PruHealth Reveals Brits Are Eating Less Healthily Due To Rising Living Costs

PruHealth has announced that, according to its recent study, every one in five Brits (22%) is eating less healthily due to the rising cost of living.

With the UK dipping back into recession and food inflation on the rise, new data from PruHealth, the health insurance provider that rewards healthy behaviour, finds the continuing rise in cost of living means that 10.6 million Brits are not eating as healthily as they would like to and over half (52%) believe their health has suffered as a result of the recession.

The study, which ran at the start of the financial downturn in 2008 and again this year, highlights the nation’s health is sinking further into the doldrums in terms of its eating habits.

Over the last four years 75% of Brits have changed their eating and shopping habits and 85% of these stated the recession and or rising food prices as the cause for the change.

The ‘five-a-day’ mantra is one of the most high profile Government health campaigns, but the number of Brits struggling to reach the recommended target has increased by 26%. Three fifths (59%) admit they are currently finding it a challenge compared to 47% at the start of the recession in 2008

More than two thirds (68%) of Brits say healthier foods tend to be more expensive. One in six (16%) respondents said they’re buying as much as they can that is ‘reduced to clear’ and one in ten (11%) only buy foods that are on special offer. Worryingly, around one in four (24%) Brits say they regularly take vitamin supplements because they are unable to eat as healthily as they like or to supplement their diet.

Naturally most parents want to put their children’s health first and ensure they have a nutritionally balanced diet, but almost one in five (18%) are doing this at the expense of their own health. One in ten (9%) are even skipping meals so their children eat well.

Dr Dawn Richards, Head of Clinical Service at PruHealth, commented: “We can clearly see how people’s healthy eating habits have been affected, with the picture having got significantly worse since the start of the economic downturn. People are only too well aware of the need to eat healthily, but financial constraints are making it difficult, resulting in people’s health being negatively affected.”

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New England Drug Rehab Urges Caution For Prom Season

As many teens get ready for their much-anticipated, end-of-the year celebration, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center issues an important reminder.

Prom season is a time of excitement for many of America’s youth. However, statistics show that nearly one-third of the alcohol related automobile accidents involving teens occur during the period of April, May, and June.

“This time of year, parents and students both tend to get caught up in the excitement of prom season,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center . “During this time of excitement, however, it’s important to remember the dangers of underage drinking, as well as driving with someone who may be of legal age who has been drinking. The realities of the statistics are harsh – more teens and young adults will face tragedies during these three months in alcohol-related accidents than at any other time of the year. Parents are strongly urged to make certain that they know who their children will be with and, as ‘uncool’ as it may be, to even be a designated driver for their children. Being proactive and having open communication with your children can go a long way in preventing tragedies from occurring.”

If you have a child or someone else in your life who has become burdened with alcoholism, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment center offers a comprehensive alcohol abuse program that can help them set their life back in order. Our outstanding family care program provides the comprehensive services that families need when dealing with addiction or alcoholism issues, by giving families the tools necessary to help their family member to get into recovery and to rebuild their bonds of unity. Mountainside’s treatment recovery program is recognized as one of the most comprehensive and individualized programs within the addiction treatment field.

Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center is a modern drug rehab facility that is skilled in serving a variety of clients with various addictions and in varying stages of addiction. The caring, compassionate team is made up of licensed and certified social workers and counselors who have extensive experience and specialty in the addiction treatment field. In addition, the staff includes a Nurse Practitioner, as well as a Registered Nurse, both of whom also have specializations and experience within the field of addiction treatment and alcohol rehab.

Mountainside also provides services for those individuals who come to them with dual diagnoses and require the services of a Psychiatrist to help conquer the unique challenges that dual diagnosis brings.

For the past 13 years, Mountainside has established itself as an innovator within the addiction treatment field, and the treatment modalities Mountainside utilizes are regarded as among the most cutting-edge approaches in helping individuals to get, and to remain, sober. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment, Mountainside has become the model for the addiction treatment field.

The program, along with its professional addiction treatment team, have earned national recognition and resulted in Mountainside being invited to Washington by the White House to meet with the White House Drug Czar, John P. Walters, for an in-depth meeting on what makes its program so successful. These accolades did not go unnoticed within the addiction treatment field and resulted in the adoption by many throughout the country of a more holistic approach to drug addiction treatment.

If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, or if you have any questions, please contact Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center for a confidential inquiry at 800-762-5433.

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