Be Your Own Health Advocate
While sitting home with covid the entire first week of 2022, I did some reading. Here’s a couple of quotes from an article in the New York Times (12/23/2021)
“By now, You’ve probably heard someone say it, or maybe you’ve said it yourself. We’re all getting Covid.
‘Yes, you’ll get the virus,’ Dr James Hamblin wrote in his newsletter. “I think we all have a date with Covid at some point,” Helen Branswell, a health reporter at Stat News said.”
Maybe this is true, maybe it’s not, but we do know becoming strong, healthy and fit is a great defense against any illness.
This is why I’m more committed than ever this year to help people discover strength and fitness.
Here’s what we know:
- Vitamin D is important (There’s an abundance of evidence that vitamin D reduces covid-19 infection, severity, ICU admission and mortality).
- Losing excess body fat is like building armor (CDC reports obesity increases risk of hospitalization from covid-19 by OVER 700%)
- Get strong and build muscle by increasing your frequency of strength training sessions (Exercise is known to impact and improve the immune system)
- Improve your cardiovascular fitness (Poor cardiovascular fitness is an increased risk factor – a study from the University of Virginia found exercise reduces a person’s risk of even contracting covid)
The data is in – the fitter and stronger you are, the better you’ll recover.
And the best part is these are things you control.
It’s your job to get in better shape.
Be your own health advocate.