29 July 2017

More than four in five UK women struggle to know what’s best for their health and well being in the modern world, says study

MORE than four in five women struggle to know what is best for their health and well being, according to a new study.

Conflicting advice on alcohol consumption, low fat diets and pricey anti-ageing creams have left modern day women at their wits’ end.

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More than four in five women say they struggle to know what is best for their health and well being[/caption]

A staggering 81 per cent of women admit to being baffled by the information overload with almost nine in ten wishing someone would just give it to them straight.

Topping the list of woes were how much water to drink a day, cutting out the amount of sugar and coffee from a diet and the best course of a daily skincare routine.

Women are also said to routinely concerned about the plucking of grey hairs for fear of more growing back.

Friends and doctors were dubbed the favourite go-to advice givers in times of crisis (51 per cent) although almost half of women admitted to turning to the internet first (49 per cent).

As little as 14 per cent of women scrolled through social media for the best advice.

In the poll of 1,500 a worrying 26 per cent of women admitted they were not happy in their own skin and two-thirds said they felt under pressure to look their best.

UK women are in a constant state of confusion of whether a daily glass of wine is bad for them
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British women are in a constant state of confusion as to whether a daily glass of wine is bad for them[/caption]

Four in ten women admitted to switching from one fad to another in the quest for well being
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Four in ten women admitted to switching from one fad to another in the quest for well being[/caption]

Four in ten of women confessed to constantly switching from one fad to another in an endless bid for well-being.

Research commissioned by E45 polled 1,500 women on the daily struggles they faced in their day-to-day life as part of the brand’s new ‘Straight Up Skincare’ campaign.

E45 brand ambassador and Olympic boxer Nicola Adams OBE said: “Clearly a lot of women feel overloaded with information in the modern world as they strive to live life without a fuss.

“In and out of the boxing ring, I always try to live life ‘straight up’ and without fuss, given how hectic life can be.

Olympic boxer Nicola Adams OBE has recently become the face of E45’s ‘Straight Up Skincare’ campaign

“I’m incredibly proud, and excited, o be partnering with E45 as their ambassador to launch ‘Straight Up Skincare.’

“I wholeheartedly support their ambition to encourage women to live less complicated, straightforward lives.”

Kate Sweeney, Category Marketing Manager at E45 said: “The research shows that UK women feel bombarded with lots of conflicting and, at times, downright confusing pieces of advice and information every day.

“We’re launching our ‘Straight Up Skincare’ campaign because we know that women are leading busy lives and just want straightforward advice and products, which is something that E45 stands for and at the core of what we offer customers.”

Top 35 things modern women find confusing about their health and well-being

  1. Do expensive anti-ageing creams really work? 
  2. What is healthier, a low fat or low carb diet? 
  3. How much water should you drink every day? 
  4. Are diet drinks worse for you than drinks with sugar? 
  5. Should you cut bread out of your diet completely? 
  6. Are low fat foods all full of sugar? 
  7. Is coffee bad for you? 
  8. Is red meat healthy or not? 
  9. Will washing my hair everyday dry it out? 
  10. Is running good for your heart or bad for your joints? 
  11. What is better to do cardio or strength exercises? 
  12. If you pluck a grey hair, will more appear? 
  13. Should you cleanse, tone AND moisturise every day? 
  14. Should you eat dairy or not?
  15. Will shaving your legs make my hair grow back thicker? 
  16. How much water should you drink? 
  17. Is a glass of wine bad for you
  18. Will eating butter clog your arteries? 
  19. Are avocados healthy or fattening? 
  20. Should you take a day’s rest between exercise days? 
  21. Is it better to have a fizzy drink or an alcoholic one? 
  22. Will products on the skin clog it up? 
  23. Is sparkling water bad for your teeth? 
  24. Is olive oil good for you
  25. Will chocolate give you spots? 
  26. Will lifting heavy weights bulk you up or make you lose weight? 
  27. Should you pluck your eyebrows? 
  28. Is retinol good or bad for the skin? 
  29. Is it OK for your skin to have the odd sun bed? 
  30. Will sunbathing age your skin? 
  31. Are prawns healthy or full of cholesterol?
  32. Is fruit a carbohydrate? 
  33. Will high heels make you look thinner or give me bunions? 
  34. Will botox make you look older? 
  35. Should you drink Guinness when pregnant?

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