Many middle age Brits need to change their unhealthy lifestyles
10th January 2017 11:55 - Health
Many middle age Brits need to change their unhealthy lifestyles: According to experts, approximately 80 per cent of middle age British people currently have a lifestyle which is putting their health at risk.
Keeping healthy is becoming increasingly hard, with many people leading busy lives and being employed in desk jobs; however, market research by Public Health England has revealed that 83 per cent of people aged between the age of 40 and 60 are either overweight, drinking too much or avoiding exercise.
The experts from Public Health England revealed that 90 per cent of men, and 79 per cent of women are not exercising enough, drinking too much or are considered overweight or obese.
The Health Survey for England revealed that 77 per cent of males and 63 per cent of females who are middle age are either overweight or obese. Public Health England has revealed that 87 per cent of middle aged men need to make a change to their unhealthy lifestyle, as well as 79 per cent of women who need to do the same.
Accordinging to Public Health England, in the last 20 years, the rate of obesity has increased by 16 per cent and the rate of diabetes rate has also doubled in the same period.
Dr Sarah Wollaston, the chair of the Health Select Committee, suggested that Public Health England's survey findings were a reminder that the government needs to do more to solve the problem. She also said that the Government has not gone far enough with its childhood obesity strategy.
Public Health England is calling for British adults to take its One You - How Are You survey, which can flag health problems and suggest areas for improvement. Those who take the quiz and are alerted of a problem are prompted to download health apps such as, Couch to 5K, Alcohol Checker and Easy Meals.
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