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Pursuit Of Bliss

El Centro, California (NAPSI) - “Follow your bliss,” advised author and  anthropologist Joseph Campbell, and “doors will open for you that  wouldn’t have opened for anyone else.”

So what’s your bliss? A recent survey conducted by Harris  Interactive and commissioned by Hanes Hosiery has discovered some intriguing  facts and figures about what Americans consider to be bliss.

Bliss Defined

• The survey explored the very meaning of bliss, asking which words  Americans associate with bliss. The result? More Americans associate bliss  with satisfaction than with ecstasy (55 percent vs. 40 percent,  respectively). Is Brad Pitt the Key to Bliss in Hollywood? While everyone on the red carpet  might appear blissful, Brad Pitt’s current partner, Angelina Jolie, is  considered to be the most blissful female celebrity by 19 percent of U.S. adults.  Pitt’s ex-wife, Jennifer Aniston, came in second, with 17 percent. The  remaining female celebrities cited were Taylor Swift (14 percent), Jennifer  Hudson (13 percent), Gwyneth Paltrow (13 percent), Adele (13 percent) and  Jennifer Lawrence (9 percent). Is hitting the jackpot or hitting the town  with friends more blissful? More find quality time with family and friends  (60 percent) to be blissful than vacations (57 percent) or winning a lot of  money (45 percent). Is downward dog the key to bliss? Many people find yoga  blissful. Eighty-five percent of U.S. adults who do yoga to keep  themselves fit agree that practicing yoga makes them feel blissful.

The survey also explored the topic of wellness and found that younger  Americans want to take better care of themselves but don’t have the  time. Eighteen-to-44-year-olds (55 percent) are significantly more likely to  agree with the statement “I want to take better care of myself but I  don’t have the time” than those ages 45 and over (34 percent).

• The survey also found that wellness is an essential part of life  for the vast majority (90 percent) of Americans. Manufacturers are responding  by creating new lines of apparel that promote wellness. One example is a new  line of hosiery called Hanes Silk Reflections Pure Bliss, a legwear  collection where beauty and wellness meet innovation. Modern knitting  technology, combined with luxury yarns, work to micromassage, pamper, soothe  and revitalize legs. That could be blissful for the 80 percent of women ages  18 to 34 who like hosiery products to have a dual function (make them look  good and feel good).

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