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Spaniards gained an average of 5.7 kilos since the start of the pandemic

Madrid / Since the beginning of the pandemic, Spaniards have gained an average of 5.7 kilos, and we are the European country where the most citizens say they have gained weight since last March (38%), followed by Italy (35%).

These are data from a study by the Ipsos company on the impact of the pandemic on food and health, which specifies that worldwide the average is 6.1 kilos gained since the arrival of the covid-19.

Therefore, in Spain, although we exceed the world average in terms of citizens who acknowledge having gained weight since March, the average weight increase is lower than the average.

However, we are above the global average and among the first European countries where more people have lost weight, as 21% of Spaniards affirm this.

Losing weight is, together with quitting smoking and exercising more, the factors that Spaniards believe can minimize the symptoms of the coronavirus in case of infection.

Lowering the prices of healthy products, enabling more green spaces for sports, government measures and the food industry would help lose weight, citizens have also argued.

Diet and physical activity

For every four out of ten Spaniards it is best to diet and reduce the amount of food eaten; For 31%, drinking less sugary drinks is decisive and for two out of ten drinking less alcohol also helps a lot to lose weight.

Spaniards share the importance of reducing sugar in the diet (65%), but they place the elimination of processed food in second place (46%), with citizens worldwide that give more importance to this factor.

In the study, 24% of Spaniards admit that they have increased their physical activity but 27% say that they move less than before the arrival of the virus.

Regarding alcohol consumption during this pandemic, 10% of Spaniards admit to having increased their intake while 7% admit that they have drunk less alcohol in recent months.

Regarding smoking, 4% admit that they have stopped this habit, which places us among the first 6 countries that more citizens have started smoking.

For this study, 22,008 adults in 30 countries were interviewed from October 23 to November 6, 2020. (January 21, 2021, EFE / PracticaEspañol)

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En el texto se dice que...  
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los españoles han ganado peso desde que comenzó la pandemia.
B
España es el único país europeo en el que los ciudadanos no han engordado desde el pasado mes de marzo.
C
ningún europeo ha ganado peso desde el inicio de la pandemia del coronavirus.
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Según el texto, los españoles han engordado de media...  
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más de diez kilos.
B
cuatro kilos.
C
más de cinco kilos.
Question 3
Leyendo el texto entendemos que...  
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un 70% de los españoles considera que comer menos no ayuda a perder peso.
B
más del 50% de los españoles considera que consumir menos azúcar ayuda a perder peso.
C
la mayoría de los españoles aumentó el consumo de azúcar para adelgazar.
Question 4
En el texto se dice que...  
A
ningún español ha reducido su actividad física desde que comenzó la pandemia.
B
más del 70% de los españoles practica más deporte desde el inicio de la pandemia.
C
más de un 20% de los españoles hace más ejercicio que antes.
Question 5
Según el texto...  
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se desconoce si ha bajado el número de fumadores en España desde el inicio de la pandemia.
B
más del 60% de los españoles dejó de fumar desde que comenzó la pandemia.
C
hay españoles que redujeron el consumo de alcohol en los últimos meses.
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En el vídeo se ve que...  
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las mujeres no llevan la mascarilla puesta mientras se ejercitan.
B
una persona está desinfectando una bicicleta.
C
esas mujeres están dando un paseo en bicicleta por las calles de Brasilia.
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"46 %" se lee...  
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"cuarenta y seis para cien"."
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"cuarenta y seis y ciento".
C
"cuarenta y seis por ciento".
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"7%" se lee...
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"siete y cientos".
B
"siete para cien".
C
"siete por ciento".
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Si "engordas"...
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pesas lo mismo que antes.
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pesas menos que antes.
C
pesas más que antes.
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"Bajar de peso" es lo mismo que...
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"ganar peso".
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"engordar".
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"adelgazar".
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Por definición, las "bebidas azucaradas"...
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no son dulces.
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no tienen azúcar.
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tienen azúcar.
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