The study asked 2,000 Americans about their time in lockdown and how they’re holding up. Sixty-two percent of the respondents reported their days all feel the same, so they are having a difficult time focusing throughout each day.
Just over half of those polled were also in agreement that the days are moving by so fast, they always feel tired.
The study conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Tru Niagen also found that six in 10 respondents are complaining about feeling more lethargic throughout the day during lockdown. And nearly half of respondents are also worried they may not be able to focus like they used to before the pandemic.
As the respondents continue to shelter in place, they say they are turning to new hobbies to stay active and maintain their mental and physical health.
Forty-six percent of respondents said their key to keeping their minds active during quarantine is simply picking up a book and another four in 10 are opting to exercise more to give themselves a boost.
Respondents are also utilizing some classic hobbies as well, 37% are finishing puzzles and 31% are doing crosswords. Thirty one percent of those polled also reported trying out new vitamins and supplements as an attempt to stay mentally active during the quarantine.
“Not all supplements are created equal,” said Dr. Andrew Shao, Ph.D. “Before starting any supplement routine, it’s important to evaluate what your current health needs are and which supplements you should take to optimize your health. Supplements are, after all, supplemental.”
Fifty-six percent of respondents, however, said they’re overwhelmed by the amount of health and wellness products that are available to them.
Even though respondents may feel overwhelmed at times, 65% said they try to research vitamins and supplements themselves before speaking to their doctors about adding them to their wellness routines.
And with their doctor’s guidance, 83% believe they’ve created an efficient vitamin and supplement regimen as a part of their overall wellness routine.
“There has never been a more important time to prioritize our health and well-being,” says Dr. Alyssa Dweck, MS, MD, FACOG and spokesperson for ChromaDex. “Small steps towards a healthier lifestyle must include making thoughtful dietary and supplement choices, incorporating regular exercise and managing stress.
TOP ACTIVITIES PEOPLE ARE DOING TO STAY SHARP DURING LOCKDOWN
• Reading – 46%
• Exercising more regularly – 40%
• Puzzles – 37%
• Watching documentaries – 36%
• Board games – 33%
• Taking a new vitamin or supplement – 31%
• Crossword puzzles – 31%
• Learning a new skill / hobby – 28%
• Sudoku – 17%
• Learning a new language – 17%