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  • How are people staying fit while cooped up indoors?
  • How are people staying fit while cooped up indoors?
    Charles Fair (2020) ©

Why are people keen to exercise under lockdown?

Zoom dance classes, living room yoga, and hour-long walks have become common activities during COVID-19 lockdown. But how much are people really focusing on fitness? Canvas8 spoke to 16 people to find out how their attitudes towards exercise have changed as a result of the pandemic.

Location North America / Northern Europe

Whether they’re looking to hone their ‘summer body’, beat a personal best, or get a regular dopamine rush, many people consider exercise a passion – while others are filled with dread by the thought of heading to a gym. But as people notice the physical and mental toll of staying indoors during the COVID-19 pandemic, almost everyone is paying more attention to self-care practices to help stay sane.

Before lockdown orders were introduced, the daily commute formed the basis of many people’s physical activity. Without those trips to and from work, people are moving far less than ...



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