Two in three Americans credit the past two years with teaching them how important their health really is. That’s according to a poll of 2,000 U.S. adults over 30, where just as many say weight loss is a “top health goal” for them over the next year.
In fact, 71 percent believe the pandemic has taught them to be more observant of their health. Since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020, 64 percent admit their physical health was affected Ñ half of all respondents add they’ve gained weight in the past two years. Of them, 52 percent gained between nine and 20 pounds. Commissioned by Nutrisystem and conducted by OnePoll, the study asked respondents how their health habits and goals today compare to a pre-pandemic world. Prior to March 2020, common health concerns included weight loss (33%), weight gain (33%), stress or burnout (31%), and mental health (27%). Now, stress, burnout (33%) and weight gain (31%) still bother a similar percentage of respondents.