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An English survey among over 5000 adults found that 80% of those 18 and over made the decision to change their lifestyle in 2021

The survey found that 8 in 10 adults over the age of 18 decided to change their lifestyle in 2021 7 in 10 adults said they were motivated to change a healthier lifestyle because of the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Compared to last year, almost half of the population (43%) feel more motivated to make changes to their lives in January Around 6 million adults between the ages of 40 and 60 are planning:

There is evidence that obesity significantly increases the likelihood of being admitted to intensive care with COVID-19 when compared to patients with a healthy body mass index (BMI)

In addition, 4 in 10 (43%) regular smokers plan to quit in 2021, and nearly half of those who increased their alcohol use during the second lockdown (45%) intend to stop drinking this year reduce

To help the public with these changes, Public Health England (PHE) has launched its latest Better Health New Year campaign to encourage the nation to work towards a healthier lifestyle – whether it be about losing weight to get more active or look for mental wellbeing or smoking cessation The campaign offers support through a variety of tools and apps including the updated NHS 12 Week Weight Loss app This is because 28% of adults in England are currently living with obesity and 36 % are overweight

The survey found that 2020 and the impact of the pandemic have changed people’s behavior, including:

A third of respondents said they ate unhealthy foods and drinks at least once a day (35%) – up from 26% last year – which is reflected in recent sales data, which showed an increase of around 15% Selling take-away snacks including confectionery and cookies

29% of smokers agreed that they had smoked more since the second national lockdown, due to concerns for their physical and mental health (42%) and financial concerns (41%)

23% of drinkers (at least 1 unit per week) said their alcohol consumption has increased since the second lockdown – this is reflected in a 28% increase in take-away alcohol sales year over year

The past year has been immensely challenging and with a lot more stuck at home this year, some unhealthy habits have understandably crept on us all, however, our survey shows that the vast majority of us want to do something positive this year around to improve their health Now is a good time to reset, be it eat healthier, be healthier, get more active, quit smoking, or do something more to keep our sanity safe

These are all changes that will help us feel better Just search NHS Better Health for our free tools and advice

There is no doubt that 2020 was a challenging year for everyone The COVID-19 pandemic in particular highlighted the impact obesity can have on the health and health outcomes of some people

We know that many people want to make changes for a healthier lifestyle, and we want to help them. Therefore, the Better Health campaign is offering a range of tools such as Couch to 5K to help people make decisions that will go along with the World Leading Government’s Obesity Strategy to Help Motivate and Support All to Enter Healthier Routines in 2021

The impact of COVID-19 on our physical health and mental wellbeing is enormous.We have seen households across England return to unhealthy eating habits and exercise less, but 2020 has also made us more motivated, in the new Year to make permanent changes

2021 Is A Time To Start Over Starting a health plan can be daunting, but you don’t have to do it alone Resources like the Better Health website and apps can be of great help no matter what changes you want to make or what stage you are at

The Better Health Campaign offers a wide variety of free NHS tools and advice to support healthier habits, including suggestions for increasing physical activity, choosing healthier foods, losing weight, improving mental health, and quitting smoking >

Campaign includes new large-scale national television, radio and social advertising This year, Better Health is also partnering with a number of weight management and physical activity partners who offer both free and exclusive specials. In addition to the advertising campaign, PHE has released a new movie in which households across the country talk about their 2020 health trip and their motives for the new year

The campaign is aimed at all adults over the age of 18, with a focus on those aged 40 to 60. A special focus will be on the most affected groups, including those from and with black, Asian and ethnic minorities long-term health conditions

Search for “better health” or visit nhsuk / better-health for free tools and support to help you make healthy changes

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