Our Bad Habits Increased At The Start Of The Pandemic

We really let ourselves go during the early days of the pandemic.

A new study shows Americans drank and smoked more, exercised less and spent more time in front of the TV or computer after the pandemic hit.

Researchers at UCLA found alcohol consumption increased by 23-percent and smoking by nine-percent, compared to pre-pandemic levels. Exercise fell by almost a third and screen time jumped by 60-percent.

The study says almost 80-percent of Americans looked at a screen for more than four hours a day during the pandemic.

Now research will be done to see if the bad habits stuck or if we are even worse now.