9 May 2011

Auckland rated highly unhealthy place to live

5:45 pm on 9 May 2011

Auckland has been named one of the most unhealthy places in the country to live.

A survey by Southern Cross Healthcare says Auckland has the worst work-life balance and, apart from quake-hit Christchurch, the most stress.

The survey says Aucklanders are eating more takeaways than any other city and that only 16% of people eat more than five servings of fruit and vegetables a day - less than people in any other city.

Auckland fares better on alcohol, though, with just 13% of those polled saying they have more than 10 standard drinks a week, the least of any city.

Wellingtonians drink the most, with almost a quarter saying they consumed more than 10 drinks.