[Hong Kong – 30th October 2020]
ESDlife conducted a survey for Sun Life Hong Kong to find out the “Changing Eating Habits of Hongkongers during COVID-19”. 916 local respondents aged between 20 and 55 were interviewed through online questionnaire in September this year. With the hit of the pandemic and social restrictions, it imposes a change in lifestyle which has led people to spend more time indoors. The survey revealed that more than half (55%) Hongkongers gained weight and over 40% ate more snacks during the pandemic. 41% of respondents admitted that they had no exercise habits at all.
In regard to Hongkongers’ eating behavior, Registered Dietitian Vivien Liu pointed out an unbalanced diet together with a severe lack of exercise is easy to gain weight and may increase the risk of diabetes.