As a “fluffy” human myself, I can tell you undoubtedly that being fat SUCKS!
Sure, I’ve got a lot of muscle to go with my fluff, and I stay in relatively good cardiovascular health…
But there have been times when I let my fitness go and I make a foray into the land of “Fat Over Function” instead of being functionally fat.
I can always tell when it’s time to tighten my grip on the reins.
My clothes fit a little tighter, my breathing gets a little heavier when going up stairs, and my skin feels greasy (I know that one may be psychosomatic, but I can feel it).
So, when I see those signs, I begin to dial it back with my out-of-control eating, making healthy food at home instead of eating out, and kicking my cardio workouts up a tad.
Also, I have a recurring back injury that comes and goes depending on how much I’m able to swim (yes, the key to my back health is swimming. It’s amazing what you can fix on your own without surgery) …
All of this was put to the test during the first month of the COVID lockdowns.
My gym was shut down, so no swimming in the pool…
Then, in Florida, they shut down the beaches, so no swimming in the ocean either…
And I found myself screwed.
I did make ONE good decision before everything got shut down tight: I bought a bike – something I could do whenever I wanted without fear of being shut down or infected.
MOVEMENT: The Key To Health
However, my back DID eventually start tightening up and I was in a lot of pain for the better part of the summer.
But I got through as soon as they started opening the gyms and beaches back up.
I was so grateful for this because how good I feel is connected to the amount of physical activity I can get in.
And, being a lifelong fat kid, the last thing I want is to become totally inactive. I know what it leads to: health problems galore.
I have TWO conditions that could be attributed to being overweight: hypertension and sleep apnea.
I say “could” because they’re both hereditary. Both my mother and grandfather were diagnosed with high blood pressure in their 30s as well, and neither one of them were overweight.
My father had sleep apnea and he was only 5’9” and about 170 pounds – not a big guy…
But here I am with both of those conditions.
It could be my weight, or it could be that I just lost the genetic lottery when it comes to these two health conditions.
Either way, neither is something you want when there’s a virus running around out there killing people that suffer from these disorders.
So I did the best I could to make sure I kept my health levels up – not because I thought it would help me fight COVID, but because common sense told me that if I caught it, I’d want to be as healthy as possible to help come out better on the other side of it.
Well, apparently that was a smart move, as the CDC just released a study that proves that fitness IS one of the keys to defeating the virus.
CDC Study Proves Staying Fit Fights Of COVID
The study shows that an overwhelming majority of people who have been hospitalized with, needed a ventilator because of, or died from COVID-19 have been overweight or obese—a whopping 78% to be precise.
The CDC reported that among 148,494 adults who received a COVID diagnosis during an emergency department or inpatient visit from March to December, 71,491 were hospitalized.
Of those who were admitted, 27.8% were overweight and 50.2% were obese.
In contrast, the CDC also found the risk for hospitalizations and death was lowest among individuals with BMIs under 25…
The risk of severe illness “sharply increased,” however, as BMIs rose, particularly among people 65 and older.
While this shouldn’t be shocking, it is rather telling…
America needs to get back on the fitness train…
America has become the fattest nation on earth and, by locking us down and allowing people to become even more sedentary, our leaders were doing way more harm than good.
We should have been out in the sun, running, biking, hiking, anything to get or stay fit.
Not locked up, sitting on the couch, watching Netflix, and eating potato chips.
But we’ve been saying this…
And the Left just doesn’t want to believe it.
Proving, once again, that you can lean a horse to water but you can’t make it accept the fact that there is something called water and that you should drink it for your health.
“The only way you get that fat off is to eat less and exercise more.” – Jack LaLanne
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