‘Pandemic body’ and ‘pandemic mind’ are real

“Pandemic bod” is a thing. This week the American Psychological Association released its latest Stress in America findings (pretty charts of stressed AF stick figures here), an ongoing snapshot of the minds and bodies of Americans. It’s not good. Let’s just say that if your body, sleep, and anxiety circumstances are a hot mess, you’re right on par. Here are the highlights:


  • 42% of adults have gained more weight than wanted in the last year, averaging 29 pounds (the median weight gain was 15 pounds)
    • of those, 10% have gained more than 50 pounds
  • 18% have lost more weight than wanted (median weight loss was 12 pounds)


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