Obesity Rates Rise During Pandemic Due to Stress, Job Loss, Sedentary Lifestyle

Obesity Rates Rise During Pandemic Due to Stress, Job Loss, Sedentary Lifestyle

Okay, we’ll admit it: The pandemic has had an effect on pretty much every aspect of our lives, more specifically — our waistline.

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed over 16 states now have obesity rates of 35% or higher in just the last year. It’s clear most Americans have gained weight since Covid-19 started, obviously due to the stress and troubles that followed the pandemic. Job loss and overall income loss that once contributed to a healthy lifestyle is now much harder, and these rates are rising faster among racial minorities.

Obesity’s growing prevalence goes largely unrecognized or untreated especially during difficult times such as these, and reduced access to recreation and healthier eating makes it even more likely for children as well as adults to gain weight.

Where is the silver lining in these statistics? Well, as your health insurance agency, we’re able to take a look at your health coverage and see how we can help not only save you money on your monthly premiums, but let you know about different offerings from your insurance coverage. Some insurance plans offer gym membership discounts and other healthier alternative incentives — just a step in the right direction to healthier living!

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