Healthy eating takes a backseat in recession
The recession is taking its toll on Britons' healthy living habits, according to research published by PruHealth.
An online survey of 2,000 people carried out by OnePoll on behalf of the provider reveals that the rising cost of living means many are not eating as healthily as they would like to, and half believe their health has suffered as a result of the recession.
Since a similar survey was conducted on behalf of PruHealth in 2008, 75% of people said they have changed their eating and shopping habits, and 85% of these said the recession and rising food prices were to blame.
Today, 59% of respondents admit they are finding it a challenge to eat five fruit or vegetables a day compared to 47% in 2008. One in four people say they regularly take vitamin supplements because they are unable to eat as healthily as they like or to supplement their diet.
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