People don’t exercise, eat healthy because they feel ‘too tired,’ poll says

Fatigue and low motivation are both leading factors as to why people say they don’t lead healthier lifestyles according to a new survey.

A 2023 online poll of 2,086 adults from the United Kingdom by YouGov on behalf of the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) was published Wednesday. That poll asked people what it was that prevented them from eating healthier and being more physically active.

“Lacking motivation” (38%) and “feeling too tired” (35%) were given as the top reasons why adults in the UK were not making changes to their eating and exercise habits, the poll says.

Adding to this, poll results nearly half (48%) of “younger people” (aged 25 to 34) answered “feeling too tired” as their reason while less than a quarter (23%) of those over the age of 55 said the same.

More women (40%) than men (29%) said that “feeling too tired”

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People too tired to lead healthier lifestyles, UK survey finds | Health

It’s the question many of us ask ourselves: why don’t I exercise more, eat better food and generally lead a healthier lifestyle?

For many who want to, but just can’t seem to make it happen, it turns out the answer to that question is – feeling just too tired.

A survey has found that tiredness is why 35% of people don’t make the changes to their diet and physical activity levels that would help them close the gap between good intentions and concrete action.

The results, from a YouGov poll of 2,086 UK adults for the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), illustrate the barriers many people face in their desire to adopt and stick to healthy habits.

When asked what was stopping them from eating more healthily and exercising more often, 29% of men and 40% of women cited “feeling too tired”.

Even more put it down to “lack of

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