How is Weight Loss Related to COVID-19? Decrease Obesity, Increase Immunity
The year 2020 put a spotlight on the importance of being healthy. For most, being healthy or living a healthy lifestyle means to eat fruits and vegetables and exercise, but there is a lot more to it. While one may practice a healthy lifestyle, it is important to focus on overall health. While you can reduce your exposure to COVID-19, there are other things that are in your control that can boost your immune system and promote a quicker recovery.*
*30/10 Weight Loss for Life does not prevent COVID-19. We practice scientific-based approaches towards nutrition to promote weight loss success. Our programs help decrease risk for chronic disease and promote quality of life, something that can be essential in regards to COVID-19.
Our immune systems do wondrous things, such as fight infections and promote recovery when exposed to viruses or diseases. While overall nutrition does not prevent COVID-19, eating healthy and living a healthy lifestyle can boost one’s immune system to help fight infections and can provide protection. Some risk factors for COVID-19 include, but are not limited to:
- Obesity/Severe Obesity
- Type II Diabetes
- Heart Conditions (such as Cardiovascular Disease)
- Hypertension/High Blood Pressure
- And more (View the CDC website for more information on risk factors: Those who are at increased risk for COVID-19)
While we may not be able to control certain health issues, we are able to control our bodies to be at a healthy weight to boost our immune system and quality of life. Now more than ever, it is important to be within healthy weight guidelines, while bettering other health issues, to lower your risk for chronic diseases in association with COVID-19.
Obesity itself is an epidemic that can lead to chronic disease and can increase duration of health issues when not treated. In relation to COVID-19, obesity can prolong recovery and can lead to unfavorable outcomes due to increased inflammation and a weakened immune system. Respiratory issues, being one of the symptoms of COVID-19, tend to worsen when obese, leading to possible mechanical ventilation treatment and risk of mortality. The excess adipose tissue that is in the body when you are overweight or obese becomes vulnerable to the virus, causing the body to take a longer time to recover and can cause one to become a critical patient. By preventing obesity, you can decrease your risk for COVID-19, as well as decreasing the risk of developing other chronic issues such as cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, high blood pressure and hypertension.
30/10 Weight Loss for Life promotes a healthy lifestyle by guiding you on how to achieve your health goals. We know how difficult it is to know what to eat or how to lose the weight you may have put on through quarantine or prior to quarantine, which is why we are here to help! Our programs ensure adequate nutrition by eliminating processed foods, alcohol, and sugars, while also being an anti-inflammatory diet to decrease viral replication, and promote lifelong healthy habits. By adjusting your diet with these changes and the other benefits our programs offer, you already increase your immune response because you are allowing your body to fuel itself with the nutrition it deserves.
Other things to think about are the psychological outcome brought about by COVID-19. The world has experienced increased stress from this year, which can also impact your overall well-being. How many times while at home have you been “stress snacking” or drinking throughout the week? How about not being able to have a proper work space or go to the gym to relieve stress? These factors and many more can take a toll on your mental health, or promote unhealthy habits that are hard to break. 30/10 programs include behavior modification tapes that can target these issues, allowing you to work through them and create lifelong healthy habits. It is important to take the time to focus on you, and why not do that by ensuring a happy and healthy life?
30/10 understands how hard this time can be for everyone, so we want you to know we are here for you and want you to live the healthiest life possible! Our program can help reduce your risk of COVID-19 by boosting your immune system through obtaining a healthy lifestyle. We also have the option of 30/10 At-Home, a socially distanced take on our program so you can still achieve weight loss success without needing to come into one of our offices. Through this program, you will still have access to our 30/10 App to enjoy the audio inspirations and recipes at home, making it easy to achieve your health goals!
30/10 Weight Loss for Life isn’t a diet, it is a comprehensive weight loss program that can help you achieve your goals and weight loss success! Get started with 30/10 Weight Loss for Life by visiting any 30/10 location or call us at (855)-937-3010!