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Brits Go on Post-holiday Detox to Avoid Health Insurance Claims

by Lakshmi Gopal on  August 23, 2011 at 11:43 PM Health Insurance News   - G J E 4
A large number of Brits go on a post-holiday detox to avoid making claims on health insurance, a study by Churchill Insurance revealed.
 Brits Go on Post-holiday Detox to Avoid Health Insurance Claims
Brits Go on Post-holiday Detox to Avoid Health Insurance Claims
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Holidaymakers from the UK use their vacations to take a break from healthier lifestyles by 'drinking as much as they can' and are also overindulging on food, the research says.

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This leads to one-fourth of them going on a 'health kick' when returning home to lose excess holiday weight.

Churchill Insurance that conducted the study further said that all-inclusive holidaymakers were the worst, with one in four (25 per cent) trying to get their money's worth by drinking as much alcohol as possible. Over half (52 per cent) eat more than usual and nearly one in three (30 per cent) devour more sugary and high-fat foods.

An average of Ģ610 was spent on food and drink during a two-week break, totaling Ģ43 a day per person. The study also revealed that holidaymakers spent a leisurely 4 hours every day eating and drinking.

To prevent a case of the 'Spanish Tummy', Brits have been warned about buying food from street vendors in foreign countries without the same standards of hygiene and food safety in the UK.

Last week, AXA also warned that British holidaymakers were endangering their health by taking part in dangerous new crazes known as owling and planking.

Source: Medindia
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