COVID-19 is a global burden which, as the pandemic progresses through its various phases, continues to redefine everyday lifestyle-related habits, environment, education and employment in a significant way. In determining the degree of changes in lifestyle-related behaviours, the interplay of the magnitude of COVID-19 infection with different social, economic, environmental and cultural constructs could vary from country to country. There is a lack of evidence that assesses the effects of COVID-19 on Indian lifestyle-related behaviours. Some main questions, such as which lifestyle habits are most affected, how severe the effect of COVID-19 on these behaviours is, what are the reasons for these changes, and which demographic segment is most affected, should be investigated. We conducted this research to assess the effect of COVID-19 on lifestyle and environmental changes encountered by people during the pandemic, taking into account these questions. The answers to these questions will provide a fundamental basis for developing effective lifestyle change recommendations during this period.
Kalpana S, Bhuminathan S and Prasanth BK