Covid-19: 'Less exercise and more TV' than first lockdown
29/01/2021 | news | health | 711
People are spending less time on hobbies and volunteering in the current lockdown, researchers say.
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29/01/2021 10:17:18 521 31
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Nothing to do with it being winter and raining half the time then?
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29/01/2021 10:22:09 158 14
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To be fair, they do say that..... but they're right, the "novelty" has worn through, not wearing thin. Lockdown, Brexit, winter, job insecurity, cabin fever, schools and nurseries closed and no sign of a break on the horizon......
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Bob
29/01/2021 10:24:54 29 6
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Yep. I wonder how all those people who responded to the polls and surveys saying they will give up their car, continue to exercise and enjoy the sound of birds would respond today.

All the articles from summer mentioning all of that and more were inevitably going to look stupid in the winter.

The public are too short-sighted.
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29/01/2021 10:48:50 35 3
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I love the 'Novelty wearing thin' bit haha what novelty? i've hated every second of lockdown
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29/01/2021 10:53:00 21 5
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You should apply for a research grant. I'm going to - see if can get away with stating the bloody obvious.
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29/01/2021 10:59:16 4 10
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Yes, those are amongst the factors - as was clearly stated in the article that you obviously didn't bother reading properly!
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29/01/2021 11:24:02 4 9
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They should deny the COVID vaccine to anyone with a BMI over 30. That might encourage a few more fat people to take some responsibility for theur health and get their hand out of the cookie jar and get out for a run.
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29/01/2021 11:25:23 5 0
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Nope: it's working hard to maintain the delivery of a quality education to university students - just as it has been since March last year.

Fed up with the assumption that 'lockdown' equates to 'loads of free time' - not for everyone!
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29/01/2021 11:26:19 4 1
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Yes, a similar study last week found that footfall in shops was down on this time last year. Nothing to do with the shops being shut.
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29/01/2021 11:31:10 1 1
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January usually leads to a health boost!
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29/01/2021 11:32:34 4 1
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Doesnt take a genuis to tell you that Winter/rain/cold is less atttractive for gardening/outdoor activities than Spring was! That and we have all had enough of being locked up like prisoners, even if for our own good!
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29/01/2021 11:54:15 0 0
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That was my first thought. 10,000 steps a day are easier in dry weather than when it's pouring with rain or there is slushy snow and slippery ice on the ground
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Ian
29/01/2021 12:16:24 0 0
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You can't expect journalists to understand such things. It's like when there is a record breaking amount of something influenced by people, journalists always fail to make the connection to the population growth rate. The reason is they always ignore whatever doesn't generate hype and sensationalism.
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29/01/2021 13:06:32 0 0
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There has been a marked ramp up of the fear mongering. The number of people jumping in the road when a passerby comes along 5m away has gone up exponentially. It's absolutely absurd. How do we ever get back to a socially acceptable number of deaths that we live with every year with this mass psychoses. All because there is no exit strategy and the Government is invested in pointless mass testing.
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29/01/2021 13:06:39 0 0
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And freezing cold the other half!
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Sue
29/01/2021 13:28:08 0 0
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my thoughts exactly, been awful weather this time.
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29/01/2021 13:36:01 0 0
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Yeah it was spring last March April and walking or going out to exercise was enjoyable. Today it's bucketing down and cold which is no incentive to go out !
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29/01/2021 10:17:59 90 11
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Probably something to do with it being winter and not spring.
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29/01/2021 10:22:39 53 5
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And very wet weather....
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29/01/2021 10:18:00 2 3
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About the same. 30 minutes exercise, and virtually no TV.
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29/01/2021 10:18:55 269 33
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Another pointless BBC article. 1st lockdown was summer. Here in Aberdeen it's barely been above freezing since mid November and it's dark by 4pm. What do they expect with closing down all the gyms and fitness centres? Jeezo .......
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29/01/2021 10:22:10 47 220
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Really? Summer? I thought lockdown was introduced on 23rd March? Very early Spring in my books.

Of course you know better as classic BBC-basher....
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29/01/2021 11:08:57 7 1
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"19% said they watched more TV or streamed more films, compared with 13% who reported watching less TV"

So basically only 6% more TV is being watched; I would suggest this is not really the biggest part of the story and should not really be in the headline.
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29/01/2021 11:31:16 4 1
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I used to live in Aberdeen - it's not that bad! When the sun shines (and, come on, it does) the granite looks just grand.
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29/01/2021 11:39:56 5 6
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You don't need gyms or fitness centres. You just need discipline.
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29/01/2021 11:43:32 2 0
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Plus stopping all outdoor sports but keeping fast food outlets open!! Thus, leading to even more obesity which is the main cause of deaths with this virus. Absolute madness
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29/01/2021 11:42:08 1 0
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Is March summer now?
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29/01/2021 11:48:56 2 3
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Not so pointless that you couldn't be bothered to visit this page, scroll down and spend time commenting on it.

Personally, speaking the friends and family, I think that the article is spot on and reflects what many of us are feeling at the moment.

But never mind, some people just want to whine about the BBC because there's a letter "Y" in the weekday.
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29/01/2021 11:49:53 1 1
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Exactly, you wonder what we pay the BBC for? And those researchers .
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29/01/2021 13:15:54 0 1
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Wouldn't call it a pointless article.

You're correct about the gyms and fitness centres though. I've contacted 3 of my local MSPs on the issue and only 1 got back to me.

As far as I can see it, the fact that our Gvmt (both Scottish and UK) have deemed gyms and fitness centres "non-essential" tells us all we need to know about public health in this country. Fkd!
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29/01/2021 13:39:07 1 1
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Why do the Tory Bots always have to get on their high horse and start criticising the BBC for reporting the news?!
Removed
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29/01/2021 10:19:04 9 8
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OOOOOOOOHHHHHH I WONDER IF ANY OF THESE GENIUSES CAN FIGURE OUT WHY EXACTLY?????!!!!!?????!!!
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29/01/2021 10:19:06 71 6
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It has been minus 5 here. First lockdown was 25 degrees.
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29/01/2021 10:19:59 2 6
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"British winter cold and wet as usual says BBC"
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29/01/2021 10:20:08 87 10
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The reason probably is more people are feeling down and cannot see any way out of this mess in the near future, thus finding the motivation difficult

It's probably now more than ever to increase your exercise rather than decrease it.
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29/01/2021 10:48:57 19 60
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Yes, poor things, not being able to stream an exercise class.
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29/01/2021 11:59:30 4 0
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The weather clearly plays a part but the statement "Researchers say the overall trends suggest the levels of satisfaction with life has deteriorated in recent weeks" certainly holds true.

The uptake of the revised "clap for heroes" is a clear indication of the public mood.
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29/01/2021 10:20:13 16 6
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From what I see this lock down isn't being taken as seriously as the first one. The amount of traffic on the roads tells me that much.
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29/01/2021 10:22:11 7 13
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What were YOU doing out and about ?
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Bob
29/01/2021 10:23:05 12 1
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Hundreds of thousands of people taking journeys to get vaccinated. Shops open for click and collect. Tradesmen can continue to work. Nurseries open. Owing to more people permitted to work, more people in schools. The lockdown isn't as strict as the first.
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29/01/2021 10:20:28 3 3
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This exactly why Hockey Hamsters was formed ahead of the latest lockdown. People do not like exercising in colder weather and are getting Covid weary. Motivation to go out is difficult so we must try small things to get people out.
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Bob
29/01/2021 10:20:36 11 4
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Weather. And this is exactly as predicted. Plenty of guff polls and surveys toward the end of and just after the first lockdown about how people said they're going to give up their cars, enjoy the countryside more, and how they discovered the joy of exercise.

As said at the time - ask them again when it is pouring with rain and -3 outside.
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29/01/2021 10:20:36 3 6
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Good to know that such vital research is being quietly conducted in the background to this Winter-time (that's a free clue) crisis; and even more, that the wonderful BBC picks up the baton to scratch and article about it.

Still I suppose it keeps a few people off the streets.
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29/01/2021 10:21:59 1 5
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BBC shows it exceptional skill set again .....
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29/01/2021 10:20:39 72 5
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Might have put a few pounds on....but there's still nothing worth watching on telly most of the time. Daytime tv is enough to depress anyone....
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29/01/2021 10:23:26 29 3
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And repeated so much, a lot of people know many programs word for word
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29/01/2021 12:45:41 4 0
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Not sure about daytime TV, as I never switch on until the evening. But my vote for the worst TV schedule goes to Saturday night. Celebrities dancing, ice skating, singing, quizzing, baking, touring the world at our expense. Thank goodness for the invention of the DVD player.
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Da
29/01/2021 10:21:02 10 12
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This just isn't sustainable.

whether you agree with lockdowns or not, there's no denying it has now got to the point that the most vulnerable are vaccinated so after this long, lockdowns will do far more harm than good.

There's no money left, people mental health is at an all time low and were sacrificing people to all other diseases like cancer.

This kids is what fascism is.
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29/01/2021 10:21:03 6 3
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Shutting down golf courses and other similar activities where social distancing measures had been put in place and were working very effectively didn’t help the lack of exercise now being witnessed. It will be another detriment to the long term health of the nation.
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29/01/2021 10:21:44 15 7
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Less exercise = less people going outdoors

But HYS grump authoritarians will still moan.
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29/01/2021 10:21:46 8 3
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And people posting even more comments here as well?

I would be out now doing exercise but it is raining in London. And not so easy to get out for a brisk walk, while holding an umbrella.
And isn't it normal to all do exercise while also holding a large coffee?
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29/01/2021 10:21:47 3 1
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Of cause we are doing less exercise, first lock down was in the spring, it was light before or after work/and or home schooling and the weather was great.
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29/01/2021 10:21:48 6 3
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Ita the winter! My word please say we are not paying people to tell us the bloomin' obvious!
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29/01/2021 10:23:49 7 3
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As in: "It is not surprising that the current lockdown has seen fewer people exercising than the first, taking place as it does during the winter months."

It helps to actually read the article....
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29/01/2021 10:20:36 3 6
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Good to know that such vital research is being quietly conducted in the background to this Winter-time (that's a free clue) crisis; and even more, that the wonderful BBC picks up the baton to scratch and article about it.

Still I suppose it keeps a few people off the streets.
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29/01/2021 10:21:59 1 5
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BBC shows it exceptional skill set again .....
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29/01/2021 10:22:05 3 8
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THE LAST LOCK DOWN WAS DURING THE WINTER THE FIRST DURING THE SPRING HAS THE BBC FINALLY LOST IT ?
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29/01/2021 10:17:18 521 31
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Nothing to do with it being winter and raining half the time then?
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29/01/2021 10:22:09 158 14
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To be fair, they do say that..... but they're right, the "novelty" has worn through, not wearing thin. Lockdown, Brexit, winter, job insecurity, cabin fever, schools and nurseries closed and no sign of a break on the horizon......
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29/01/2021 10:33:51 4 1
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and the bad news ? lol
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29/01/2021 10:48:36 22 15
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What's Brexit got to do with it? Also, before you shout the inevitable, I did vote remain.
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29/01/2021 11:04:44 7 2
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Its a common misconception schools are closed, many parents are finding ways of sending them in, some are 75% full every day.
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29/01/2021 12:40:23 0 0
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Why Brexit?
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29/01/2021 12:41:25 0 0
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Could you please explain to me exactly what has Brexit got to do with people exercising less and watching more tv?
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29/01/2021 10:22:10 6 4
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It's winter; the first lockdown was in the Spring. Is it surprising that that there is less exercise and more TV? Is this really a news item, BBC??????
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29/01/2021 10:24:27 5 6
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Try to actually read the article...
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29/01/2021 10:18:55 269 33
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Another pointless BBC article. 1st lockdown was summer. Here in Aberdeen it's barely been above freezing since mid November and it's dark by 4pm. What do they expect with closing down all the gyms and fitness centres? Jeezo .......
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29/01/2021 10:22:10 47 220
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Really? Summer? I thought lockdown was introduced on 23rd March? Very early Spring in my books.

Of course you know better as classic BBC-basher....
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29/01/2021 10:34:29 63 0
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One of the best springs we have had in many years. April/May were like summer days.
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29/01/2021 10:40:01 49 4
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During the 1st lockdown the weather was more conducive to outdoor exercise due to starting in early Spring time and continuing through the Summer months...

That better for you Captain Pedantic...?
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29/01/2021 10:40:20 32 11
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Bore off you infantile troll, haven't you got school work to do?
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29/01/2021 10:54:10 9 3
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I believe you work for the BBC as I went to school with you
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29/01/2021 11:15:45 9 4
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Pedant Alert
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29/01/2021 11:32:46 6 0
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Yes lock down was in March but the days were really quite sunny
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29/01/2021 11:40:31 4 0
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It may well have been early spring but the weather was better than in the summer!
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29/01/2021 11:52:58 3 2
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I was outside pretty much every day, all day in first lock down. I painted all the exterior wood on the house. The weather was superb right from the start. Now it's just raining everyday and I've 3 inches of slush outside the house.

The BBC's capacity for lazy click-bait journalism knows no bounds.
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29/01/2021 11:53:26 2 2
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I was outside pretty much every day, all day in first lock down. I painted all the exterior wood on the house. The weather was superb right from the start. Now it's just raining everyday and I've 3 inches of slush outside the house.

The BBC's capacity for lazy journalism knows no bounds.
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29/01/2021 12:51:26 1 0
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it was after the we switched top BST, British SUMMER time.
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BD
29/01/2021 13:48:06 0 0
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Weather in my area in late March was wonderful.
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29/01/2021 13:52:07 0 0
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"Very early Spring in my books."

Otherwise known as Spring.
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29/01/2021 13:53:15 0 2
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What season you name it does not matter, it was glorious weather, ideal to be out and about. Prime gardening time too. Hot mid summer is horrible and more time is spent indoors avoiding it! To hot to do anything especially exercise.
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BD
29/01/2021 14:52:19 0 0
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Of course I know better as the weather in my area in late March last year was wonderful.
No BBC bashers on this one in my books.
Your point is?
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29/01/2021 10:20:13 16 6
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From what I see this lock down isn't being taken as seriously as the first one. The amount of traffic on the roads tells me that much.
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29/01/2021 10:22:11 7 13
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What were YOU doing out and about ?
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29/01/2021 10:29:35 12 2
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Maybe just walking, taking some exercise. Possibly even just looking out of the window at home. Don't jump to conclusions.
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K1
29/01/2021 10:42:23 5 1
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some of us actually have to go out to work
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29/01/2021 13:23:36 2 0
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I'm considered a key worker as I manufacture equipment for the NHS so I had to go to work in the first lockdown and in this one too. That's why I'm 'out and about' and that's how I noticed much more traffic this time round. And I do mean much more.
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29/01/2021 10:17:59 90 11
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Probably something to do with it being winter and not spring.
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29/01/2021 10:22:39 53 5
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And very wet weather....
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29/01/2021 10:22:46 34 4
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The first lockdown was in spring, now its the middle of winter. Of course people are doing less excercise.
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29/01/2021 10:22:53 31 6
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No wonder there are mental health issues if people are watching more TV - it's become truly awful over the last year. Repeat -Repeat -Repeat -Virus -virus -virus -Yawn! I'm back to running at least 25k a week - I didn't run during the first lockdown, so I'm doing more, not less, this time round.
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29/01/2021 10:37:24 37 1
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Agree about TV. I find that I am watching less and less TV and have gone back to watching DVDs (no adverts!) and reading books. Radio Times always full of guff about how TV is helping the nation and all the rest, whereas from my point of view there's less and less worth the electricity.
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29/01/2021 11:26:11 3 1
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I have no TV and my life is far better for it . Suggest everybody gets rid of it and listens to radio ,cds/records, does hobbies reads on the internet and reads more books etc etc .If want to watch something decent and funny all the great programmes from the 70's before the bbc became politically correct are on u-tube
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29/01/2021 12:42:47 0 1
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'A bit fed up' is NOT a 'mental health issue'; it just demeans those with real mental health issues.

It's going to be another difficult year - just accept that and be grateful if you get any of it back!
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29/01/2021 10:20:13 16 6
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From what I see this lock down isn't being taken as seriously as the first one. The amount of traffic on the roads tells me that much.
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Bob
29/01/2021 10:23:05 12 1
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Hundreds of thousands of people taking journeys to get vaccinated. Shops open for click and collect. Tradesmen can continue to work. Nurseries open. Owing to more people permitted to work, more people in schools. The lockdown isn't as strict as the first.
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29/01/2021 10:20:39 72 5
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Might have put a few pounds on....but there's still nothing worth watching on telly most of the time. Daytime tv is enough to depress anyone....
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29/01/2021 10:23:26 29 3
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And repeated so much, a lot of people know many programs word for word
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29/01/2021 10:47:10 6 1
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I agree, how about reading a book?
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29/01/2021 11:37:33 2 1
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"one man's 'repeat' is another man's 'chance to see' " ????
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29/01/2021 11:39:34 2 1
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Programmes.
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29/01/2021 10:21:48 6 3
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Ita the winter! My word please say we are not paying people to tell us the bloomin' obvious!
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29/01/2021 10:23:49 7 3
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As in: "It is not surprising that the current lockdown has seen fewer people exercising than the first, taking place as it does during the winter months."

It helps to actually read the article....
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29/01/2021 10:26:58 5 1
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"It helps to actually read the article...."

What read the article BEFORE posting a comment?

A novel idea, but could just work.
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Bob
29/01/2021 10:31:02 0 2
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They didn't dispute that it isn't in the article, nor that it was the wrong conclusion.

They are merely agreeing with the article, and saying it is an obvious reason that requires little thought process.
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BD
29/01/2021 15:46:00 0 0
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Actually it helps to read and digest the whole article, of which the sentence you quote is a very minor point, rather than picking out a sentence to suit your gripe ...
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29/01/2021 10:24:04 2 2
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Of course there has been less excercise, it is cold, wet and dark outside. Also January is always the best month for new stuff on Netflix.

Cobra Kai lives forever!
Netflix are in the same censorship bubble as Youtube Google and TWitter and Facebook ... The owner of Netflix Reed Hastings is or was on the board of FAcebook !!
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29/01/2021 10:24:21 356 21
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In other insightful news, 65 percent of people said they found it felt colder outside than in the first lockdown and 42 percent said they had a definite suspicion that the days actually seemed to be shorter now. Scientists are at a loss to explain the phenomena. Conspiracy theorists are blaming the pharmaceutical companies.
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29/01/2021 10:52:25 175 5
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I think you will find it is actually the 5G masts making the days shorter.
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29/01/2021 11:01:06 6 1
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Ha! Nice.
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29/01/2021 11:28:18 7 4
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Well clearly... CLEARLY this is casued by Brexit. It's a disgrace. Anyway, back to my deep pan meat feast, chips, curry sauce and Tennants Super. Oh yes, that's right, Gordon Blur innit.
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29/01/2021 11:41:35 3 6
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all days are 24 hours, give or take a few milliseconds.
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29/01/2021 13:28:44 3 0
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Conspiracy theorists would actually say it's winter and to be expected. But that doesn't fit the official government and media narrative. So they'd be branded anti-equinoxers and slighted at every opportunity.
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Rob
29/01/2021 13:48:23 2 0
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What? This year's lockdown colder than last year's!

What more evidence do you need that global warming is all bunk!?!}^
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29/01/2021 14:00:30 0 0
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it could be brexit
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29/01/2021 10:22:10 6 4
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It's winter; the first lockdown was in the Spring. Is it surprising that that there is less exercise and more TV? Is this really a news item, BBC??????
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29/01/2021 10:24:27 5 6
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Try to actually read the article...
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29/01/2021 10:43:21 3 1
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Perhaps the BBC should change the headline to encourage people to read the article.
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BD
29/01/2021 16:00:06 0 0
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That_Ian - I have read the article and actually I cannot see what your comment to Silver Fox is about, apart from just being nasty. The comments are relevant ...
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29/01/2021 10:24:32 36 6
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That's because it's cold outside and darker for more of the day. It's only the hardcore fitties that go out in that, the rest of us normal (tubbier) people watch Netflix and Prime instead.
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29/01/2021 10:24:45 7 7
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Well I was coming to type 'winter' but it appears everyone but the BBC already knew.
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29/01/2021 10:28:29 3 3
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Perhaps you should have read the article first. I know it might be a struggle for some but fifth paragraph would be enlightening for you...
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29/01/2021 10:17:18 521 31
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Nothing to do with it being winter and raining half the time then?
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Bob
29/01/2021 10:24:54 29 6
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Yep. I wonder how all those people who responded to the polls and surveys saying they will give up their car, continue to exercise and enjoy the sound of birds would respond today.

All the articles from summer mentioning all of that and more were inevitably going to look stupid in the winter.

The public are too short-sighted.
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29/01/2021 10:35:40 23 1
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wonder if theres any suicide count forthe non terminal from march till now in uk
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29/01/2021 10:25:48 3 7
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The aim of all of these lockdowns is to demoralize the older generation and grrom the younger generations. Varadker said that Lockdown may go on for years and years .. CHeck out Hugo talks or talk Radio..
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W 6
29/01/2021 10:26:26 11 5
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Can't say this is an enormous surprise. We're in the dead of winter, there's 8 hours of daylight and, although this might be more trivial, the continuation of lockdown has probably diminished some folk's desire to lose weight put on after Christmas. That said, I think govt really shouldn't be clamping down on exercise even further than they have already.
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29/01/2021 10:26:31 9 9
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I am fed up with these mainstream media channel forms. They are supposed to be informative but half the time it feels like watching something from North Korea.
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29/01/2021 10:26:32 3 1
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I wonder how many posting comments are actually part of the 70,000 participants of the study......
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29/01/2021 10:26:57 8 12
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BBC open up an HYS and paid BBC-bashing trolls are immediately out in force. With most ridiculous comments.
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29/01/2021 10:23:49 7 3
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As in: "It is not surprising that the current lockdown has seen fewer people exercising than the first, taking place as it does during the winter months."

It helps to actually read the article....
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29/01/2021 10:26:58 5 1
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"It helps to actually read the article...."

What read the article BEFORE posting a comment?

A novel idea, but could just work.
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29/01/2021 10:24:04 2 2
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Of course there has been less excercise, it is cold, wet and dark outside. Also January is always the best month for new stuff on Netflix.

Cobra Kai lives forever!
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29/01/2021 10:27:20 1 3
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Netflix are in the same censorship bubble as Youtube Google and TWitter and Facebook ... The owner of Netflix Reed Hastings is or was on the board of FAcebook !!
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29/01/2021 10:27:48 172 18
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Quite obviously this was going to happen. As a nation we have become exercise averse & bad weather is the perfect excuse for not exercising outside. Please take my example & don't give up. 01/03 16st 11lbs. Dusted off my 15 year old bike & went out into the sunshine using my furlough time. Now cycle daily indoors for 1 hour while it rains. Result 29/01 13st 7lbs. It can be done with perseverance.
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29/01/2021 10:30:26 87 6
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That is an outstanding result. Well done!
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29/01/2021 10:35:44 4 1
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I did the same in the summer enjoying 25 mile rides through beautiful Yorkshire countryside.

5 minutes of looking at the same wall on a spinning bike was enough to put it off until March when the snows gone.
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29/01/2021 10:36:25 5 0
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Well done
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29/01/2021 10:46:57 6 0
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Well done! You're an inspiration to us.
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29/01/2021 10:50:21 8 0
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Tip of the old cap to you sir!!
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29/01/2021 11:10:08 8 0
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Well done sir! I have visions of you cycling indoors round your house just about avoiding the sofa and the cat ;-)

Yes it is hard but, as you say, it's great to keep it up especially if you can see some benefit, like weight loss. Well done again!
305
29/01/2021 11:33:48 7 0
bbc
Well done! Great result. That's the spirit... making the best out of a situation.
451
29/01/2021 12:32:51 3 1
bbc
You must have a big house if your able to cycle around for a whole hour !!??????
635
29/01/2021 13:58:54 2 1
bbc
Ah, 16st 11lbs: ((16*14) + 11)/2.2 = 106.8 kg
13st 7lbs: ((13*14) + 7)/2.2 = 85.9 kg

Now I can make sense of it! :-)

19.6% weight loss -- well done!!
656
29/01/2021 14:08:18 0 0
bbc
very thin if your 8 ft tall
682
29/01/2021 15:15:55 0 0
bbc
Well done CW, I did similar (albeit from a much heavier starting weight) and lost 55lbs by eating lots of tasty salads (yes they can be!) and plenty of walking while the weather was lovely and warm. Put a bit back on over Christmas (and with gym closed) - but I’m ready to go again now to lose even more poundage now the days are starting to warm up again.
36
29/01/2021 10:24:45 7 7
bbc
Well I was coming to type 'winter' but it appears everyone but the BBC already knew.
46
29/01/2021 10:28:29 3 3
bbc
Perhaps you should have read the article first. I know it might be a struggle for some but fifth paragraph would be enlightening for you...
63
29/01/2021 10:33:30 2 1
bbc
Ha ha, you counted the paragraphs. Didn't read it though, as that was a Dr from University College London who said that. Cheers for caring though.
66
29/01/2021 10:34:12 1 2
bbc
I think that the fact that it’s only mentioned in one line of paragraph 5 emphasises in most people’s minds that the fact is the BBC are making a fatuous non-news story which makes out that people are being lazier when actually, 60% of people in the study said they were doing either the same amount of exercise or more.
47
29/01/2021 10:28:59 81 2
bbc
I wonder how much that differs from a normal year? Surely most of us spend more time in front of the TV and less time outside every Winter!
48
29/01/2021 10:29:04 111 19
bbc
Hardly surprising given it’s the middle of winter but begs the question if the benefits of keeping indoor exercise options such as gyms, pools etc open would outweigh the possible extra transmission risks of having them open ??In reality they have no idea and is symptomatic of this lazy “let’s just shut pretty much everything” without true evidence approach that infuriates do many of us
130
29/01/2021 10:49:18 60 25
bbc
I totally agree with this.... there can be no harm at all, and indeed many positive benefits, to allow golf, outdoor tennis singles, outdoor gyms, etc to remain open. But this headless chicken govt has not clue whatsoever of what is good policy overall.... useless
163
29/01/2021 10:54:51 15 2
bbc
Indeed: it is lazy. By now, we should have rafts of data on transmission, and know what to do with them. So the Govt either doesn't have the data, doesn't in now what to do with it, or it doesn't fit the agenda; unacceptable.

We're the fattest country in Europe, which is used by the Govt to 'justify' the high deaths.

As a country, we'll be a whole lot fatter when this is over.
181
29/01/2021 10:57:41 14 2
bbc
And does restricting us to just one outdoor exercise session per day really make any difference to the spread of the virus
185
29/01/2021 10:58:09 11 9
bbc
People have had an "indoor exercise option" all along, their own living rooms. You don't need a gym for a workout, nor do you need to be outside. There are books on prison workouts that require just 2 square meters of space.

Gyms are fantastic, and I'll be very happy when they are open, but they are not essential for exercise.
192
29/01/2021 10:59:16 7 4
bbc
Swimming pools!? Have to be the cleanest and safest
243
29/01/2021 10:57:52 8 3
bbc
Exactly. Tethering gyms in the same category as pubs. Pubs are not essential. Getting "steaming" is not essential crowded in with everyone. Getting fit and healthy in a facility that is cleaner than more supermarkets? Certainly essential against a virus that thrives on you being unhealthy and overweight. This government doesn't know what it's doing and we are all giving up trying to tell them!
382
29/01/2021 12:00:23 4 0
bbc
Totally agree - clueless in Westminster and Holyrood
416
29/01/2021 12:12:11 2 1
bbc
It's almost as if politicians aren't very good at actually managing things.
459
29/01/2021 12:38:51 0 2
bbc
Yeah, lets spend a few years researching that one before shutting anything down then!
466
29/01/2021 12:39:58 4 1
bbc
I have damaged discs in my back and swim regularly to prevent pain and keep fit. In lockdown one I tried running instead and suffered a hernia. This lockdown, I have seized-up with muscle spasms for the past fortnight and have had to pay for physiotherapy. I am no more at risk of covid as a result of shutting pools than if they had been kept open. Shutting pools will cost not save the NHS.
543
29/01/2021 13:09:43 1 1
bbc
They haven't "shut pretty much everything". The airports are still open!
568
29/01/2021 13:23:00 1 1
bbc
Couldn't agree more.

The Sports Minister was asked for evidence (several times throughout) to support the closure of gyms and fitness centres at a committee debate in November and he couldn't give any.

Classic lazy policy making.

Keep the takeaways open, alcohol is deemed "essential" purchase, gym is "non-essential"!

Couldn't make it up!
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29/01/2021 10:29:20 24 5
bbc
apart from covid restrictions ,with early dark nights and miserable weather this is such a challenge OF YOUR WILLPOWER for not letting ourselves slip under or into a hazy lasy and a depressed state. Being at home 24 , 7 with screaming kids, unfinished home learning school work, can really start to grate on you even though you love them. Tv sport, docs and movies help as indoor entertainment
50
29/01/2021 10:29:25 9 8
bbc
I'm rather sorry to say that for my teenage children, going out and exercising alone or with a friend has a fear (justified or not, but plenty of chatter amongst their friends online) of becoming entangled with the Police.
25
29/01/2021 10:22:11 7 13
bbc
What were YOU doing out and about ?
51
29/01/2021 10:29:35 12 2
bbc
Maybe just walking, taking some exercise. Possibly even just looking out of the window at home. Don't jump to conclusions.
155
29/01/2021 10:41:13 4 0
bbc
Why is he jumping to conclusions about OTHER PEOPLE who are out and about ????????
45
29/01/2021 10:27:48 172 18
bbc
Quite obviously this was going to happen. As a nation we have become exercise averse & bad weather is the perfect excuse for not exercising outside. Please take my example & don't give up. 01/03 16st 11lbs. Dusted off my 15 year old bike & went out into the sunshine using my furlough time. Now cycle daily indoors for 1 hour while it rains. Result 29/01 13st 7lbs. It can be done with perseverance.
52
29/01/2021 10:30:26 87 6
bbc
That is an outstanding result. Well done!
53
29/01/2021 10:30:34 8 7
bbc
People are watching the Downing Street briefings enthralled by how the posh boy, who can’t even wear his trousers properly, tries and fails to defend his world beating number of deaths and then says it is the opposition’s fault. Watching Dominic Cummings defending his eye sight venture was also good tv. Why exercise?
68
29/01/2021 10:34:24 2 2
bbc
Should try watching the SNP propaganda show on BBC Scotland, I've given up on it and so should the BBC
81
29/01/2021 10:37:09 0 1
bbc
prat
54
29/01/2021 10:18:55 1 8
bbc
This lockdown is a big con hardly surprising the people are vegging out in front of the telly
55
29/01/2021 10:22:15 12 2
bbc
Weather during first lockdown was sunny and warm and let’s not forget the country came off the back of a series of storms, so people took the opportunity to get outdoors. Weather as it has been the last few weeks no wonder people are staying inside.
56
29/01/2021 10:30:51 4 3
bbc
It's winter. People won't be going for walks, etc. They'll be keeping warm indoors.
59
29/01/2021 10:33:01 2 0
bbc
mild spell in the south , heres your chance to kickoff for 21
72
29/01/2021 10:35:44 1 0
bbc
Why not, put a coat on and get out, doesn't matter if it's cold or wet, no such thing as bad weather just inappropriate clothing. Walk 5 - 6 miles a day with the dogs plus half an hour on the exercise bike and yes I am over 65. If you want bad health sit in front of the tv and eat crisps.
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29/01/2021 10:23:49 7 3
bbc
As in: "It is not surprising that the current lockdown has seen fewer people exercising than the first, taking place as it does during the winter months."

It helps to actually read the article....
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Bob
29/01/2021 10:31:02 0 2
bbc
They didn't dispute that it isn't in the article, nor that it was the wrong conclusion.

They are merely agreeing with the article, and saying it is an obvious reason that requires little thought process.
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29/01/2021 10:32:28 43 2
bbc
Its true of me but largely due to the weather. At the start of first lockdown the weather was gorgeous. It was like summer so I got out on my bike first thing each morning. This time around there's still snow on the ground and its pitch black at 6.30 am.

More importantly I'm going to work each day unlike March....
56
29/01/2021 10:30:51 4 3
bbc
It's winter. People won't be going for walks, etc. They'll be keeping warm indoors.
59
29/01/2021 10:33:01 2 0
bbc
mild spell in the south , heres your chance to kickoff for 21
60
29/01/2021 10:33:11 73 7
bbc
It's January, what do you expect? First time round was Spring, pointless article.
61
29/01/2021 10:33:15 7 4
bbc
I cannot understand why swimming pools have had to close. Surrounded by chlorine followed by compulsory mask wearing in the changing area. You could close showers etc. Swimming is known as one of the best forms of exercise and particularly useful in the winter.
112
29/01/2021 10:45:33 2 0
bbc
I am definitely missing the pools, I used to swim twice a week.
62
29/01/2021 10:33:21 28 6
bbc
Stating the obvious from the BBC, weather was good during first lockdown so more out.
We currently have snow & ice so can't get the length of ourselves.

It would help if the council maybe gritted the pavements to avoid so many people slipping, falling and being hurt and avoid going to the hospitals that are under so much strain at the moment but that would be too joined up a thought process
84
29/01/2021 10:37:56 7 9
bbc
It would help if you actually spent some time and read the article rather than just concentrating on the headline alone.

The study was over 40 weeks and looked at mental impacts amongst others.
670
29/01/2021 14:33:16 0 0
bbc
It would help if we paid more tax (especially an increase of wealth taxes which is where the money is -- and so why we don't :-( ). Pay more for services and you may get some. But first you have to kick out those who think local authorities are useless. But you won't because then they'll go after your wealth, and we can't have that.
46
29/01/2021 10:28:29 3 3
bbc
Perhaps you should have read the article first. I know it might be a struggle for some but fifth paragraph would be enlightening for you...
63
29/01/2021 10:33:30 2 1
bbc
Ha ha, you counted the paragraphs. Didn't read it though, as that was a Dr from University College London who said that. Cheers for caring though.
113
29/01/2021 10:45:50 1 2
bbc
The whole article is about the study "conducted by University College London" so what is your point?

Ah, you didn't get that far...
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29/01/2021 10:22:09 158 14
bbc
To be fair, they do say that..... but they're right, the "novelty" has worn through, not wearing thin. Lockdown, Brexit, winter, job insecurity, cabin fever, schools and nurseries closed and no sign of a break on the horizon......
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29/01/2021 10:33:51 4 1
bbc
and the bad news ? lol
65
29/01/2021 10:34:01 8 7
bbc
This is why whenever I hear about stuff like 'universal basic income' (i.e. just paying people for being alive) and how that would give them more time to pursue healthier lifestyles or allow to work on potentially innovative projects, I simply disagree.

People that want to be healthy will exercise regardless of the situation - not only when it's convenient.
46
29/01/2021 10:28:29 3 3
bbc
Perhaps you should have read the article first. I know it might be a struggle for some but fifth paragraph would be enlightening for you...
66
29/01/2021 10:34:12 1 2
bbc
I think that the fact that it’s only mentioned in one line of paragraph 5 emphasises in most people’s minds that the fact is the BBC are making a fatuous non-news story which makes out that people are being lazier when actually, 60% of people in the study said they were doing either the same amount of exercise or more.
67
29/01/2021 10:34:19 4 3
bbc
Well, it's winter isn't it?

When its cold/chucking it with rain people are obviously less likely to go out for a long walk.
53
29/01/2021 10:30:34 8 7
bbc
People are watching the Downing Street briefings enthralled by how the posh boy, who can’t even wear his trousers properly, tries and fails to defend his world beating number of deaths and then says it is the opposition’s fault. Watching Dominic Cummings defending his eye sight venture was also good tv. Why exercise?
68
29/01/2021 10:34:24 2 2
bbc
Should try watching the SNP propaganda show on BBC Scotland, I've given up on it and so should the BBC
24
29/01/2021 10:22:10 47 220
bbc
Really? Summer? I thought lockdown was introduced on 23rd March? Very early Spring in my books.

Of course you know better as classic BBC-basher....
69
29/01/2021 10:34:29 63 0
bbc
One of the best springs we have had in many years. April/May were like summer days.
347
29/01/2021 11:43:20 1 1
bbc
they were but thayt doesn't make it summer. January has been particularly mild, it is still winter though.
70
29/01/2021 10:35:03 14 1
bbc
"Meanwhile a third of respondents are working more, ..."
So they would have less time and energy to do exercise.
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Bob
29/01/2021 10:24:54 29 6
bbc
Yep. I wonder how all those people who responded to the polls and surveys saying they will give up their car, continue to exercise and enjoy the sound of birds would respond today.

All the articles from summer mentioning all of that and more were inevitably going to look stupid in the winter.

The public are too short-sighted.
71
29/01/2021 10:35:40 23 1
bbc
wonder if theres any suicide count forthe non terminal from march till now in uk
56
29/01/2021 10:30:51 4 3
bbc
It's winter. People won't be going for walks, etc. They'll be keeping warm indoors.
72
29/01/2021 10:35:44 1 0
bbc
Why not, put a coat on and get out, doesn't matter if it's cold or wet, no such thing as bad weather just inappropriate clothing. Walk 5 - 6 miles a day with the dogs plus half an hour on the exercise bike and yes I am over 65. If you want bad health sit in front of the tv and eat crisps.
45
29/01/2021 10:27:48 172 18
bbc
Quite obviously this was going to happen. As a nation we have become exercise averse & bad weather is the perfect excuse for not exercising outside. Please take my example & don't give up. 01/03 16st 11lbs. Dusted off my 15 year old bike & went out into the sunshine using my furlough time. Now cycle daily indoors for 1 hour while it rains. Result 29/01 13st 7lbs. It can be done with perseverance.
73
29/01/2021 10:35:44 4 1
bbc
I did the same in the summer enjoying 25 mile rides through beautiful Yorkshire countryside.

5 minutes of looking at the same wall on a spinning bike was enough to put it off until March when the snows gone.
312
29/01/2021 11:35:28 10 0
bbc
Yes it isn't quite as interesting.... cycling outdoors in grey weather isn't too bad though... I actually don't mind cycling in the rain sometimes as long as have the right gear.
74
29/01/2021 10:35:45 34 12
bbc
I don’t believe more people are watching tv, due the utter crap BBC has been showing
226
29/01/2021 11:07:16 27 18
bbc
Gotta defend the BBC. TV crap is spread among ALL channels, and, worse, the commercial channels dilute all their crappy programmes with interminable crappy ad breaks! THAT, among a million other reasons, is why I think Beeb's licence fee is exceptionally good value! Around £12 a month? You get a hell of a lot of great programming, and radio, for that! With no breaks!
258
29/01/2021 11:15:24 4 3
bbc
Other channels are available.
457
29/01/2021 12:38:16 0 1
bbc
How do you know what it I'd like if you have not watched it?
75
29/01/2021 10:35:51 0 1
bbc
No much change;

19% said they watched more TV or streamed more films, compared with 13% who reported watching less TV
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29/01/2021 10:35:54 2 3
bbc
Less exercise and more TV' than first lockdown- BBC

= BBC, are you actually saying "more fatty Brits than first lockdown???

OOOOOOOHHHHHH NOOOOOOOOO
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29/01/2021 10:36:02 4 5
bbc
Not surprised that people are not as keen on exercise in winter. The sledgehammer message of stay at home, with the small voice of you can exercise if you 'need to' does not help. Lots browbeaten into staying on the sofa because it is 'safe' by stories of overzealous police fines and Gove's opinions taken as law (repeated again and again) and obesity problems forgotten.
652
29/01/2021 14:07:06 0 0
bbc
I see that posts that talk of the benefits of exercise are getting down voted, good luck with that in the long term.
45
29/01/2021 10:27:48 172 18
bbc
Quite obviously this was going to happen. As a nation we have become exercise averse & bad weather is the perfect excuse for not exercising outside. Please take my example & don't give up. 01/03 16st 11lbs. Dusted off my 15 year old bike & went out into the sunshine using my furlough time. Now cycle daily indoors for 1 hour while it rains. Result 29/01 13st 7lbs. It can be done with perseverance.
78
29/01/2021 10:36:25 5 0
bbc
Well done
79
29/01/2021 10:36:28 10 4
bbc
Not one mention in this obviously expertly researched article about what is probably the main reason fewer people are exercising now.
The weather!
April - June were glorious with clear blue skies almost every day. This month we've had more snow days than I can remember in a January for years and years!
89
29/01/2021 10:39:17 6 3
bbc
If you actually made some effort and actually read the article you would have found out that BBC are actually quoting UCL-led research....
80
29/01/2021 10:36:49 6 4
bbc
The government hasn't actively and directly promoted exercise and healthy living this time around. So people are left floundering on the couch.
99
29/01/2021 10:41:51 1 2
bbc
Precisely. And this is one of the main reasons rather than fair-weather runners looking for excuses.
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29/01/2021 10:51:19 1 1
bbc
Don't do anything unless the government tells you to; Joseph Stalin 1949.
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BD
29/01/2021 15:56:03 0 0
bbc
"The government hasn't actively and directly promoted exercise and healthy living this time around. So people are left floundering on the couch."
Strange how you and so many people expect/rely on the government to provide them with rules on exercise and healthy living while shouting the same government down for the advice/rules on avoiding Covid that it does provide ...
53
29/01/2021 10:30:34 8 7
bbc
People are watching the Downing Street briefings enthralled by how the posh boy, who can’t even wear his trousers properly, tries and fails to defend his world beating number of deaths and then says it is the opposition’s fault. Watching Dominic Cummings defending his eye sight venture was also good tv. Why exercise?
81
29/01/2021 10:37:09 0 1
bbc
prat
182
29/01/2021 10:57:50 0 1
bbc
understatement
28
29/01/2021 10:22:53 31 6
bbc
No wonder there are mental health issues if people are watching more TV - it's become truly awful over the last year. Repeat -Repeat -Repeat -Virus -virus -virus -Yawn! I'm back to running at least 25k a week - I didn't run during the first lockdown, so I'm doing more, not less, this time round.
82
29/01/2021 10:37:24 37 1
bbc
Agree about TV. I find that I am watching less and less TV and have gone back to watching DVDs (no adverts!) and reading books. Radio Times always full of guff about how TV is helping the nation and all the rest, whereas from my point of view there's less and less worth the electricity.
83
29/01/2021 10:37:49 1 2
bbc
And the reason a third of respondents are working more is that 1) their employer has discovered that they did not in fact need to close and 2) they have made changes to the way they work, so that it's covid-safe.
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29/01/2021 10:33:21 28 6
bbc
Stating the obvious from the BBC, weather was good during first lockdown so more out.
We currently have snow & ice so can't get the length of ourselves.

It would help if the council maybe gritted the pavements to avoid so many people slipping, falling and being hurt and avoid going to the hospitals that are under so much strain at the moment but that would be too joined up a thought process
84
29/01/2021 10:37:56 7 9
bbc
It would help if you actually spent some time and read the article rather than just concentrating on the headline alone.

The study was over 40 weeks and looked at mental impacts amongst others.
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BD
29/01/2021 13:10:36 2 0
bbc
Yes, but the 40-week study was flawed.
Its conclusions were meaningless as it did not compare like with like. Should have compared activity January/late March in lockdown months with the same in non-lockdown months (so delayed reporting until this data is available from research in future years).
Over-focus on 'mental health' - over-reporting through autosuggestion will exasperate the problem.
85
29/01/2021 10:38:23 4 4
bbc
I wouldn't be surprised if the weather has had something to do with that.

With the wind/rain/ice/more dark hours, I'm less keep to go out for runs.
94
29/01/2021 10:40:19 1 3
bbc
Right, so you are just a fair-weather runner, eh?.....
86
29/01/2021 10:38:24 1 3
bbc
In case anyone hasn’t noticed, it’s winter.
The first lockdown, apart from being a novelty, was blessed with weeks of sunny weather.
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29/01/2021 10:39:00 4 4
bbc
Why not, put a coat on and get out, doesn't matter if it's cold or wet, no such thing as bad weather just inappropriate clothing. Walk 5 - 6 miles a day with the dogs plus half an hour on the exercise bike and yes I am over 65. If you want bad health sit in front of the tv and eat crisps.
109
29/01/2021 10:44:04 2 2
bbc
tryed it , got soaked through , dog ran off , missed my favourite programme and caught a dreadful cold sniff, sniff AND my kids ate all the crisps while i was out getting all your benefits of fwesh air
88
29/01/2021 10:39:05 0 3
bbc
Everyone is knackered .This is not news .Pathectic .
79
29/01/2021 10:36:28 10 4
bbc
Not one mention in this obviously expertly researched article about what is probably the main reason fewer people are exercising now.
The weather!
April - June were glorious with clear blue skies almost every day. This month we've had more snow days than I can remember in a January for years and years!
89
29/01/2021 10:39:17 6 3
bbc
If you actually made some effort and actually read the article you would have found out that BBC are actually quoting UCL-led research....
257
29/01/2021 11:15:21 1 1
bbc
I did read the article.

Maybe if the UCL researchers and/or the BBC journalist writing the article had an ounce of common sense they might have figured out the main reason people are exercising less is because it's been -1c outside and dark by 4pm compared to bright blue skies, 17c and sunset at 8pm last April!
90
29/01/2021 10:39:20 3 1
bbc
Not surprising when we had cops patrolling beauty sites, fining people based on government "guidance" rather than the actual law.
91
29/01/2021 10:39:50 1 2
bbc
What a waste of time and money on "research"! Anyone with a semblance of brains will tell you that people will exercise less when there's limited daylight hours and the weather is cold and rainy. Talk about stating the obvious!
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djf
29/01/2021 10:45:52 0 1
bbc
Haha, I remember Frankie Boyle joking about who pays scientists to do this pointless research like, 'I know lets see how many fruit pastiles does it take to choke a kestrel'.
24
29/01/2021 10:22:10 47 220
bbc
Really? Summer? I thought lockdown was introduced on 23rd March? Very early Spring in my books.

Of course you know better as classic BBC-basher....
92
29/01/2021 10:40:01 49 4
bbc
During the 1st lockdown the weather was more conducive to outdoor exercise due to starting in early Spring time and continuing through the Summer months...

That better for you Captain Pedantic...?
93
29/01/2021 10:40:11 3 3
bbc
The shutting down of activities like golf or outdoor bootcamps etc has contributed significantly to the lack of exercise with no discernable gain of infection control. I can still take a walk round my local golf course with one other person though, right?
85
29/01/2021 10:38:23 4 4
bbc
I wouldn't be surprised if the weather has had something to do with that.

With the wind/rain/ice/more dark hours, I'm less keep to go out for runs.
94
29/01/2021 10:40:19 1 3
bbc
Right, so you are just a fair-weather runner, eh?.....
144
29/01/2021 10:52:13 5 0
bbc
If you need it explained;

I don't run on ice, because ice is slippery and can lead to injuries.
I don't run in the dark (even with high vis) because you're 3x more likely to have an accident.
I am still working full time, so my options for running in daylight hours are limited in the winter.

I still aim for half marathons every weekend, but not at any costs. That'd be stupid.
219
29/01/2021 10:55:40 2 0
bbc
Absolutely right THAT_IAN! Every one shoudl run in all weather all the time or we should have a go at them and try to make them feel worth less ! You are a true hero ! Please go and make more sarcastic comments at more people to help our country !
24
29/01/2021 10:22:10 47 220
bbc
Really? Summer? I thought lockdown was introduced on 23rd March? Very early Spring in my books.

Of course you know better as classic BBC-basher....
95
29/01/2021 10:40:20 32 11
bbc
Bore off you infantile troll, haven't you got school work to do?
348
29/01/2021 11:44:13 1 3
bbc
aww has someone upset you? Right wing snowflakes, always the biggest.
96
29/01/2021 10:40:33 1 3
bbc
Of course people are doing less exercise. its pissing down most of time where i live or freezing cold so i'm not taking the kids out for long daily walks like we were during the heat wave of the first lockdown.
97
29/01/2021 10:40:50 1 3
bbc
As a lot of people have said, it's funny how people went out more when it wasn't cold & wet.
98
29/01/2021 10:25:18 0 1
bbc
Its a combination of the weather and the hours of daylight. I am working from home, its dark when I finish and dark when i start so the long walks that were possible in April may are no longer viable or enjoyable. The weekends are wet and muddy underfoot which is a great excuse to curl up in front of the TV and drink coffee!
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29/01/2021 10:36:49 6 4
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The government hasn't actively and directly promoted exercise and healthy living this time around. So people are left floundering on the couch.
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29/01/2021 10:41:51 1 2
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Precisely. And this is one of the main reasons rather than fair-weather runners looking for excuses.
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29/01/2021 10:42:08 0 3
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Is it just me?! If an article says that two-fifths are doing less exercise, then three-fifths (60%) are doing the same or more.
We are also told 20% are watching more TV. Therefore 80% are doing same or less. Overall what we can infer from these limited statistics is that the nation is in fact doing MORE exercise and LESS TV.
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29/01/2021 10:49:20 1 1
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You will never make a career in journalism with an attitude like that!