Published: 26 March 2021
Author(s): Hugo ten Cate
Issue: May 2021
Section: Commentary

One of the few advantages of the Covid-19 pandemic is a renewed focus on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, as a way to reduce both the risk of contracting SARS-CoV-2 infection and, in case of Covid-19, to improve the chance of survival [1]. In those not infected, living a healthy life is important anyway, in order to reduce the “corona” weight gain due to social deprivation, isolation and depression, leading to inactivity and increase in unhealthy eating habits. An associated response to this pandemic is a reorientation towards the way that we want to shape society, involving fundamental issues like durability, bioindustry, air pollution and the impact it all has on climate.

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