Covid-19: ‘Less exercise and more TV’ than first lockdown.

Another reason why Gyms need to open it’s that simple.

Two-fifths of people say they are doing less exercise in this lockdown than during the first one in spring 2020, a large UK survey suggests.
About a fifth of people say they are watching more TV, streaming more films and gaming more.
Meanwhile a third report working more, but volunteering and time spent on hobbies has decreased.
Scientists suggest people have found this period tougher and are more focused on coping with their lives.
‘Novelty wearing thin’
Lead researcher, Dr Daisy Fancourt, from University College London, said: “It is not surprising that the current lockdown has seen fewer people exercising than the first, taking place as it does during the winter months.
“But this is still a cause for concern, as exercise can boost not just physical, but also mental, wellbeing.