Can a pandemic make you healthier?

We are all aware of the numerous changes we have been presented with as a result of the pandemic we are still finding ourselves in. We have experienced alterations to our jobs, school, relationships, recreational activities, and socializing in general, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we continue to be confronted with new and abstract changes to things we once perceived to be normal.

Despite the shittiness of the changes COVID-19 has forced us to adapt to, there are some positives that can and have come from this situation. And, apparently, being healthier is one of these positives for folks over in the U.K., says an article from The Good News Network.

“Brits have been creating some healthy new routines in recent months, with many picking up at least five new rituals as a result of being home so much this year.

“A survey of 2,000 adults revealed that more than a third have picked up and embraced good habits during lockdown.

“And seven in 10 said their newfound rituals have made them feel happy and secure, with 65 percent believing that how they feel day-to-day has improved.

“64 percent claim they are exercising more and two-thirds of those folks say their wellbeing has improved. 65 percent also said eating a balanced diet helped.

“The survey, commissioned by the Japanese probiotic company Yakult, also revealed almost eight in 10 intend to stick with the changes they have made recently.

“The study by OnePoll also found that throughout the lockdown, fondness for the outdoors increased, with 29 percent embracing more time spent with nature.

“Baking and cooking from scratch also rose in popularity, with one in four introducing this ritual into their lives.

“It also emerged that 31 percent have developed a penchant for decluttering their homes.

“And, 18 percent of respondents are calming their mind through meditating or exploring mindfulness during this unsettling period,” the article explains.

Never lose sight of positivity, folks.

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2 thoughts on “Can a pandemic make you healthier?

  1. Interesting and I think for some people the lockdown has definitely been beneficial, due to the increased amounts of time that some people have. Although I also think that for those, especially those who were already struggling beforehand, the pandemic would have taken an enormous toll on their mental health.

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