Survey names Chesterfield as 'seventh unhealthiest place in the UK'

Chesterfield has been revealed as the seventh unhealthiest place in the UK according to a new survey.

Babylon surveyed 38,806 people from their Healthcheck app to reveal which local districts in the UK have the healthiest and unhealthiest lifestyles.

They assigned an overall score out of 100 to each district based on nine metrics:

  • Diet: Alcohol units per week; drinking (times per week); fruit & veg portions per day
  • Smoking: Cigarettes per day; % of smokers; % of quitters vs smokers
  • Exercise: Moderate exercise (minutes per week); intense exercise (minutes per week); resistance exercise (days per week)

On average Chesterfield residents consume 5.2 units of alcohol per week, have 2.7 drinking sessions per week, and eat 2.2 portions of fruit and veg per day.

29% of adults smoke, averaging 13.6 cigarettes per day, and 46% of people who once smoked have now quit.

People in Chesterfield do 98.3 minutes of moderate exercise, 20.4 minutes of intense exercise, and resistance exercise 0.4 times per week on average.

Forest of Dean was named the healthiest place in the UK, while nearby Rotherham took the top spot for the unhealthiest. 

The full study can be found here


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