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Do you know what the truly chic folks talk about during a recession?
Fortunately for you, I'm here to help: they are talking about fitness.
What? You thought you would ace a job interview by saying you've become addicted to Food Network? You really believe friends want to hear you whine about your Madoff losses, bemoan a vanished 401(k), worry about job loss, rising taxes and an unexpected plumbing bill?
Rodale Inc.- parent of Men's Health, Prevention, Women's Health etc - released a study showing that in these in tough economic times, people are turning to health and fitness to relieve stress and to stay focused, energized and optimistic.
A whopping 84 percent believe there is no better time to invest in their own health than now - and 79 percent agree that life's obstacles become more doable after exercising.
So get off the couch, potato! And the next time someone asks how you're spending time in the recession, just show them those newly sculpted pecs. They'll believe you're ready to take on the world.