Canadians Say They've Been Gaining Weight & Boozing More Than Americans During The Pandemic
North Americans just revealed how their lifestyles have changed during the pandemic.
It's safe to say that all of our lives have changed significantly over the duration of the pandemic. A new study by Leger compares the COVID-19 lifestyle changes between Canadians and Americans and it looks like Canadians are feeling a little worse off than their neighbours to the south.
In fact, 29% of Canadian respondents said they are "worse off now than before the pandemic," whereas only 23% of Americans said the same.
According to the findings, 39% of Canadians asked said they gained weight, 16% said their alcohol consumption went up, and 37% said their level of exercise went down. Apparently, the Canadians who said they gained weight had gained 16 pounds on average.
In comparison, only 26% of American respondents said they gained weight, 12% said they've been drinking more alcohol, and 20% have been exercising less.
Taking a closer look at the changes in Canadians' lifestyles, the highest number of people reported gaining weight in Alberta and reported increasing alcohol consumption the most in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.