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March 24, 2021

WHO Survey: 42% of US Adults Report Having Gained Unwanted Weight During Covid Lockdowns, Averaging 29 Pounds

There is a brightside, though:

Millennials gained an average of forty-one pounds.

Who knows, another ten years, maybe Gen Xers will outnumber Millennials.

Woke, fat, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.

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That kind of big weight gain sounds a little high.


A study just produced by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) says that people gained about one and a half pounds per month of the lockdowns.

A bit more than half of the weight gain that WHO reports.

People in the United States gained an average of 1.5 pounds per month during pandemic-related lockdowns last spring, according to a study published Monday by JAMA Network Open.

Participants in 37 states and Washington, D.C., monitored between Feb. 1 and June 1 last year added, on average, about 0.6 pound of body weight every 10 days after shelter-in-place orders were implemented in their areas, the data showed.

Assuming that we can extend this out for an entire year -- for those who've been in lockdown for an entire year -, that would be a gain of about 18 pounds over a year.

So if you've gained weight, I guess the good news is: Well, so did almost everyone.

"Many of us don't fully realize how much physical activity we routinely perform when we are more freely out and about in the world, whether walking up the stairs to a meeting room, walking to the bus or even standing on the subway," study co-author Dr. Gregory M. Marcus told UPI in an email.

"Clicking from one Zoom to another doesn't burn a lot of calories," and with food "more accessible, such as while working from home ... it's possible more calories are going to be consumed," said Marcus, associate chief of cardiology for research at the University of California-San Francisco.

A lot of people are now living "The Blogger Lifestyle," which is, yeah, not good for health. It's obesogenic, as the kids don't say.

However, in a second survey of 3,000 adults released by the American Psychological Association released earlier this month, 60% of respondents said they had undesired weight changes during the pandemic.

Some of those weight changes might be unplanned losses of weight, but most people are experiencing unhealthy weight changes.

But the Expert Class continues insisting this doesn't matter. Teen suicides don't matter. Chronic depression doesn't matter. Depression-caused drug overdoes doesn't matter.

The only thing that matters is stopping all transmission of a virus with a 99.6% survival rate.



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