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COVID-Need to escape the obesity trap

More than a year after the coronavirus arrived in the United States, governments around the world have taken steps to seemingly limit its spread, but much remains that we don’t know about the disease. .. And if the Chinese Communist Party goes that way, there are many things we will never know for sure (despite strong evidence) about its origin. But even now, the country is innovating how to get out of the notable vaccine problem, so how the virus spreads and why it affects some places and people worse than others. And there are measures that do not fully understand (if any) how effective certain mitigations are. But recently, two aspects of the coronavirus era have become apparent. Both are weight-related, and both suggest that one of the key ways our society has responded is an obvious mistake that needs to be corrected. The first one is natural. Over the past year or so, many have gained more weight than they expected. According to a recent study by the American Psychological Association, 61% of adults in the United States have reported unwanted weight changes since the onset of the pandemic. To be clear, some of this was unwanted weight loss. However, 42% of survey respondents showed unwanted weight gain. Curiously, the numbers are even higher in the younger generation, almost half the millennials and just over half the Gen Z. The survey reports a remarkable number not only in the overall proportion, but also in the average weight gain of those who reported gain. That’s £ 29 overall, £ 28 for Gen Z, and £ 41 for Millennials). It is worth taking these results with a grain of salt (better here than the next meal). But it still almost certainly captures the real trend. And it’s no mystery why this happened. Since March last year, people have been encouraged to stay home, reducing fitness and recreational opportunities, but increasing external stress. These factors have had a real impact on the physical health of many people. Not surprising is the second, most relevant aspect of the recently revealed coronavirus era. Overweight exacerbates the coronavirus. According to a March report by the World Obesity Federation: In countries where less than half of the adult population is classified as overweight. .. .. The likelihood of death from COVID-19 is only a small percentage (about one-tenth) of the level found in countries where more than half of the population is classified as overweight. “Of the 2.5 million COVID-19 deaths reported by the end of February 2021, 2.2 million occurred in countries where more than half of the population was classified as overweight,” the report added. I will. Other factors may be involved. Air conditioning, climate, time spent indoors, etc. However, in an independent study, also in March, in the United States, more than half of hospital coronavirus patients were medically obese, and an additional 28 percent were overweight. These findings may solve the essential problem of coronavirus epidemic and strength, in countries and other regions with poor health systems, or in countries and regions with significantly different coronavirus mitigation strategies. Explains why they are so much better than countries that clearly have good systems and strategies. Generally speaking, healthy and healthy people are better equipped than those who do not deal with either, so the existing health of a population is related to how the population treats the coronavirus. There is a possibility. With coronavirus. “I was overweight,” said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who had a particularly troublesome attack of the coronavirus, after recovering. These two nearly self-evident delayed confirmations of observation should be embarrassing to those who promote and continue to promote reduction of physical activity both indoors and outdoors as a coronavirus mitigation measure. Jim was one of the first victims of the coronavirus blockade. This was probably a forgiving step at this time last year when we knew less about the disease than it is today. Even at that time, unforgivable was a general public health message campaign that discouraged even outdoor recreation. It was almost exactly a year ago that local governments across the country began removing basketball hoops from outdoor courts to prevent people from playing, and California’s paddle borders were alone in the ocean, except for deep-sea creatures, COVID. Arrested for ignoring what was caused by the beach was closed and a man was arrested in Colorado for playing catch with his daughter in a virtually empty park. I was probably tolerant of aggressive blockades earlier than they should be. But even then, such a reaction seemed overkill to me, especially when I saw a caution tape wrapped around the playground in the town where I spent the first few months of the coronavirus era. These were just some of the most ridiculous examples of local-level people accepting the signal from above that the outside world is dangerous and it’s best to use Netflix and GrubHub until it’s safe. But generally speaking, people received the message. As a result, during the pandemic, the United States became less healthy and less physically fit than before. And it wasn’t a spring chicken in the first place. According to the CDC, as of 2018, 42% of the country was considered medically obese. The vicious cycle does not stop, and there are blockades that promote obesity and obesity that exacerbates the effects of the virus. .. In many jurisdictions, above a certain weight, the coronavirus vaccine can be given faster, creating a twisted motivation to stay sick. All of this raises another thorny issue in the post-COVID era. Does the government’s excessive imposition of private life foster an unhealthy lifestyle that lasts longer than the pandemic itself? Still, it’s never too late to learn lessons from our mistakes — above all, the physical health of the individual remains important. I’m a runner, but I exaggerate this, imply that I’m taking full care of myself, and what the Guardian columnist humorously calls “the joyous atmosphere surrounding the connection to obesity.” I do not point out that I will participate. I should take care of our bodies to the extent we can, ideally to avoid illnesses under our control and to strengthen them against what we cannot. I simply believe that there is. On the other hand, public health messaging and protocols that discourage physical activity need to be severely dialed back if not completely eliminated. Fortunately, the gym seems to be reopening (although many of the gyms have already been forced to close, a result of another twist). However, outdoor recreation venues should not be completely closed in the first place and should begin to return to organized forms such as racing (not just because I personally miss them). Outdoor infections of the coronavirus are extremely rare. So we need to stop acting as if the outside world is a dangerous place. This will be a battle, as many public health bureaucrats find it easier to command those around them than to release them to take care of them. But the final counter-argument to nanny statisticians who plague people about personal health is to prove to them through our actions that they are not needed. Perhaps from the rebellious opposition to the impositions we faced, we hope we can raise awareness of the benefits of physical activity and get out of last year. That certainly was true for me, as running almost every day (with a few exceptions) was an essential part of my blockade life. Not surprisingly, it’s not for everyone. To be honest, I have a difficult job. But without regular physical activity in my life, I would have been one more. Just do something. Despite the many mysteries of the coronavirus, the virtues of the pandemic era of physical activity are now clear.

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