Welsh have gained least weight since lockdown began, survey shows
People from Wales have gained the least amount of weight since the lockdown began, a survey has shown.
However, over 11% of respondents in Wales had put on a stone or more in weight since March.
The survey by Find Out Now asked people across the UK how much weight they had put on or lost since the lockdown began. The poll showed that the average person had put on 2.7 pounds.
In Wales, however, the average person had only put on 2.1 pounds. The region with the greatest weight gain was Scotland, with 3.8 pounds per person on average.
Other findings across the UK included:
- 45% of people reported gaining some weight
- 18% lost weight
- 37% reported no change
- 12% gained 1 stone or more.
- 40% of men gained weight, with 10% 1 stone or more
- 49% of women gained weight, with 14% 1 stone or more.
6,985 responses to “Roughly how has your body weight changed since lockdown began?” were collected on Saturday 6th of June.
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