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Modern life’s ‘biggest health fear’ September 10, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Lifestyle.

The fast pace of modern life is the biggest health worry in Britain, a survey says.

The public cited lack of exercise, lack of sleep, fatigue and stress in their top five concerns with passive smoking and drinking much lower down the chart.

Two-thirds of women, compared with 58% of men cited lifestyle factors, the poll of more than 5,000 people by Legal and General revealed.

Public health experts said the results reflected the pressures of the 24/7 society that now existed.

People were asked what they had worried about in the last three months in the poll.

Lack of exercise came top as the number one health concern cited by 48% of respondents.

Lack of sleep followed at 42%, then fatigue, 34%, availability of NHS dentists, 29% and stress, 27%.

Passive smoking was mentioned by 15% of people and drinking by just 12%.

Food additives such as salt, colouring and preservatives, were cited by a fifth.

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