Last year, the impact of the pandemic saw people’s behaviours change: a third of people reported snacking on unhealthy food and drinks at least once a day (35%) – up from 26% this time last year; and a third said they were exercising less (30%) in the latter half of the year.
However, a survey of over 5,000 adults found that eight in 10 (80%) had made the active decision to make changes to their lifestyle in 2021.
Despite the latest coronavirus restrictions, there are still lots of ways for people to make healthy changes. To help the nation stay on track, Public Health England’s Better Health campaign has brought together a team of experts to support adults in adopting new healthier routines over the next couple of months to help people get more active, lose weight and look after their mental wellbeing.
Aston spoke to nutritionist Orla Hugueniot to discuss the findings and also about the new campaign commissioned by Public Health England.
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