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These New COVID Habits Are Secretly Giving You 'Step Debt'

ETNT Mind+Body Logo By Alexa Mellardo of ETNT Mind+Body | Slide 1 of 5: Everyone is more than anxious to move beyond life during the COVID-19 pandemic. It has definitely worn out its welcome, and "back to normal" sounds truly glorious. But no matter how much we get past the many changes the virus bestowed upon the world, many things have changed to influence lifestyles in not the best of ways. COVID life has created what's called a "step debt," which means physical activity has decreased because of the pandemic, and it's pretty detrimental to your health.There are many great changes that occurred for some individuals during the past couple of years. For instance, quarantining enabled some families to have extra time together at home. It also provided more time to get projects done and create and enjoy more functional, enjoyable living spaces. But other deficits have developed that can negatively impact your health and wellness.Eat This, Not That! spoke with Dr. Wesley Milks, a cardiologist and assistant professor of clinical medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, who explains, "The concept of step debt is how much less physical activity we may be getting these days. Many folks have changed their habits throughout the pandemic, and this can be from a variety of reasons."Read on to learn more about these unhealthy habits that are contributing to your step debt and how to address them. And next up, don't miss 100 Unhealthiest Foods On the Planet.Read the original article on Eat This, Not That!

These New COVID Habits Are Secretly Giving You 'Step Debt'

Everyone is more than anxious to move beyond life during the COVID-19 pandemic. It has definitely worn out its welcome, and "back to normal" sounds truly glorious. But no matter how much we get past the many changes the virus bestowed upon the world, many things have changed to influence lifestyles in not the best of ways. COVID life has created what's called a "step debt," which means physical activity has decreased because of the pandemic, and it's pretty detrimental to your health.

There are many great changes that occurred for some individuals during the past couple of years. For instance, quarantining enabled some families to have extra time together at home. It also provided more time to get projects done and create and enjoy more functional, enjoyable living spaces. But other deficits have developed that can negatively impact your health and wellness.

Eat This, Not That! spoke with Dr. Wesley Milks, a cardiologist and assistant professor of clinical medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, who explains, "The concept of step debt is how much less physical activity we may be getting these days. Many folks have changed their habits throughout the pandemic, and this can be from a variety of reasons."

Read on to learn more about these unhealthy habits that are contributing to your step debt and how to address them. And next up, don't miss 100 Unhealthiest Foods On the Planet.

Read the original article on Eat This, Not That!

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