Average Jane?

Are you average? To me, that’s a little bit of an insult…Who wants to be average?

I thought you’d be interested in knowing some ‘average’ facts to see where you stack up.


(Apologies to my non-American readers, it’s easiest to find stats for the good ole US of A).

  • Is 5 ft. 4 in tall, and weighs 134 Ibs.
  • Has 28% body fat.
  • Exercises 1.34 hours a week.
  • Wears a 36 B bra. This is an increase from 34 B bra size worn by the average American female in 1990.
  • Watches television 6.16 hours a day.

  • Average child watches 4.7 hours of television a day on weekdays, and 8.4 hours on weekends – about 40 hours a week.
  • Spends 21.7 hours per day indoors.
  • Belongs to a commercial gym, but uses it less then once a week.

  • Spends $596 dollars on sporting goods equipment each year.
  • Spends $874 on vitamins and food supplements.
  • Does less than one dip.
  • Bench presses 60 and squats 105 pounds.

  • Does four push-ups and nine situps.
  • Can’t touch their toes without bending their legs.

  • Goes on a diet 5.2 times annually. Only 17 percent of these women actually lose weight, but only one percent of them keep it off for more then five years.
  • After the age of 25, gains one pound of weight per year.
  • By the age of 65, will have gained over 40 pounds of weight.
  • Will lose a half pound of lean muscle tissue each year after the age of 25.

  • Will gain 11.6 pounds that she won’t lose every time she has a child.
  • Consumes approximately 32 teaspoons of sugar each day.
  • Consumes thirty times (9500 milligrams) more sodium than the body requires.
  • Consumes more calories (4236 calories daily) per person than any other group of people in the world.
  • Has 30 billion fat cells, the average obese American has 80 billion fat cells.
  • Learns 14 new words a year reads .58 books a year, and writes 7 pages a year.
  • Income is $64,000 a year – the median income is $51,000 a year.
  • Will live to be 77 years old.


There you have it. How do you stack up?

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