Health & Wellness: 4 Reasons COVID-Weight Gain is Up + Tips to Keep it Down
Weight gain is on the rise during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. If you’ve gained a few pounds since the coronavirus became a global pandemic, you’re not alone. In fact, researchers recently pointed to four COVID-related reasons obesity is on the rise.
- Emotional stress
- Economic anxiety
- Physical inactivity
- Social isolation
Think about it this way. If you’re stressed out, worried about money, stuck at home, or feel lonely, you’re a lot more likely to turn to comfort foods. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Adopt these healthy habits to tip the scale in the right direction:
- Eat healthy foods
- Be more active
- Drink more water
- Safely stay in touch with family and friends
With these tips, we hope you and your family stay safe, healthy, and vigilant!