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Brits put health at risk by overindulging on holiday

Published on 23/08/2011
More and more holidaymakers are now going on post-holiday detoxes to avoid making claims on their health insurance, a study reveals. This includes the quarter of Brits who go on a health kick when returning home to lose excess holiday weight.

New research by Churchill Insurance suggests that Brits are overindulging on food and drink whilst on holiday as a break from their healthy lifestyles.

An average of £610 is spent on food and drink during a two week break, working out at around £43 a day per person. The study also revealed that holidaymakers spend a leisurely 4 hours every day eating and drinking.

Annette Fox, a spokeswoman for Churchill Travel Insurance, said: "It seems that British travellers are making the most of the cuisine on offer in other countries while they are abroad."

Brits on all inclusive holidays are the worst culprits, with over half (52%) admitting they eat more than usual. 30% of those confessed that they eat more high fat and sugary food when it is included in the price.

Annette Fox advised holidaymakers to “know your limits”, after the study revealed that 25% of all inclusive travellers try to get their money’s worth by drinking as much as possible.

To prevent a case of the ‘Spanish Tummy’, Brits should be careful when buying food from street vendors in foreign countries without the same standards of hygiene and food safety in the UK.
© ActiveQuote Ltd. 2011

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