Covid-19 Let’s Get Real

“…recent US data found that 90% of patients hospitalized due to Covid-19 had underlying medical conditions including hypertension (high blood pressure), obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease and as noted in that article, only 12% adults are considered metabolically healthy as defined as having a healthy waist circumference and normal systolic and diastolic blood pressure, blood glucose and HbA1C and cholesterol such as HDL, as well as triglycerides. Looking at this information together, we need to understand that something as straight-forward as losing weight, particularly the weight that we carry around our middles can significantly improve our outcome should we become infected with Covid-19.” From Joy Kiddie’s recent article about obesity and Covid-19.

Here’s the deal. I’m not worried about myself. I’m metabolically healthy. I’m one of the 12-20% of Americans that don’t have any co-morbidities. So, I don’t worry about Corona virus for myself. But, I do worry about others who are not healthy. I don’t want to get exposed to it and then, unknowingly, expose an older family member who may have a tough time surviving an infection.

So, to my older family members – please eat healthily. Throw out the crap – you know what crap is. Go for a walk everyday. Get plenty of rest. Did I say eat healthily? No, grains or bread, crackers, pretzels, donuts, fruit juices and anything with added sugar. Stay away from starchy vegetables. No “little bit of this”. It adds up and it’s not good.

Experts are saying EVERYONE is going to be exposed to this eventually. Please prepare now by changing your lifestyle so you have the best chances of survival.

Ciao.

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