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Health insurance customers warned on Christmas overindulgence

December 23, 2010

It is easy to eat and drink too much over Christmas, health insurance customers have been told.

Health insurance customers and others have been urged to try and watch what they eat and drink over the Christmas period.

In an article for the Daily Telegraph, columnist Sara Stannah noted that the UK is one of the worst-offending countries for festive overindulgence, with our alcohol consumption going up 40 per cent during December.

Meanwhile, the average Christmas dinner contains about 950 calories, which can lead to problems for health insurance customers.

"Combined with a lack of physical activity, such overindulgence isn't just bad for the waistline, it can also result in digestive disorders such as bloating, heartburn and indigestion, headaches and nausea and disrupted sleep," Ms Stannah warned.

According to an article in the Nursing Times, ever-increasing levels of obesity in the UK combined with Christmas overeating means many people may need to lose weight during January.

It said it is estimated 13 million adults will be obese by 2012.

Published by Nicola Bellingham

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