The month of February marks National Heart Month here in the UK, which encourages heart-healthy living and awareness for cardiovascular diseases.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) can include illnesses such as heart attacks, strokes and other blood vessel diseases. Unfortunately, diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity all increase your risk of CVD significantly. The commonly understood solution to these illnesses is a change in lifestyle. Yes, that means moving more and, for most people, losing some weight.
Recent research by the team at The 1:1 Diet has revealed that there has been a universal mental shift, as many of us continue to focus on ourselves and our wellbeing. For two thirds of people (66%), this centres on the desire to bring down the number we see when we step onto a set of scales, by - on average - two stone.
The research - drawn from the Weight of the Nation 2023 report - polled over 3,000 people across the UK and Ireland. It found that 21% of those polled have high blood pressure, 19% have high cholesterol and worryingly, 4% are suffering with heart disease and heart attacks. What’s more, 22% have been told by a doctor to lose weight for health reasons, and with 77% of the nation feeling ‘stuck in a rut’ when it comes to weight loss, now is the time to instil hope for those about to embark on their life-changing journey.
Mark Gilbert, Nutritionist at The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan, comments: “The results of this recent report are very concerning but The 1:1 Diet can provide a healthy, research-proven, nutritional solution. Our diet has been shown to help reverse diseases such as diabetes, prediabetes (which over half the overweight, 40+ population has) and high blood pressure, along with substantial weight loss – all of which are significant risk factors for heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the UK.”
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