After the indulgences of Christmas, many Brits go into January with a newfound determination to get fit and make healthier diet choices. And according to new research from Vauxhall, van drivers are no exception.
Vauxhall surveyed 1,100 van drivers from across the UK about their diet and fitness regimes. They found that many are going into the new year with a more health-conscious outlook.
Of those questioned, 34 per cent said that they were going to focus on eating a better diet, with 19 per cent saying that they’d tried vegetarian alternatives to meat such as vegan sausage rolls and Quorn.
In addition, 19 per cent said they were aiming to exercise at least once a week.
And it seems that alcohol is falling out of favour too, with 37 per cent saying they intended to cut down on their alcohol intake, and 21 per cent stating that they had tried alcohol-free beer or wine in the past year.
Vauxhall has partnered with George Egg, also known as the ‘Anarchist Chef’, who is currently travelling around the country, cooking up healthy dishes in his Vivaro van. Some of his healthier options include a ‘full English salad’ and ‘vegan paper shredder tagliatelle’.
“Van drivers often spend a lot of time at the wheel, which can make it trickier to prioritise healthy eating and exercise, but our research shows many are making it a priority,” according to Patrick Fourniol, marketing director at Vauxhall.
With time at a premium, many self-employed people find it hard to make health a priority. But if you're hoping to make some improvements in 2020, a bit of planning could be all it takes.
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