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New Jersey Getting Less Exercise in Lockdown

New Jersey Getting Less Exercise in Lockdown

As the dog days of summer fade into fall, the spirit of change is in the air! With gyms set to re-open tomorrow in the Garden State, getting back in shape is hot on the brain. One summer study found that, like many Americans, New Jerseyans are getting less exercise since lockdown started.

Ezvid Wiki, a software and media website, specializes in everything from photography to pop culture news. Last month, they set out with a survey to see how the US is keeping healthy from home—and how the pandemic has affected fitness.

According to their poll, the average New Jerseyan is getting 36% less workout time now than before the pandemic hit. That said, at least they’re having fun; 57% said they’ve enjoyed taking it easy.

The Garden State is also far from the most affected. According to the same survey, Vermont has let go of exercise the most, with 67% of those polled saying workouts have fallen by the wayside.

Meanwhile, there’s no rest for the weary in Minnesota, where only 16% of respondents have reported any decline in their exercise habits. Through home workouts, plenty of Americans are still making the time to get physical.

But with so much good TV to watch, is it any wonder some of us are slipping? Survey results report that New Jerseyans have, on average, watched nearly 400 hours of television in lockdown.

New Jerseyans will once more be able to return to their gyms as of Tuesday, September 1st. Establishments must operate under limited capacity, and patrons are required to wear a face mask at all times.

To view the survey’s results broken down state-by-state, be sure to check out this interactive map.

For everything Garden State, keep up with HipNewJersey.com!

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Bridget McAllister

Born and raised in Scotch Plains, Bridget McAllister studied Television, Radio & Film at Syracuse University before returning to New Jersey in 2019. With a passion for multimedia production and a background in nonfiction and journalism, she loves learning more about all that goes on in her home state. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, painting, and writing for pleasure.

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