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Emiratis Eat Breakfast Daily, But Few Partake In Regular Physical Exercise

November 15, 2011: 06:51 PM EST
A nationwide survey conducted among 750 residents of the United Arab Emirates has found that about three-fourths eat breakfast daily and nearly two-thirds eat three meals a day. The bad news, however, is that 59 percent consider themselves obese or overweight, only six percent consider fruits and vegetables a key component of a healthy diet, and most of the respondents relieve daily stress by surfing the Internet or watching TV rather than engaging in physical activity. Forty-nine percent of the respondents were of Arab nationalities, and of these 22 percent were Emiratis. Asians, subcontinent and Western expats constituted 51 percent of the respondents.
"Health survey shows 76% eat breakfast now", Khaleejtimes.com, November 15, 2011, © Khaleej Times
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