Asides the deaths caused and the halting of economic activities across the world due to the deadly coronavirus, the pandemic has seen a couple of lifestyle changes and trends set due to the lockdown order which was issued to stem the spread of the virus.
The ripple effect has been evident in both individuals and families, affecting them positively and negatively. For some, it’s a curse and for others, a blessing in disguise while presenting opportunities to learn and get new experiences. Below are a few lifestyle changes and trends caused by the pandemic you need to know.
Prior to this period, lots of married men would hang out at the bars with their friends in the evenings after work a.k.a 17:59. For most, they get home late leaving them with less time for their wives and kids.
Hence, this lockdown has given them the opportunity to bond with their family who will definitely be happy and thankful for this rare moment. You will be amazed at the sort of games and activities they enjoy together.
This period seems like a holiday for many and a great time to chill and enjoy themselves. On the contrary, not during this ‘corona times’. A lot of men have reduced consumption of alcoholic beverages and even those who have poor eating habits are beginning to consider eating healthy. They have come to terms with the new reality that is, even if they would drink, it’s very controlled!
Whether we like it or not, there has been an increasing demand for food supply since this lockdown began. Topping the needs of the populace and conversations is food! Since the people are home, they tend to eat more often and that means more supply when hunger sets in because they need to fill their tanks.
A person living a sedentary lifestyle is often sitting or lying down while engaged in an activity like reading, watching television, playing video games, or using a mobile phone/computer for much of the day.
With the lockdown, there is a low level or non-existent physical activity and it may increase the risks of certain cancers. Physical inactivity may lead to anxiety, depression, and has been shown to be a risk factor for certain cardiovascular diseases.
People who engage in more physical activity are less likely to develop coronary heart disease.
The order to “lockdown” obviously means “no more or very minimal outdoor activities”. Hence, a lot of businesses that were dependent on human traffic have suffered and are seeking alternatives to salvage the situation in a bid to save their investments.
However, a large number have taken advantage of social media and e-commerce platforms to push sales which will help reduce human-to-human transmission of the virus. The rest have taken a break till the pandemic is over.