Poll Shows People Are Picking Up Healthy New Habits As a Result of Being Home in Pandemic

Brits have been creating some healthy new routines in recent months, with many picking up at least five new rituals as a result of being home so much this year.

A survey of 2,000 adults revealed that more than a third have picked up and embraced good habits during lockdown.

And seven in 10 said their newfound rituals have made them feel happy and secure, with 65 percent believing that how they feel day-to-day has improved.

64 percent claim they are exercising more and two-thirds of those folks say their wellbeing has improved. 65 percent also said eating a balanced diet helped.

The survey, commissioned by the Japanese probiotic company Yakult, also revealed almost eight in 10 intend to stick with the changes they have made recently.

The study by OnePoll also found that throughout the lockdown, fondness for the outdoors increased, with 29 percent embracing more time spent with nature.

Baking and cooking from scratch also rose in popularity, with one in four introducing this ritual into their lives.

It also emerged that 31 percent have developed a penchant for decluttering their homes.

And, 18 percent of respondents are calming their mind through meditating or exploring mindfulness during this unsettling period.

Being at home so much more and needing to feel more organized and in control were the main reasons Britons claim to have picked up new habits and rituals—along with simply having more time on their hands.

Do you have any wellness tips or tricks you’d like other GNN readers to know? We’d love to hear about any healthy new routines and habits you might have picked up through the pandemic.