Experts weigh in on how to limit quarantine weight gain

The “freshmen 15,” that inevitable weight gain the first year of college, is attributed to multiple factors, including a new environment, different routine, greater access to junk food and alcohol and a lot more stress. Sound familiar?

The coronavirus pandemic appears to have many of the same effects, shaking up schedules, making gyms inaccessible and turning binge-watching into a viable alternative for passing time. Pantries are full of comfort food, and it’s always 5 o’clock at the home bar. And that means the fear of gaining the “COVID-15” is real.

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April 16, 2020