What’s the obesity breakdown this week? Fighting obesity is a daily challenge. In this breakdown, let’s talk about lockdown weight.
A global study confirms that during the pandemic, many of us ate more junk food, exercised less, were more anxious and got less sleep. And this is the perfect recipe for gaining weight. Although I’ve seen more people out and exercising, staying fit during this pandemic may be tough for others.
But even when people did engage in structured exercise, it tended to be at lower intensity levels compared to before the pandemic. Many people also said they had given in to their food cravings: Consumption of sugar sweetened beverages and other sugary snack foods, for example, went up.
Let’s be honest this pandemic has been tough on mental health for a lot of people. The world is restricted. We can’t go to the same places. We can’t do the same things or be around people the same way. And it’s tough! So of course it’s easy to give yourself a break and just indulge in the things you love.
BUT that also comes with a price. Just remember to eat as healthy as you can and try to workout at least once a week. Small goals like that will keep you focused on your health journey.
Remember to consult your physician to see how you can manage your weight and how COVID-19 may impact you.
This was the obesity break this week.