A recent survey has revealed that Kiwis are finding it too hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Meal kit company WOOP conducted a recent study about the lives of everyday Kiwis and their health with some surprising results:
- One in three New Zealanders doesn’t feel they have a balance between work and leisure.
- 40 percent said that they were too busy and wanted more time in their evenings.
- 87 percent of Kiwi’s are too tired or busy at the end of the day to follow through with making healthy choices.
- One in three New Zealanders admits to eating takeaways or fast food every week.
- Only one in ten New Zealander’s are eating a healthy and balanced meal consisting of half a plate of vegetables, high-quality protein, healthy fats, and carbs from vegetables, whole grains or dairy once a week.
- 50 percent find dinner the hardest meal to make healthy decisions.
- 58 percent of Kiwi’s fail to eat a well-balanced dinner more than 2-3 times a week, with 64 percent admitting that are not eating enough vegetables.
- 47 percent said that there is confusing information in the media about what is a healthy way to eat.
- 40 percent of Kiwis have tried restrictive diets that eliminate entire food groups, and one in four Kiwis having tried fad diets.
- Just under 50 percent of people feel that between work, family and chores, they don’t have enough time for themselves to rest, relax and pursue their hobbies.
WOOP Founder Thomas Dietz said that by the time people get home they are tired and can’t be bothered making decisions so resort to unhealthy and easy meal options. “We make around 35,000 decisions every day, from what to wear to when to go to sleep. Our survey has shown that most people are so fatigued from making these decisions, that 79% frequently make unhealthy choices about what to have for dinner as a result. Over a lifetime, this could have a hugely negative impact on health.”