According to a YouGov survey, during the lockdown period, most respondents gained weight, and only 15% of respondents said they lost weight.
London, UK (ADH News) – As the public minimized their outings during the blockade, the amount of activity for everyone was also reduced. People are sofa potatoes at home, it is not easy to control eating, and lack of exercise and physical exercise, so most people have weight gain.
YouGov Survey Data
According to a YouGov survey in 17 markets worldwide, 45% of people gained weight during the lockdown, and only 15% said they lost weight. Approximately 33% of respondents said they had gained 1 to 10 pounds.
In the survey data, Mexico has the highest proportion of people gaining weight, with 56% of respondents saying that they have gained weight. Followed by Italy, 51% of respondents said they gained weight.
More than 50% of respondents want to lose weight. 64% of consumers believe that lack of exercise or physical exercise is the main reason for their weight gain, and 43% of the respondents said that eating too much is also an important factor in causing obesity.
*The YouGov data is based on the interviews of adults aged 18 and over in 17 markets with sample sizes varying between 505 and 2,251 for each market.
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Obesity has a great impact on health. In addition to causing the physical decline, it may also lead to related diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Obesity often occurs unknowingly, and the public should check their weight from time to time.
Regularly weigh yourself, and then calculate the Body Mass Index (BMI) to assess whether the weight is standard. BMI is calculated as your weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of your height (in metres) or BMI = Kg/M2.
Less than 18.5 = Underweight
Between 18.5-24.9 = Healthy Weight
Between 25-29.9 = Overweight
Over 30 = Obese
Create Healthy Life
During the lockdown period, it is recommended that the public use treadmills and fitness equipment to exercise at home. You can also dance by following videos on the Internet. In addition, you can use simple equipment such as skipping rope and hula hoop to move your body.
Control your diet! Take a balanced intake of 6 types of food, including grains, protein, vegetables, fruits, dairy products, and nuts, to meet the body’s nutritional needs. You can drink a cup of 240ml of dairy products every day and get calcium through dairy products.
Reducing food intake and increasing exercise are the key points for weight loss. Although it may be painful at first, you will get used to this healthy life later. Use perseverance to maintain weight and make your body healthier.