IT IS easy to fall into the trap of spending most of the pandemic in front of the television while constantly snacking on chips, lollies and other sweet treats.
Yet despite these temptations, it appears many people have used this spare time in lock down to tackle household chores, cooking and baking and taking up new projects.
Sarah Peat and her family have been like many other households in the city, who have managed to change their daily routine for the better in these past months.
For Mrs Peat, who is a stay-at-home mother, and her husband Shane, who is a truck driver, not much has changed in their line of work except that their two children Raphael, 10, and Violet, 8, have been home much more often.
"Obviously the schooling from home has been the biggest change," Mrs Peat said. "The kids tend to start their work a little bit earlier because they're keen to use their computers ... and then they finish earlier."
But the best change her family has found during the COVID-19 crisis has been the chance to spend more time together as they occupy themselves with puzzles, games and cooking.
"They have been helping me cut up the vegetables for dinner a lot more ... and preparing their lunches and breakfast," she said.
"But we are making sure they avoid sugar as much as possible, so once they go back to school they won't be cranky when they aren't getting treats like at home."
In the latest snapshot of life at home in a pandemic, the Australian Bureau of Statistics has found people have smoothly adapted to the different lifestyle forced upon many households.
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Three in five people reported they spend more time glued to the television, computer or phone and 22 per cent were eating more snacks throughout the day. That said, 29 per cent of the 1022 households surveyed had ordered less take away meals during the period of confinement.
There has been 38 per cent opting to cook and bake more foods while 13 per cent are eating more fruit and vegetables in their diet.
The health trend has become popular with one in four people exercising more during the pandemic while one in five have reported they are less active.
Thirty-nine per cent of people said they have spent more time reading, playing board games or doing arts and crafts and puzzles.