Results for - This is what happens to your body over months in isolation

3,128 voters participated in this survey

Since the pandemic officially began in March, we've been told staying home is the best way to avoid catching Covid-19. And it is. But life in confinement can cause physical ailments on its own.

1. You start losing muscle. A week homebound, whether you're working, eating or sleeping, may feel comforting and necessary. But all the inactivity can undo hard-won progress. That's because it can take months to build muscle and just one week to lose it. Have you noticed any muscle loss since the pandemic started?

Yes
32%
981 votes
No
52%
1,606 votes
Undecided
17%
520 votes

2. Your heart and lungs get weaker if you're not exercising, you're not raising your heart rate. And when your heart isn't pumping as hard, it gets weaker. The same thing happens to your lungs when you're inactive. Exercise is the only key to improve both heart and lung function. If you do not exercise regularly, would this piece of info make you want to start?

Yes
52%
1,610 votes
No
14%
448 votes
Undecided
15%
475 votes
Not Applicable
19%
574 votes

3. You gain fat. If you're home all day, every day, you're likely feet away from your pantry. Depending on your perspective, that's either convenient or dangerous. Did you gain fat during the pandemic?

Yes
35%
1,096 votes
No
49%
1,513 votes
Undecided
16%
498 votes

4. Your posture is affected. We all have a seated position we subconsciously sink into -- slumped forward, shoulders hunched; spine curled, neck bent. But sitting and lying down all day can seriously affect your posture and strain your back, neck, shoulders, hips and eyes. Have you suffered any strained muscles due to your posture during the pandemic?

Yes
32%
1,000 votes
No
52%
1,606 votes
Undecided
16%
501 votes

5. Your sleep suffers. Getting enough sunlight in the morning helps synchronize your body's circadian rhythm. So if you're shut in all week or working in the dark, your sleep might suffer, too. Have you had sleep issues since the pandemic started?

Yes
40%
1,227 votes
No
47%
1,447 votes
Undecided
14%
433 votes
09/28/2020 Health & Fitness 3128 50 By: Tellwut

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