Web Perspectives Finds Most Canadian Respondents Resolved to go on a Health Kick This New Year

By Web Perspectives, PRNE
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

LONDON, March 10, 2011 - Web Perspectives, a leading online surveys website, has revealed that
respondents of its poll are resolved to making 2011 a healthier year than
2010. The answers to a recent survey asking the question, "What are your New
resolutions?" showed that a good proportion of Canadian respondents
(18%) wanted to save money. However, many more are determined to get fit and
healthy: 22% will try to lose weight, 10% are determined to stop smoking and
21% are set on doing more exercise. Only 7% had a New Year's resolutions that
didn't fit any of these categories.

The paid online surveys' (www.webperspectives.ca/eng/join/)
revelation that 10% of respondents want to give up smoking reflects the
steady decline in the habit's popularity, particularly among teens and young
people. In 2009, the Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey showed that 18%
of 15-year-olds and older either smoked every day or occasionally, down from
25% in 1999. However, the decline in the rate of smoking has leveled off in
recent years, and the use of tobacco is still the highest preventable cause
of disease and death here, killing 37,000 people every year.

Whilst smoking is still the greatest threat to public health, lack of
exercise and poor eating habits are behind a growing number of health
problems in Canada. The Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) measured
fitness using a range of physical tests. It found that between 1981 and 2009,
fitness levels of children, youth and adults declined significantly,
corresponding to a dramatic increase in obesity and related chronic diseases
such as diabetes, osteoporosis and heart ailments. This reflects the
increased determination to prevent health-related issues indicated in the
online poll (www.webperspectives.ca/eng/poll/).

In an effort to make national physical activity standards more
achievable, the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology has just revised its
guidelines on the minimum amount of physical activity required for good
health. It suggested that adults could revise their 'active time' to 150
minutes per week rather than 60 minutes per day while children are being told
to reduce their activity to one hour rather than one and a half hours per
day. The new recommendations more closely match those of other countries and
it is hoped that setting more realistic goals will motivate more Canadians to
improve their level of health and fitness.

According to the results of the online survey (
www.webperspectives.ca/eng/about/), around one fifth of all
participants (21%) are determined to increase the amount of exercise they do
in 2011.

About Web Perspectives:

Web Perspectives (www.webperspectives.ca/eng/about/) is an online
market research platform where members have the opportunity to earn rewards
by participating in online surveys. Through various partnerships with popular
retailers such as Chapters Indigo, Paypal and Air Miles, Web Perspectives
provides its members with attractive rewards in exchange for completing
online paid surveys.

The survey topics are tailored to member's preferences and can include
anything from green issues to healthy living, fast food to slow trains,
politicians to favourite film.

Made up of more than 200 000 thousand members in Canada, the Web
perspectives community provides market research companies with access to
untapped opinions from a large database of consumers.

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    Sebastien Van Schalkwyk
    Loyalty Marketing Manager
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PR Contact: Sebastien Van Schalkwyk, Loyalty Marketing Manager, 1st Floor, Elizabeth House, 39 York Road, London, SE1 7NQ, +44(0)207-921-2562

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