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How Undesired Weight Gain During the Pandemic Affects Mental Health

October 11, 2021
ABC Sacramento
Clinical Director Cory Adams shares why the pandemic has had a negative impact on those struggling with eating disorders.

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Research shows 61% of people have experienced some undesired weight gain during the pandemic, which can take a toll on mental health.

Clinical Director of Eating Recovery Center Sacramento Cory Adams said that weight gain is most likely due to the sedentary lifestyle many have picked up.

Gyms had to close and fitness classes were canceled, which minimized the outlet some had to get out and move their bodies. Also, isolation, depression and stress can lead to emotional eating.

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