The Herbalife Nutrition Nutritional Habits Panel highlights that more than 70% of Spaniards consider eating healthy. However, the extension of the working day and eating and dining later than in other European countries can bring negative consequences
La half of the Spanish they attribute bad eating habits to the impact of long working days. This is one of the main conclusions drawn from the most recent Annual Panel of Nutritional Habits from Herbalife Nutrition, developed in conjunction with the market research company Instituto IO Sondea.
The survey - which reflects food customs and customs in Spain- a sample of 2,025 people from all over the country, between the ages of 18 and 65, was held months before the confinement., selected by quotas of sex, age and CCAA, according to INE statistics.
The respondents think that the long working days promote bad food because they make workers eat faster (47%), trend that has been reinforced during the months of confinement. With the proliferation of telework, in many cases workers are not meeting the schedule of meals and spend long hours in front of computers.
Other respondents indicated, for their part, that the long working days influence the variety of meals consumed (29%), Since there is less time to cook (for working hours), food is usually prepared once and the same meal is repeated several days.
Although 70% of Spaniards consider eating healthy, a large percentage also admits the consumption of unhealthy foods in situations of nervousness or stress (65%) or the rapid intake of food (62%), which ends up affecting their quality of life. Most of them are young people, between 18 and 34 years of age, those who most incur these less healthy habits, with figures exceeding 60%,
When asked for the reasons why they don't eat healthy, most respondents admit that they like to eat some foods that are not healthy (55.87%), One in three says he does not eat better because he does not have time (34.82%) and about 30% because they find it difficult to prepare a healthy diet (29.76%) or because they do not like certain healthy foods (28.34%).
Casually, are those who work the most admit not always eating healthy because they do not have time (38%) or because they eat too much out of the house (26%). Eating unhealthy is also related to living in a more urban environment. In fact, residents in large cities claim that they do not eat healthier because they find it very expensive (28%).
Spain vs. Europe: Differences in working hours and meals
Work affects the use of time in general. If compared to Spain with other countries in Europe, the Spaniards are the ones who later eat and eat. Noticias de la Sierra de Cadiz
According to the study of the European Statistical Office (Eurostat) on the Use of Time in Europe, There are notable differences in the schedules of meals and dinners among European countries. Countries such as France, Germany or Sweden tend to eat between 12h and 13h, while dinner schedules are usually distributed between 17h and 18h for Sweden, between 18h and 19h in Germany and between 19h and 20:30h in France or Italy. The Spanish have a different dynamic. In general, in Spain meals are made between 14h and 16h and dinner between 21h and 22h.
Unlike the European average that places the end of the working day at 18h, in Spain, in many cases, it is usually extended until 20h.
The influence of the media
More than 70% of Spanish they attribute to television, mobile and media in general a large or very large influence on people's eating habits.
This perception of influence is greater among women (73%) and among young people, 18 to 34 years old (79%).
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Long working days affect the diet of Spaniards
The Herbalife Nutrition Nutritional Habits Panel highlights that more than 70% of Spaniards consider eating healthy. However, the extension of the working day
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