Gyms are reopening today in Italy back in yellow and “getting fit for the arrival of summer is one of the main objectives of Italians with the pandemic that has imposed a radical change in lifestyle and consumption habits that also had an effect on the scales, where the tendency to eat more, driven by the longer time spent at home, was not compensated by adequate physical activity for the closure of gyms and sports activities “. This is what Coldiretti affirms. “During the lockdown – underlines Coldiretti – 44% of Italians gained weight due to the higher caloric intake, correlated to less physical activity, which involved as many as 53% of the population analyzed in the survey prepared by Crea Alimenti e Nutrrizione. . Computer, sofa and table – points out Coldiretti – have, in fact, replaced motion and sport also due to the limitations made necessary to combat infections. To get back in shape together with physical activity it is important to adopt a balanced diet and if is a clash between the different proposals of dieticians to tackle overweight – continues the association -, on the other hand, the benefits of the Mediterranean diet are unanimously recognized, which was classified as the best diet in the world of 2020 in front of the dash and the flexarian diets ranking compiled by the American media US News & World’s Report’s, known globally for the preparation of rankings and advice for consumers “.” With the progress of the hot season, however – explains Coldiretti – more and more vegetables are found: from spinach to chicory, from zucchini to salad, from peppers to aubergines, from onions to fresh peas, from asparagus with green beans. And there is no shortage of fruit either: from melons to apricots to cherries, whose consumption is also favored by the availability of low-cost home technologies, from centrifuges to dryers that help to make even the little ones appreciate healthy foods. Fruits and vegetables together with bread, pasta, meat, extra virgin olive oil and the traditional glass of wine consumed at the table in regular meals – concludes Coldiretti – have allowed Italy to reach world-leading levels for longevity “.