A person’s lifestyle reflects their attitudes, interests, and preferences.
This varies according to socioeconomic status, level of education, family, kin and social networks, gender, age, and interpersonal influences.
This may include travel, health & fitness, hobbies, and social fulfillment in the context of friendship, community, and family.
It also includes one’s attitude towards social status and a sense of belonging to a group or culture.
The concept of lifestyle was first introduced in 1929 by Alfred Adler, an Austrian psychologist.
Adler used the analogy of a pine tree growing in a valley and on top of a mountain to describe the difference in a person’s lifestyle as they move through different environments.
This lifestyle is shaped in early childhood and is established in the form of a person’s beliefs, behaviors, and behavioral orientations.