Lazy or COVID-19? – IOTW Report

Lazy or COVID-19?

Study Finds

It’s not just the world that has come to a screeching halt during COVID-19, many people feel their own bodies are slowing down too. A new study finds nearly one in five people believe their metabolism has slowed during the pandemic. More than half believe the crisis has altered their metabolism for good.

That’s according to a recent survey of 2,000 people, asking the public to describe how living through COVID has physically affected not just their health but their relationship to their own bodies as well. Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of V Shred Fitness, the survey also suggests that this problem has a connection to how much the pandemic has disrupted their usual level of activity. More

19 Comments on Lazy or COVID-19?

  1. Great. Now we’re fatter, dumber and lazier than ever.

    Therefore!!! What this country needs is the Chinese/Google social credit system on our phones that ties us to EVERYTHING, including the fridge and our food cupboards. Didn’t take enough steps today? Well!! Your freezer is on lock down. No Häagen-Dazs for you after dinner, fatty! Made a nasty comment about _______ (Democrats, BLM, Antifa, China, Biden…) on social media today? Your car won’t start. Voted Republican? You’re on the no-fly list, Mr. Deplorable. Straighten up and get with the program! Oh? You didn’t get your vaccine? You’re under arrest for reckless endangerment!! Bend over and spread ’em. Here comes the cotton swab. And roll up your sleeve for the JAB.

  2. Had the 2,000 people in the survey got up and protested the lockdowns, like some of us did, they wouldn’t be so fat, depressed, whatever.
    If it gets to the point where you need to find a shitty councilman’s personal cellphone number to call his ass and let him know, then do it.

  3. Get up off your ass and do something. One foot in front of the other. I’m past 70 yo and I walk every morning at least 5-6 miles a day everyday. I reached a point years ago when it was easy to lay around. There’s no excuse to be lazy except for that welfare check in the mail every month.

  4. They just need to change the spectrum on monitors, tablets, phone and TV, to put out more UVB. Ultraviolet B (UVB) rays hit cholesterol in the skin cells, providing the energy for vitamin D synthesis to occur.
    Our bodies would be healthier, just brain dead.
    Self employed, every day has been the same, if I don’t work I don’t get paid.
    What a novel idea…………

  5. Metabolism rises or slows by our activity.
    Food, alcohol, drugs, &c. can affect it but it’s basically a measure of whether or not we get off our asses and do something.

    (disclaimer: I’m a lazy old fart – formerly a Federal employee – and laziness is a requirement of both Federal and Union employment – and unemployment, come to think of it)

    izlamo delenda est …

  6. My sister has gotten pretty fat, I told her she looked like she had gained 50 lbs since last year. She told me she couldn’t figure out why, I told her maybe because for over a year you’ve been sitting on your ass ordering online.

    My brother got his second shot and is coughing and hacking and sounds like he can barely breathe.

    It’s almost funny.

  7. (From day ! I have said that getting people back to work will be much harder than anyone anticipates.)

    People are begging for help and nobody wants to work. I know a guy that owns a sandwich shop, he even raised the starting pay at $9/hr and he’s only had one taker who walked off the job after an hour because he said he thought all he would have to do is take orders, not make sandwiches or wash dishes that it would take three times that amount for him to wash dishes.

    I know a mechanic who has been trying to get help and told them they didn’t even have to have experience he would train them and pay them $25/hr and guarantee them 40 hrs a week and can’t get any takers.

  8. @Old Racist White Woman APRIL 22, 2021 AT 10:11 PM
    My brother got his second shot and is coughing and hacking and sounds like he can barely breathe.

    My wife got her second sacramental injection on Wednesday. She’s a full-fledged acolyte of the Church of the Virgin Virus now, and man is she proud of it. Her first order of business that day was to insult a contractor we both invited here for an estimate because he wouldn’t wear a mask, even though we were outside and 12 feet away from each other.

    Anyway, she’s on her self righteous holier than though high horse even though she’s been sick ever since getting the second jab.

    I don’t listen to her any more. I don’t try to argue any more.

    Oh, and against her will, the insulted contractor got the job.

  9. There was a guy at work who was about 5’10” and 425 pounds.
    He said he had a “slow” metabolism.
    At 4 PM (we were on 4-Midnight) he ate an 8-piece fried chicken meal to tide him over until dinner time! I said; “That could be what’s slowing your metabolism.” He said no, it was a medical condition.
    One of the nicer guys I’ve worked with – but – damn! He couldn’t go 15 minutes with shoving food into his mouth. Carried a bag of candy with him to log the equipment.
    So I’m a tad mistrustful of “metabolism” stuff.

    izlamo delenda est …


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