A recent study has identified the link between physical activity and eating habits. A report by Italian researchers found that during the COVID-19 pandemic, physical activity declined significantly. The researchers found that mandated restrictions and social distancing reduced regular physical activity. Furthermore, there was an increase in meals consumed. Although the correlation between physical activity and healthy eating habits is not clear, the authors suggest that the association between physical activity and eating habits can be improved with more research.
Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on fruit consumption
The COVID-19 pandemic impacted food distribution around the world. The global lockdown on food distribution has affected the consumption of fruits and vegetables. According to an international survey, dietary changes were affected more by personal preferences than specific COVID-19 restrictions. While some participants reported increases in vegetable consumption, others reported decreases. In both cases, they reported switching from fresh to frozen or canned vegetables. While these changes affect overall fruit and vegetable consumption, individual factors became more pronounced.
The Global Food Security Organization (WFP) has declared the COVID-19 pandemic a worldwide emergency. As a result, countries around the world have implemented travel and contact restrictions, curfews, and store closures to combat the epidemic. These measures have negatively affected many households and their purchasing power. However, the looming threat of COVID-19’s resurgence is still a factor to be considered.
Effects of physical activity on healthy eating habits among Moroccan adolescents
In the present study, we explored the lifestyle and dietary habits of adolescents in southern Morocco during the COVID-19 epidemic. Due to the confinement caused by the epidemic, adolescents engaged in low-intensity physical activity, leading to boredom and stress. The study showed that optimal nutrition improves both physical and mental health. It is important to identify the dietary habits of adolescents in order to … Read more