Feeling tired and not having enough time or motivation are the biggest obstacles to people getting fit and adopting healthier lifestyles, according to new research.
The poll saw more than 2,000 UK adults respond to a question about what prevents them from making healthy changes to their diet and being more physically active.
The results show that a lack of confidence, rising food prices and the price of gym membership were also factors as to why people find it difficult to maintain healthy eating and exercise routines.
However, around a quarter of people who answered the poll said that nothing stops them from keeping active and eating healthy foods.
The survey, carried out by YouGov for the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), found that:
- 38% said lack of motivation was the main barrier to them leading a healthy lifestyle
- 35% said they are ‘too tired’ to exercise
- 26% said they