The social distancing and isolation measures imposed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have disrupted usual routines and habits, and many people are feeling more anxious or stressed. Along with the closure of community weight management programmes and services, this means that adults with overweight and obesity in the UK may be vulnerable to weight gain, and the associated negative impacts on physical health and mental wellbeing.
The Supporting Weight Management during COVID-19 (SWiM-C) study is evaluating whether a new online self-help programme is better than standard advice at helping people to prevent weight gain and supporting good physical and mental health.
Recruitment to the SWiM-C study has now finished. Many thanks to everyone who contacted us to enquire about participating in this study, and enabled us to reach our recruitment target.