The green shoots of a healthier Britain are revealed in the latest Bothered Britain Report by Simplyhealth.
Almost half of all adults claim they are prepared to take on greater shared responsibility for their own health. Following weeks of debate around the proposed Government shake up of public health provision and financing concern about the future costs of managing health and illness appears to be fuelling the move, with 54% citing it as their main motivation for reassessing their lifestyle. Of the people currently claiming to fully understand the proposed changes to Government healthcare policy (35%), three quarters (75%) believe the shake up will ultimately have a positive impact on the country in the long term.
James Glover from Simplyhealth says: "It is encouraging that people are starting to make small lifestyle changes that essentially made a big impact on overall health and wellbeing. Our research suggests that 71% of people are doing more exercise and 67% are eating more healthily. It is great that individuals are taking these steps as prevention is much more effective than simply trying to cure."
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