The deputy medical director at BUPA, Dr. Paula Franklin, believes that there are many factors behind the growing health concerns and the most important is rising health awareness. She says that along with growing awareness of health problems and illnesses such as cancer, obesity, and heart disease, comes raised concern.
The report found that 19 percent worried about obesity, 23 percent worried about heart disease, and 38 percent worried about cancer. More than a third of worriers were found to have sleepless nights, nearly half have had their eating habits affected, along with 1 in 8 drinking more alcohol to help them relax and 1 in 13 losing their sex drive. The BUPA recommends fighting anxiety and stress by talking to friends, regular exercise, balancing diet, and avoiding caffeine.