Obesity was recently named a top risk factor for COVID-19. Even being ‘mildly obese’ can put you at serious risk, according to a recent report discussing a study from the European Journal of Endocrinology.
On one hand, it has become much more inclusive and holistic to lump together physical health, mental health, social health and even financial health. On the other hand, we are still prone to letting our eyes be the judge as to whether someone “looks healthy.”
It’s evident that being obese is associated with such serious health issues like hypertension, diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), depression and even cancer. And now, a recent study provided evidence which states that a fat cell’s “immune response” may make obesity even worse.
Many of us are now aware that metabolic syndrome puts us at greater risk of developing complications from COVID-19. But many people still don’t really understand what metabolic syndrome is.
A recent study suggests that excess coffee consumption may contribute to poor health in general. More specifically, excess coffee consumption may increase the risk of developing certain diseases such as osteoarthritis, arthropathy (any kind of joint disease) and obesity.
Donuts are delicious and may even feel “comforting” during these challenging times, but you may really want to think about what is in these donuts before you go purchase a dozen or two and share with your family.
We cannot control our age or genetic predispositions to certain health issues, but we can certainly make an effort to control our weight and maintain a strong immune system. This goes far beyond the number on the scale. It includes doing our part to stay active and eat healthily. It involves being proactive about our health and well being and consulting our doctors when necessary.
There are several stories such as these. So many black Americans with underlying health conditions are dying due to complications from COVID-19.
There are so many reasons why eating this green, creamy goodness may be good for you, and now, recently, a new study found evidence which suggested that eating avocados may be especially good for people who are overweight or obese in regards to their cognitive health.
One of the most difficult and painful aspects of the current SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus or COVID-19) pandemic is having to accept that individually as well as a society, we could have done so much more to reduce the impact of this virus. Admittedly, our lifestyles have contributed to the underlying health conditions that greatly increase the risk of developing complications or even dying from this virus.
This past September in a town called Holly Springs, North Carolina, a group of third-graders ditched recess and made a more than one mile trek to a local McDonald’s.
Eating is said to be one of America’s greatest pastimes. But imagine a world without restaurants and drive- thrus. Yes, life would be less convenient. But the truth is that we’d all probably be much healthier.
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