How to break bad habits during coronavirus lockdown
Dr. Nicole Saphier breaks down bad habits caused by the coronavirus lockdown including binge eating and drinking and discusses how to break them.
As the coronavirus pandemic has kept Americans locked inside their homes for several months, it's become apparent that many people are picking up new and potentially dangerous habits.
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With more people turning to drinking as a coping mechanism, alcohol consumption has skyrocketed – online alcohol sales have risen 243 percent over the last year, according to Nielsen Data. In the third week of March, as the lockdown began, the industry saw a 55 percent increase in sales compared to 2019.
Dr. Nicole Saphier told FOX Business’ Cheryl Casone on "Mornings with Maria" that in order to break bad habits such as binge drinking, eating and excessive screen time, it’s important to begin limiting your intake.
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“As we all are well aware, there are long term consequences of regular and increased alcohol consumption,” she said. “So the recommendation is to not have any more than one glass of alcohol a day for women, one and a half to two for men. And it seems that people are having a lot more than that right now during the lockdown.”