Diabetes remission is an area of intense interest among researchers and clinicians as, in the western world, diabetes is considered a leading cause of death (Diabetes UK, 2018; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2022). This is partly owing to lifestyles that involve increasingly easy access to fast food and more sedentary behaviours.
Lockdowns during the pandemic have also not helped this situation (Dicken et al, 2021; Public Health England, 2021). There has been an increase in individuals reporting weight gain, following the encouragement, advice and/or laws depending on the time of the year, telling people to ‘stay at home’, go outside to exercise while gyms were closed, not to socialise and to work remotely from home, all of which encourage less overall activity. Spending more time at home has not only encouraged a more sedentary lifestyle and a loss of commute, which would usually involve swift walking (sometimes running for a bus, or walking up and down stairs or escalators), but also easy access to the fridge, snack cupboards and even the wine cabinet.
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