The beginning of the coronavirus pandemic was marked by lockdowns confining most of us inside our homes. Whether we realized it or not, for most people these long periods of confinement had a negative impact on our healthy and active lifestyles, leading to significant reduction in activity, lethargy, and adoption of harmful postures.
The unusual circumstances also had a negative impact on the mental health of some people. Left with nothing much to do, for many it also increased screen time causing impaired sleep. In many cases, confinement inside homes and lack of activity impacted eating habits, leading to harmful health behaviours such as overeating, elevated alcohol and tobacco use, among others. Now, all these behaviours are associated with non-communicable diseases or what are called lifestyle diseases...read more