I haven’t wanted to address anything COVID related. There is so much misinformation, biased information, and people projecting their own fears and prejudices into the discussion that it makes it very difficult to have a meaningful conversation.
I am not a biologist nor do I have any experience in predicting the spread or impact of a global health event. There isn’t anything productive that I can contribute to those discussions.
So,…. let’s talk about something that directly relates to you and your loved ones.
Forget about social distancing. Put vaccines in the back of your mind.
What are you learning about health, fitness, and quality of life from this experience?
I’ve been reading the news, reviewing studies, and comparing the information with people who are way smarter than me. I’ve been focusing on understanding what the effects of this event are and where they overlap our everyday lives.
I’m convinced that outside of the economic, political, and social issues this is going create, there is a bigger more impactful change that too many people are going to miss completely.
You can drastically reduce your risk of being symptomatic from COVID-19, without a vaccine. The lifestyle choices you make can improve your chances of surviving COVID-19. You could even get it and never even know.
The single most consistent data I’ve seen come out of every source of information I can find is the percentage of comorbidities, and the ratio of symptomatic and dead COVID patients to those who are asymptomatic or survived.
OVERWHELMING data is showing a dramatic relationship between people in poor health having less chance of surviving……
Seriously though, do you really need to have data and studies, to know that’s what happens??!!
Who doesn’t make this connection…….?
If you aren’t healthy, you’re at greater risk when a virus attacks your body.
Let’s look at some of the numbers.
Over 85% of the people who present with symptoms and or die from COVID-19 also present with other metabolic conditions. Of the highest percentage comorbidities, 4 of them can be reversed or prevented by lifestyle changes.
Think about that.
The 4 main conditions that make people less likely to avoid complications from COVID-19 can be prevented without medication or vaccines.
All of this comes down to 1 single word.
People think of obesity as just being overweight. It’s so much more than that.
Does this really surprise anyone?
Obesity is the real pandemic. Why is no one in the media talking about how badly we need to fix our individual fitness and health???
Let’s take a look at another set of data……Just in case you thought I was only going to talk about COVID-19.
Factors associated with death in hospitalized patients according to influenza type and subtype.
The leading factor in death from the flu besides age is OBESITY.
Here is a very interesting read…..https://www.nfid.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/cta-dangers-of-influenza-in-adults-with-chronic-health-c.pdf
So for the flu, the numbers are similar to COVID-19. Imagine that. Obesity-related conditions cause a high risk and are related to high incidents of hospitalization in general.
We know that age is the number one risk factor for a lot of things. What this is saying, is that poor health can put someone at a higher risk than a person who is 25 years older.
Are you hearing this yet????
Not to stir the pot too much, but here’s a study on the flu that shows how ineffective a vaccine can be. If you’re just waiting on a vaccine to save you…1. It’s going to take some time. 2. The probability of it being super effective is not guaranteed. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1876034119300036
You can improve your chances of fighting infection and sickness by making sure you are metabolically healthy.
Lose the body fat, build muscle, and fuel your body properly…it’s all about the choices you decide to make.
The one thing I want you to take away from this experience is that you are in control. You have the most impact on your own risk prevention.
You need to do whatever it takes to make sure that you and your family have the ability to fight and survive.
Not only could you reduce the impact of viral infections but the inherent benefits of being healthy, translate into quality of life improvements that will blow your mind!!