Adults gained on average 0.6kg’s per month during lockdown, study
17 days ago
According to a study, adults have gained on average, 0.6kg’s per month during the COVID-19 lockdown. That's 6kg's in just 10 months!
The study rings true for Frankie, who admits that he put on 8.5kg by August 2020, which he only realized after seeing himself in a photoshoot.
Anele says that she gained weight too, "I put on 10 kilograms during lockdown,"
"In November or December, I was like... let's do something here..."
The study further explains that the weight gain occurred regardless of geographic location or any other health problems the study participants had, including heart disease and diabetes.
Physical activity declined as more people stayed home from home or work and with gyms closed.
One respondent even said they gained a whopping 18kg.
53% ended up not exercising at all during the lockdown, however, 47% found some way to do so, such as turning to an online class.
Listen to the full on-air moment on Anele and the Club below...
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