South Dakota Wellness Challenges:
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Thirty-five percent of South Dakotans report having a "very" or "somewhat" high stress level, versus 40 percent of Americans, according to the Amway Global Wellness Index. Fifty-four percent of
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The Economy, Election and Wellness
Forty-two percent of Americans, versus 39 percent of South Dakotans, report that the economy is having a negative impact on their wellness choices. For the nation, current economic conditions also are negatively affecting the wellness of 51 percent of non-working parents, versus 43 percent of working parents. And, when it comes to the battle of the sexes, the health of women is affected more by the economy (44 percent) than men (40 percent). Overall, 25 percent of South Dakotans and 33 percent of Americans claim that the candidates' positions on personal wellness will influence how they vote this election.
About the Amway Global Wellness Index
The Amway Global Wellness Index is a national survey of 15,035 American adults ages 18 and older to uncover American views toward the concept of wellness and individual, family and community wellness. Commissioned by Amway Global, the study has an estimated margin of error of +/-0.8 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level. For more information and state-specific statistics, go to http://www.inspirewellness.com.
About Amway Global
Amway Global offers the opportunity for people to have a business of their own based on retailing products and sharing the opportunity with others who will do the same. Amway Global supports Independent Business Owners (IBOs) with a proven compensation plan, portfolios of quality products in health, beauty and other consumer categories, plus the merchandising materials, training and education they need to be successful. IBOs also are supported by communities of those who have already built successful businesses. Amway Global has been ranked the No. 1 online health and beauty retailer based on sales, and 26th among all e-commerce sites, according to Internet Retailer magazine, based on 2007 sales. Based in
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