Two thirds of Canadians admit they are failing to accomplish their health goals
TORONTO, Nov. 7, 2017 /CNW/ - An overwhelming majority of Canadians (91%) say they are searching for a way to break through to healthier living by overcoming obstacles that include a lack of motivation and time, according to a new national poll conducted by research consultants, Research & Incite, on behalf of POM Wonderful.
According to the survey looking at Canadian attitudes toward health and wellness as well as goals for healthier lifestyles, it revealed that only 29% polled have managed to achieve any of their healthy living goals this year. While nine in 10 Canadians (91%) surveyed want to live a healthier lifestyle, 71% also said that they are seeking better eating habits.
With nearly two thirds failing to accomplish their health goals, incorporating POM Wonderful 100% Juice into a healthy diet is a simple step in the right direction, because it is an excellent source of potassium. Potassium aids in healthy muscle maintenance. Before or after a workout, drink a 250 ml serving to get 640 mg, as much potassium as a medium banana.
"Canadians tend to live fairly fast-paced lives so it's not surprising that many cite time constraints, work-life balance or low motivation as obstacles to making the real changes that they want to achieve," said Abby Langer, a registered dietitian who specializes in nutrition counselling. "Taking a simple approach will lead to progress and build momentum."
Half of those polled said their goals include eating less processed food, eating less fast food (36%) and eating more naturally sourced food (32%). Unfortunately, nearly one in four said they find it challenging to incorporate healthy foods into their diet. The main barriers cited by Canadians on accomplishing their health goals include a lack of motivation (48%), time constraints (32%) and poor work-life balance (24%).
"Healthy eating doesn't need to be complicated – make incremental changes to diet and activity that will add up to better health and enhanced lifestyles," Langer added. "It's an important balance between diet, exercise and well-being. These changes could include walking to work, setting aside time for self care or incorporating healthy beverages like POM Wonderful 100% Juice. POM Wonderful contains no added sugar, colourants or filler juices."
The national survey of more than 1,000 Canadians aged 40 to 65 years was completed between August 24 and September 7, 2017.
About POM Wonderful
With nearly 9,000 acres of orchards in Central California, POM Wonderful is the largest grower and producer of fresh pomegranates and pomegranate juice in the United States. POM Wonderful juice is made from hand-picked, whole pressed pomegranates and we guarantee that POM Wonderful fresh pomegranates, fresh arils and pomegranate juice from concentrate come from 100% California-grown Wonderful variety pomegranates.
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