New research from the Scottish Widows suggests that despite their best efforts, time-poor people are struggling to make space in their lives to look after their health and fitness.
One in three are worried they are neglecting their health more than any other area of their life, and half confess that they do not put as much emphasis on keeping fit as they feel they should. 44% say they would ideally like to have more fun but are unable to make enough time for this with so many other day-to-day activities having to take priority.
Of those who do not spend enough time keeping healthy, 36% admit this is because they are simply not worried enough about their health at the moment, 23% 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. And fitness is on the back burner because they don't have enough time to exercise regularly (37%), don't enjoy it (25%), or can't afford gym membership (23%). But this attitude might be putting people at risk of serious health problems.