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  • It’s easy to forget our basic needs when we’re so busy with hitting targets at work, making sure we’re catching up with friends, ticking items off that to-do list.

    So it probably won’t come as a surprise to you that most of you just aren’t getting enough sleep.

    As part of Virgin Active’s latest campaign to inspire Brits to find a balance in all aspects of their life, it carried out a survey of the top 40 things UK adults don’t feel like they are getting enough.

    The number one concern for most polled was a lack of sleep, with the average adult getting less than six hours.

    The research also found a lack of money is the biggest barrier to getting to ‘getting enough’ in life followed by a lack of time and lack of willpower. And while Brits do three hours of exercise a week, they think twice that to be the ‘perfect’ amount.

    Israel Rivera, Head of Group Exercise, Virgin Active said: ‘Exercise can be hard to fit into your life – between your job, family and trying to have a social life, but when you strike the right balance, and ‘Enough’ becomes part of your life, you will find you’re able to achieve more than you ever expected, whether you have 30 minutes or hours to spare.’

    The study of 2,000 adults also found Brits feel they don’t consume enough veg, enjoy ‘me time’ or have sex enough – they are having it twice a week but would like to go up to four.

    THE TOP 40 THINGS WE DON’T GET ENOUGH OF

    Sleep
    Holidays
    Disposable income
    Exercise
    Sunlight
    Sex
    Salary
    Good luck
    Fresh air
    Fun
    Me-time
    Time with family
    Laughter
    Cuddles
    Time in the day
    Time with friends
    Nights out
    Good TV shows
    Love
    Fruit
    Vegetables
    Water
    Emotional support
    Time off work
    Duvet days
    Work satisfaction
    Vitamin C
    Variety in our diet
    Respect
    Help from others
    Iron
    Chocolate
    New music
    Results from the gym
    Wine
    Cups of tea
    Cheese
    Social media followers
    Instagram likes
    Coffee

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