Sedentary lifestyles could derail UK's health recovery: Bupa

New research shows

Hemma Visavadia
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Sedentary lifestyles could derail UK's health recovery: Bupa

Risks associated with sedentary lifestyles, missed doctors’ appointments and the wider impact of the pandemic may hold back the UK’s health recovery journey, Bupa has warned.

Research among 8,000 UK adults in the Bupa Wellbeing Index found that for those adopting hybrid working models, one in five (19%) are exercising less with fitness levels ranking lower than mental health, physical health and wellbeing scores. Internal data from 58,000 Bupa health assessments during 2021 showed that 41% of people were overweight, 21% were obese (based on BMI) and eight in ten (81%) were having musculoskeletal issues, while one quarter (24%) reported spikes in anxiety, or dep...

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