Pandemic Rust?

Three in four Americans have recently suffered an injury while working out – and a new study suggests the pandemic is to blame. The survey of 2,000 U.S. adults reveals that nearly seven in 10 abandoned their fitness routines during the pandemic. While 88 percent are determined to return to their pre-pandemic form, getting back into shape has proven to be far more daunting than expected.

Over half the poll (56%) say an injury in the past is to blame for not getting back into their favorite physical activities, and 41 percent blame the pandemic. Setbacks such as wearing masks during workouts (60%), catching COVID-19 (58%), and changing the types of exercises they would need to do (57%) impacted their exercise routines