The word Lifetime came from the German word lichten, which means “to last forever”. The idea was explored in English by the philosopher John Locke, in his Essay Concerning Human Understanding, published in 1690. The word was first introduced by Austrian psychologists Alfred Adler and Max Weber in their 1929 book, The Case of Miss R. The meaning of the term is “the basic characteristics, interests, attitudes, and behaviors of an individual, family, or society”.
The two main factors that define a LIFESTYLE are personality and culture. The study of these elements separately and collectively has led to over five hundred research papers on LIFESTYLE. The two research methods used to arrive at the general concepts of LIFESTYLE are personality tests, personality traits and behavior tests, LIFESTYLE styles, LIFESTYLE concepts, and LIFESTYLE perspectives. These concepts and perspectives evolved from research done on LIFESTYLED individuals, and from observing their LIFESTYLE behaviors.
The LIFESTYLE style is a type of mental and emotional state where individuals feel confident, stable, capable, and happy, but are not committed to any one thing or ideal. An active lifestyle is an integral part of the LIFESTYLE. People who live an active lifestyle are generally satisfied with their life, with what they have and with the people they are involved with. Individuals who live an active lifestyle are usually active participants, rather than passive recipients of life.
The LIFESTYLE attitude is influenced by the sociodemographic characteristics of the individuals. There is strong and consistent evidence that obesity and chronic illness tend to be worse among obese people, especially in the black community, compared with healthy weight status individuals. LIFESTYLE is also influenced by gender and culture. In particular, obese women tend to have less sociable activities and LIFESTYLE is significantly higher among women in the United States than in most other countries.
In addition, obesity and chronic illness tend to be worse in wealthier communities, suggesting that these factors may serve as protective factors against weight gain and obesity in socioeconomic groups. Socioeconomic status tends to play an important role in the LIFESTYLE body weight relationship. There is consistent evidence that poor dietary choices, greater body weight, and lower socioeconomic status are associated with increased rates of chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and osteoporosis. However, the association between socioeconomic status and LIFESTYLE may be due to differences in perceived body weight among these socioeconomic groups.
The LIFESTYLE study is a significant addition to the growing body of literature on obesity and its health effects. It is noteworthy that the LIFESTYLE study tracked obesity across multiple locations and ages (high school, middle school, college, and later) for a large sample size. It is also notable that the study controlled for multiple potential confounders of obesity and found only a single major environmental variable, namely obesity and socioeconomic status, to be important. This suggests that LIFESTYLE may be particularly effective in tracking obesity and helping to design preventative interventions for its patients. In addition to being able to examine obesity and its health effects across multiple locations and ages, the present study is also important for determining whether LIFESTYLE increases participants’ susceptibility to obesity and illness and for investigating whether changes in LIFESTYLE affect BMI, which has been shown to be associated with LIFESTYLE.