In a new survey, 52 percent of people in the UK say they have put on weight during lockdown. In what many people refer to as the “Lockdown Stone”, the UK’s waistline has exploded with more and more people becoming couch potatoes due to the pandemic.
If you are one of the people affected by the “Lockdown Stone”, here are some tips for how to improve your health and lose those extra lockdown pounds. Let’s face it – with nothing to do and no one to impress, it’s easy to pile up pounds.
During lockdown in the UK, the highlight of most of our days is eating our favourite takeaways to cheer ourselves up. Pair that up with munching on our favourite, unhealthy snacks each day and you can see why this has affected half of the population. Simply put, we are moving far less but eating much more. But now lockdown is over, how do you lose the weight you gained?
As we have addressed many times on this site, there is a mystery to losing weight. If you want to lose that lockdown stone, all you have to do is eat healthier and move a little more. Ditch those weight-loss teas, fad diets, and Facebook fitness plans and listen to advice that works.
And guess what? All our advice is free. This means you have no excuse, even when there’s a global pandemic going on.
For those who have an unhealthy relationship with food, periods of uncertainty like the coronavirus outbreak can lead to increase anxiety. It’s well known that an awful lot of people use food as their coping mechanism. With gyms closed over the last 3 months and normal diets scrapped, a lot of people have suddenly felt vulnerable.
Why should I lose the weight I gained during lockdown?
There are many benefits to losing weight. If you’re overweight, losing weight can reduce your risk of many serious health problems.
Being overweight leads to a higher risk of:
- high blood pressure
- type 2 diabetes
- some types of cancer
- heart disease
- back pain
On top of that, it’s important to remember that if you are overweight, contracting coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms and complications.
So if you want to lose a pound of weight or a stone of weight, then follow our healthy eating guides and advice.