Obesity Related Hospital Admissions Increase by 18% in 2018

Satsuma Loans have carried out research* investigating the UK’s exercising habits after an NHS report revealed that there were more than 600,000 hospital admissions last year caused by obesity – an increase of 18% on the previous year.

The findings have revealed that over half of respondents (58%) would like to exercise more often and shockingly, one in 10 UK adults involved in the research admit they don’t do any exercise, despite Government recommendations that we should try to be active daily, and should do at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity such as cycling or brisk walking every week.

The Satsuma research also looked into the reasons behind Britain’s attitude towards exercise and found that a quarter of those involved in the study admit the cost of gyms puts them off exercising, claiming they would be more likely to exercise if gyms were free.

Others reasons why people are reluctant to exercise, according to the research, are:
  1. Time pressures and other priorities taking over
  2. Feeling self-conscious
  3. Worried that they are already so unfit, they won’t be able to keep up with a class or group
  4. Not knowing which exercise is best for them

In light of these findings Satsuma have created an online tool where people can find free places to exercise in their nearest city.

* Survey of 1000 UK adults carried out in May 2018.
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