Reducing the lock down weight gain
Life in lock down has caused others to overeat and gain weight, a trend known as the “COVID-15.”
Yet even subtle improvements will get you back into shape, suggests a weight loss expert.
“COVID-19 has changed the way we eat, what we eat and how we spend our day,” said Dr. Peter Jian, an assistant professor of family and community medicine at Houston’s Baylor College of Medicine.
“Unfortunately this meant fewer healthy options for some of us,” Jian said in a news release for Baylor.
Jian gave these tips to get the extra pounds off and stick to a healthier lifestyle:
Develop a passion for cooking
Or start a new hobby to stay active. “Use this time as an opportunity to focus on the things we can do and become healthier,” Jian said.
Remain physically fit
If you dread going to the gym, consider riding, hiking, and walking outside. You can even enter an online fitness program.
Eat wholesome food
When shopping in person, select items that are new and ideally from organic. Stay away from foods that are prepackaged and refined.
Aim for small changes
Undertake new dietary and exercise habits slowly. This way, you will be able to accept your plan and sustain them over longer terms.
Keep away from “popular” diets
Some of these projects aren’t scientific and may be detrimental to your health. If you have trouble losing weight, check with your doctor.
“It’s a very challenging time, but I think the best we can do is focus on the positive and focus on the things we can control, and the things we can do that have a positive effect on our own health,” said Jian.