Seven in 10 adults are motivated to get healthier in 2021 due to COVID-19.
Since the pandemic began, a third of people reported snacking on unhealthy food and drinks at least once a day (35%), almost a third (29%) of smokers agreed they smoked more since the second national lockdown and 23% of drinkers claimed that their alcohol intake has increased.
However, almost half of the population (43%) feel more motivated to make changes to their life than they did in January 2020.
That’s why Buckinghamshire Council and Live Well Stay Well are supporting the national Better Health: Let’s Do This .
Live Well Stay Well is a free service that has already helped thousands of people in Buckinghamshire. With tailored advice online and by phone to help you lose weight, get active, stop smoking, manage your drinking or help improve your mental health.
Gareth Williams, Cabinet member for Communities & Public Health said, “The past year has been immensely challenging and being stuck at home much more this year, understandably, has seen some unhealthy habits creeping up on us all. Now is a great time to make a New Year’s Resolution stick, and there are a range of local, free tools and one to one support available to help you achieve your goals in 2021.”
“Live Well Stay Well really can help you to make those changes we all want to make actually stick, as well as provide step by step help to make sure you stay on track,” says Gareth.