It appears many Manitobans are content with staying home.
A national survey conducted in November found only 12% of respondents from Manitoba and Saskatchewan look forward to traveling. That's compared to 30% of respondents in Alberta. The survey also found only 6% of people in Saskatchewan and Manitoba are interested in becoming more physically active. Compare that number to those living in Atlantic Canada where 30% of respondents say they are more likely to get more active. Another interesting figure is that people in Manitoba and Saskatchewan are more likely than other Canadians to look forward to retirement. Registered Dietitian Gina Sunderland says the challenge now is trying to make sense of all the results in the "Health and Outlook On Life" survey. She says there are statistics floating around showing Manitoba and Saskatchewan have some of the highest over weight and obesity numbers in Canada and she hopes more Manitobans will increase their physical activity. 2,262 Canadians between the ages of 35 and 65 years were surveyed.