Lifestyle changes during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic

Esther T van der Werf, Martine Busch, Miek C Jong, H J Rogier Hoenders, ‘Lifestyle changes during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional survey in the Netherlands’,, DOI: 10.1186/s12889-021-11264-z, National Library of Medicine (2021 Jun 25)

During the Covid-19 pandemic the Dutch government implemented its so-called ‘intelligent lockdown’ in which people were urged to leave their homes as little as possible and work from home. This life changing event may have caused changes in lifestyle behaviour, an important factor in the onset and course of diseases. (…) Findings suggest that the coronavirus crisis resulted in a healthier lifestyle in one part and, to a lesser extent, in an unhealthier lifestyle in another part of the Dutch population.