Exercise high on the agenda for commuters but sleep takes a back seat
HCA at The Shard, a new outpatient and diagnostics centre, part of HCA Healthcare UK, surveyed 1000 of the Capital’s commuters to a find out their key health issues
The research also showed that commuters drink an average of 11-15 units of alcohol per week - equivalent to roughly six pints of beer or eight small glasses of wine - and the majority (27%) only consume three portions of fruit and vegetables in an average day.
Dr Guy Leschziner, Consultant Neurologist at HCA at The Shard said;
“City dwellers appear to be taking an active interest in their physical health. This is encouraging to see, but what’s concerning is the prevalence of sleep issues.
“With added pressures and health considerations, Londoners need to be taking a more active interest in all areas of their health, ensuring they not only understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle, but also implement a consistent daily health routine. Sufficient quantity and quality sleep is a readily modifiable factor in many aspects of physical and psychological health.”
The survey also found:
HCA at The Shard offers people access to leading consultants covering a range of specialities including orthopaedics, physiotherapy, women’s health, men’s health, neurosurgery, gastroenterology and paediatrics. The facility also offers private GP appointments through Roodlane, also part of HCA Healthcare UK.
HCA at The Shard - which opened earlier this year - delivers world-class healthcare that’s flexible, rapid and convenient to London’s commuters. It features 78 consulting rooms plus 12 treatment rooms and a large imaging department, with the ability to accommodate up to 1,200 patients a day, both self-paying and insured.
For more information or to book a consultation please visit: http://www.hcatheshard.com/