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Graduates prefer life in the fast lane

Published: Tuesday, 16 October 2007   Category: Life after graduation

Young people, including graduates, wish they could finish tasks such as exercise in half the time, according to new research.

The Nurofen study revealed that over half of 16 to 24 year-olds would like any physical activity to be over in half the time it actually takes, with one in four of those within the age group containing most graduates also advocating the introduction of a fast lane in their local fast food restaurant.

According to the survey, a total of almost nine out of ten UK residents would like aspects of their life to happen twice as fast.

Justin Buckthorp, a health and exercise specialist, commented: "In the quest to 'get the edge' it's important we build a foundation of health first. This means looking at simple things like sleep, hydration levels and diet."

Those entering graduate jobs may well be amongst the 60 per cent of respondents who requested a 'fast lane' to speed up their journey to work, school or travel, while the survey shows those pursuing a finance career are likely to be most impatient.

Figures released by the Health and Safety Executive estimated that in 2005-06 stress and anxiety contributed to 10.5 million working days being lost in the UK.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18319273-ADNFCR

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