More Time at Home=More Weight Gain!

How did you do during the pandemic? Did you use some of that extra time at home to walk more and eat less? Unfortunately, researchers found people do not move as much during lockdowns–and they tend to eat more. A small study of 267 people from 39 states (52% women, 77% white, average age was 52) found each person gained more than 1/2 pound every 10 days. That added up to almost 2 pounds per month! Study authors suggested this was just the tip of the iceberg in an already overweight society.

PositiveTip: Fight a growing waistline by eating less (especially if you are sitting more), and use your extra time to get up and move more!