Devoting time to health and fitness is bottom of priorities, according to new research from the second annual Scottish Widows Priorities of Life index. For the second year in a row 45% are struggling to devote enough time to maintaining their fitness.
According to the survey, 35% are worried about neglecting their health, and 45% confess that they do not put as much emphasis on keeping fit as they feel they should. 10% believe the one thing they would like more time for in their lives is exercise and healthy living.
Of those not spending enough time keeping healthy, 39% admit this is because they are simply not worried enough about their health at the moment, 24% will always put their family’s health needs over their own, and 23% will only start to pay attention towards their body if they get seriously ill.
When it comes to keeping fit, this is often on the back burner because they simply don’t have enough time to exercise regularly, is not a priority, or is not enjoyable. 21% said money was too tight to afford a gym membership.