Published: 15th Apr 2020

Researchers at the University of East Anglia are launching a new project to track the health of the nation during lockdown, and they are looking for volunteers to take part. They will monitor and track how lifestyle behaviours change as a result of the lockdown and how this affects our physical and mental health. This will be investigated against the backdrop of social and policy changes – including the lifting or tightening of lockdown measures, as the pandemic unfolds. The research will take the form of an online survey – with questions on a range of lifestyle behaviours including physical activity, diet, sleep, smoking, drinking, and drug use. The research team plan to publish their findings in a rapid response format to inform current decision making, as well as future pandemic responses. Lead researcher Dr Caitlin Notley, from UEA’s Norwich Medical School, said: ‘People around the world have had to … (To read the full article, subscribe below)