for womens lifestyle content.

Highlights from the findings are below.

  • Fierce Competition Men& women are most likely to compete with:
  • What are you most competitive about? The survey found that adults compete most about:
    • Intelligence 51%
    • Work 45%
    • Hobbies 44%

      While both men and women are most competitive about their intelligence, women are significantly more competitive over intelligence (53%) than men (44%). Women are also more competitive about athletic ability than men (42% vs. 39%) as well as about work (34% vs. 33%) and money (27% vs. 26%).

  • Competing at the gym Over two-thirds (64%) of men and women are likely to compare their performance with the person next to them at the gym. Young men and women, 18-34, are even more likely (70%) to compare their gym performance with others.
  • Giving credit, where credit is due Women are three times less likely than men to take credit for a colleagues work. Only 4% of women said they would accept full credit for the job and 89% said they would give a co-worker some or full credit.
  • Would you compete with a friend for a job? While 90% of adults would compete with a best friend over a job, men are more aggressive than women, with 20% of men vs. 12% of women admitting they would lobby nonstop for the job. However, women are more likely than men (79% vs. 69%) to pursue the job in a low key way.
  • Fighting for love Nearly 40% of adults have competed over a potential romantic partner at some point. More than half of men (nearly 53%) admit to having competed over a potential partner

Watch Fitness Executive Editor Pam OBrien discussing this survey on The Shine on Yahoo!: http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/why-women-competitive-232700588.html[5]

Full survey results available by request. Follow Yahoo! Shine on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/YahooShine[6] Follow Yahoo! Shine on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/yahooshine[7] Follow Fitness on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/FitnessMagazine[8] Follow Fitness on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/fitnessmag[9]

About the Survey:

Yahoo! partnered with Ipsos MediaCT to conduct the Yahoo! Shine relations survey in February 2012. We interviewed n=1,001 Americans ages 18 to 64 representative of the U.S. online population via an online quantitative survey.

About Fitness magazine

Launched in 1992, Fitness magazine is celebrating twenty years as a leading source for all the latest news on health, nutrition and exercise. Fitness motivates women to movefor fun, for health, for life. With workouts and diet plans that get results, plus inspiring beauty and health tips, Fitness empowers women to be fierce about reaching for and achieving body success, however they define it. Fitness is published 10 times a year by Meredith Corporation [NYSE: MDP], with a rate base of 1.5 million and an audience of 7.3 million readers. For more information, please visit www.fitnessmagazine.com[10].

About Yahoo!

Yahoo! is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. And Yahoo!s unique combination of Science + Art + Scale connects advertisers to the consumers who build their businesses. For more information, visit the pressroom (pressroom.yahoo.com[11]) or the companys blog, Yodel Anecdotal (yodel.yahoo.com[12]). Follow us @YahooInc[13]

Shine is the leading site for womens lifestyle content with more than 36 million visitors per month.


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    Fitness Tips? My fiance and i are getting married in August and although we are both very healthy and look after ourselves, we both want to look our best for the wedding. we usually go cycling but the weather is really awful at the moment and the local gym is rubbish. does anyone have any excersize tips that we can do at home? aside from the obvious of course *wink*

      • HealthNut
      • June 27, 2012

      Here is an at-home routine that you can do for a total body and great cardio workout. Hope you like it.

      RUN IN PLACE – kick heels up to buttocks



      BACK LEG LIFTS – keeping the hips forward lift your left leg back – it’s a small movement so don’t arch your back to lift very high – do one side for half the amount of time and then switch

      HEEL DIGS – press heel out in front of you and hop to switch feet

      SIDE LEG RAISES – standing lift your left leg out to the side and lead with the heel (don’t turn your toe up) and also don’t lean over sideways as you do this – half the time and then switch sides

      BURPEES – standing place hands on floor and jump feet back into pushup position and then jump feet back towards hands and stand up (that completes one burpee)

      PLIE SQUAT – stand with your feet wider than should length apart and your toes turned out at a 45 degree angle, squat down and using your inner thighs press yourself back up

      SPEED SKATER – leap to the right bring left leg slightly behind you and you reach towards the floor and then leap to the left bringing right leg slightly behind while reach towards the floor

      PUSHUPS – can do against a wall or on the floor on your toes or knees

      CROSS COUNTRY SKI – stand with legs together and jump up landing with right leg in front and left leg back then jump again switching feet in the air

      BICEP CURLS – curl with weights (or whatever else you can use such as soup cans, water bottles, resistance bands) be sure not to lock out the elbow and curl for the full range of motion

      DOWNHILL SKI – feet together jump to right and then the left and stay low in a little bit of a squat position

      TRICEP PUSHUP – lay on your left side with your left hand on your right side and place your right hand on the floor infront of you, now press yourself up with your right hand – half the time and then switch sides

      HIGH KNEES – run in place brining knees into the chest as much as you can

      BACK ROW – using weights hinge forward at the hips so you are slightly bent over and knees slightly bent, let the weights hang down with palms facing each other than pull the elbows up keeping them close to the body and bring the weights up as high as you can and then lower

      SQUAT THRUST – kinda like a burpee but when you come up jump

      SHOULDER RAISE – with weights stand with elbows out at shoulder height then press weights up over head and lower to shoulder height (don’t go below shoulder height)

      POWER JACKS – like a jumping jack but when your feet go wide go down into a squat and when jumping back with feet together do two hops

      LOWER ABS – laying stomach place your hands infront of you forming a triangle, lift your hips up so you are on your toes and elbows (don’t lift your hips too high though – you should be in a straight line and abs pulled up in towards your spine) alternate touching your knees to the floor, but don’t let them rest – they should just barley touch

      JUMP ROPE – real or pretend

      OBLIQUES – on your back with feet on the floor and hands behind the head crunch up and twist left elbow to right knee – half the amount of time and then switch sides

      SQUAT JUMPS – in a squat position jump up and land in squat position

      UPPER ABS – on your back with feet planted on floor lift your hips up and have hands behind head – keeping your hips up off the floor do a crunch

      QUICK FEET – standing with feet wide run in place as fast as you can (think football)

      FRONT LUNGES – lunge forward with the left foot, staying in this position lower yourself and then press back up – half the amount of time and then switch sides

      SQUAT W/ FRONT KICK – feet close together squat and come up and kick with the left then squat again and come up and kick the right and keep alternating

      STEP TOUCH – stay low with knees bent and step to the left bringing feet together and then step to the right, while doing so have your arms extending out to the sides with each step

      SHUFFLE W/ KNEE – shuffle three times to the left and on the third one lift your right knee and then shuffle three times to the right lifting your left knee on the third one

      MARCH – march in place to cool down

      do each move one after the other without a rest in-between and you’ll get an excellent interval workout – If you want a longer workout walk in place 3-5 minutes and then do the whole circuit again.

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    A Site To Share Health And Fitness Tips For Teens? Hello , im 15 and im 76kg witch is a bad weight for my age. Please help me and list me some websites with tips on excerciseing, healthy food and things like that thanks.

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