UAE: About 50% of residents gained weight since pandemic, survey shows

Nearly half of the UAE residents have gained weight since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic last year, according to a survey released by YouGov.

Conducted across 17 markets around the globe, the survey results showed that 49 percent of the UAE residents gained weight, becoming the third-highest after Mexico (56 percent) and Italy (51 percent).

Almost two-thirds – 64 percent – of respondents cited lack of exercise or physical activity as a contributing factor, while 43 percent of them said “eating too much” was also a key factor.


Khaleej Times
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