Saturday 27th February 2021

From the Business Godparent

The Positives of Lockdown…

Fairly quickly into lockdown it was reported that alcohol sales skyrocketed, along with the consumption of homemade cakes. But with that said, it also appears now that as a nation we’ve pulled our socks up re our health overall, and there are some real plus points to this incarceration.

  1. Did you realise that more than 300,000 people have stopped smoking in the last few weeks? And for those who couldn’t actually stop altogether, nearly 2 1/2 million have cut down at least. (Joint Study YouGov and ASH).
  2. FLORA did a survey regarding eating habits and of the 2000 people they interviewed, 25% had increased the amount of fresh fruit and vegetables they are eating. Fewer sarnies munched on the hoof, we guess.
  3. And we mustn’t overlook the effect things have had on our environment. Air pollution decreased significantly whilst we weren’t all hopping in our cars. And this will have given wildlife a bit of breathing space, as well as helped those who suffer from asthma.
  4. Plus, with the only opportunity to get some fresh air being our single exercise outing each day, many of us made the most of the time we were allowed. Bike sales shot up five fold, and we’re pretty sure that more pairs of trainers were allowed to realise their true vocation at long last.

So all in all, therefore, you could say lockdown has at least led to some healthier habits. And that’s bound to have an impact on the amount of energy we have for moving our businesses forward, eh?!

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