Whether people are working from home, essential workers on the frontlines, at home more because they are in a high-risk group, unemployed or caring for relatives, many people are eating more and exercising less since the pandemic began.
Many social and environmental factors contribute to someone’s ability to maintain a healthy diet, including whether they have regular access to healthy food. Adults with low household income are significantly more likely to have excess weight compared to middle- or high-income adults.
A study at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health hopes to answer the question – could your significant other help you lose weight you have gained during the COVID-19 quarantine?
Whether it’s due to lack of access to a gym, increased stress or decreased free time, you may have gained weight during the coronavirus pandemic. UW-Health doctors are researching whether your significant other could help you lose weight. We discuss the study and how to stay healthy during this time.