Unhealthy Brits should review diet and alcohol consumption, expert advises
Posted on 07 September 2011
Brits must prioritise their health, according to experts, with many unhealthy middle-aged individuals likely to be paying for care earlier than they otherwise would have to.
Middle aged Brits are experiencing a health crisis, new research from Bupa has shown, with 45-54-year-olds more likely to be obese, smoke and more likely to suffer from depression than those in other countries, including America.
Dr Sneh Khemka, medical director of Bupa International, commented that these findings were "a bit of a surprise".
He said that Brits must be more self-aware, because as a nation, we believe we're thinner than we actually are.
Alcohol consumption and diet should both be reviewed, recommended the expert.
"Our diet is often full of saturated fats and lower in vegetables and fruits. Our Asian counterparts have a much better diet and we can look towards the east for nutritional inspiration," finished Dr Khemka.
Posted by Natalie Edwards