“Corona fatness” 57% weight gain Expert “Fear of lifestyle-related diseases” June 2, 6:03
Isn't everyone getting "corona fat"? I think that many people have gone out due to the effects of the new coronavirus, but the survey results conclude that nearly 60% of people gained more weight than before. Experts point out that lack of exercise can easily lead to lifestyle-related diseases.
Link and Communication, a company that supports health promotion efforts, analyzed changes in body weight and body fat percentage for approximately 2,800 company employees who are using a health management app.
As a result, as of the 16th of last month,
57% of people increased their weight and
60% increased their body fat percentage compared to January.
Looking at weight,
▽ 32% of people increased less than 1 kg, but
▽ 1% increased by 26%, and some
▽ also increased nearly 10 kg.
In addition, the number of steps taken per day has also decreased significantly, with 79% of people not meeting the 8,000 steps a day recommended by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for disease prevention.
Experts on "Health management for companies with fear of diabetes and high blood pressure"
“Telework is becoming more widespread, while continued lack of exercise may lead to lifestyle-related diseases such as diabetes and hypertension.” Although there is concern about such secondary health damage, which is the highest priority, companies need to take measures such as working harder to manage their employees' health. "
Teleworking halves the number of steps
Masaya Ino (30), who lives in the suburbs of Tokyo and works for a major company, switched to telework from mid-April due to the spread of the new coronavirus, and is working almost at home.
Previously, I took a train from my house to work for about an hour and a half, and I often traveled to offices for meetings, so I could walk about 16,000 steps a day.
However, the number of steps is now less than half, and I went out only two times on the day of the interview, and only walked about 7,200 steps.
At home, he often sits at a computer and works in the same posture, feeling that his muscles are weak due to lack of exercise, and he has started to feel pain in his legs, waist, and joints.
Mr. Ino said, "I sometimes get stiff if I don't stand up and bend or stretch. I'm worried whether my physical strength will decline."
"Going out only once a week" "I have eaten more"
In the city, there were many people who said that he was leaning out and lacked exercise and gained weight.
A 55-year-old office worker man who is still doing telework said, "I think I gained about 3 kilometers. I used to walk 10,000 steps a day, but now I only walk about 2000 steps and go out. I only play golf once a week. "
A 41-year-old woman who works part-time said, "I was going out and I was lacking in exercise, but while I was eating more, I gained about 2 kilograms.
This time, an 18-year-old woman who entered a vocational school said, "I have become a little irregular in my life and have gained a little weight. I want to walk as much as possible."