Millenials Prefer *This* to Drinking (And We Couldn't Be More Psyched)
Hitting the gym reigns superior to hitting the bar, according to a new study. Cheers to that!
Millenials-the most buzzed-about age group, arguably, since their parents' generation, the Baby Boomers-are making waves again in the news. (If you were born between 1980 and 1995, we're talking about you.) But this time, it's not because of their political passions (or lack thereof) or their purported sense of entitlement, as many previous reports have cited. Instead, a UK study found that that less than half of those in the 16-to-24 age group reported drinking in the last week. (Keep in mind the legal drinking age in the UK is 18; in the States, it's 21, of course.) The most common reason why, the Millenials cited, was their health-placing a precendent on eating well and exercising regularly. Pretty cool, right? (Did you know Millenials Have a Harder Time Losing Weight Than Previous Generations?)
What's more, when asked what kind of particular alcoholic beverage this group preferred, the most common answer happens to also be the healthiest drink out there-wine. (Rosé for days, right?! Summer is in sight...) A February 2015 report from non-profit group Wine Market Council found that more than half of the country's wine consumption could be attributed to those within the Millenial age group. They also found that 57 percent of wine is consumed by us ladies. Which, I mean, is pretty good, considering how heart-healthy we know it to be. (Science Confirmed: 2 Glasses of Wine Before Bed Helps You Lose Weight.)
And while yes, these two reviews looked at two separate groups of Millenails (separated by one giant ocean), it's safe to say there could be a correlation between the two. Our advice would be just to limit the amount of wine you're drinking to one or two glasses per week-but it seems like Millenials are already right on top of that.