Happy Tuesday! In today’s blog, I am providing you with some statistics and then I am tossing some questions to you! I was inspired to do so by today’s episode of my talk radio show WHY WEIGHT? that airs live at 2PM ET! It really caused me to look at the reality of where we are as humans with our mental and physical health. I hope that you will be curious about learning more!
According to an article from Boston University School of Public Health, “Depression among adults in the United States tripled in the early 2020 months of the global coronavirus pandemic—jumping from 8.5 percent before the pandemic to a staggering 27.8 percent. New research from Boston University School of Public Health reveals that the elevated rate of depression has persisted into 2021, and even worsened, climbing to 32.8 percent and affecting 1 in every 3 American adults” (McCoy).
QUESTION #1: Do you feel depressed? Do you feel exhausted mentally from two years of living through the pandemic? Do you feel down or blue? Do you lack motivation?
QUESTION #2: What are you doing about it? What is ONE small step you can take to feel better?
The average person gained 29 pounds during the pandemic. The average person who was previously overweight gained 50 pounds during this time.
QUESTION #1: Did you gain weight during COVID? If so, how much? How does your body feel with that extra weight?
QUESTION #2: What did you do specifically that resulted in weight gain…be honest? What is ONE small step you can take to lose weight starting TODAY?
People experienced difficulty sleeping, including nightmares and interrupted sleep.
QUESTION #1: Have you noticed an interruption or change in your sleep patterns over the last two years? What are they specifically? How is that affecting you mentally and physically?
QUESTION #2: Are you getting the recommended amount of sleep for your age?
ADULTS 18-60 YEARS OLD= 7+ HOURS/NIGHT
ADULTS 61-64 YEARS OLD= 7-9 HOURS/NIGHT
ADULTS 65 YEARS OLD= 7-8 HOURS/NIGHT
I hope these 3 facts help you to be more aware of some trends over the last two years so that you can be proactive with your health to take small steps to move forward to a better mental and physical version of yourself. I’d love to work with you one on one to coach you to better health, so contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) to set up a free discovery session so that we can get started! You are worth the work!
You’ve got this!
YOU CAN WATCH TODAY’S EPISODE OF WHY WEIGHT? with this link!
McCoy, Jillian. “Depression Rates in US Tripled When the Pandemic First Hit—Now, They’re Even Worse.” Boston University, 7 October 2021.