Sedentary lifestyle and obesity as contributing factors for COVID-19
COVID-19, the whole world has been dealing with the corona pandemic for almost a year. Especially people with previous illnesses are at great risk. People who are overweight or have high blood pressure are also particularly susceptible to the corona virus. But there is also a solution for this: with exercise, sport and a healthy diet, obesity and high blood pressure can be avoided, so you can protect yourself perfectly against COVID.
Say war on obesity and high blood pressure!
If you want to declare war on your high blood pressure values, then exercise and a healthy diet are very good options. There are many scientific studies that show that you can not only get high blood pressure under control with medication, exercise can also have a very preventive effect. Medicines only fight the symptoms, not the cause. It’s different with a change in your lifestyle. If you only do sports for a few minutes every day, you can lower your blood pressure a lot and you no longer have to fear the corona pandemic too much. Sport increases blood circulation, releases happiness hormones and breaks down stress hormones.
But sport and a healthy diet are not only suitable for people who suffer from high blood pressure as optimal prevention against corona. Obesity can also be brought under control in this way. You don’t have to do high-performance sport straight away. Even a little movement during your everyday life has a positive effect.
Exercise and a healthy diet are the best medicine
Those who do sport regularly not only get fitter, they also live healthier. Furthermore, with a balanced diet and exercise, you also build a certain protective film against COVID-19. If you are severely overweight or have high blood pressure, then even short walks are very good for this. Also try to stimulate the body’s vitamin D production through the sun’s rays. A sufficiently high vitamin D level has a preventive effect against severe illness after a corona infection.
Which sport is best?
Overweight people should opt for endurance sports or weight training in combination with a healthy diet. Endurance sports in the fresh air are ideal. It is important to make sure that the joints are not stressed too much. Very good sports for overweight people or for people who suffer from high blood pressure are:
– Nordic walking
– To go biking
– strength training
– or even dancing
These are also sports that are above all effective and great fun. If you are not one of those people who like to do sports alone, then you also have the option of looking for a partner to exercise. There is also the possibility that you will choose a personal trainer. The advantage of a personal trainer, for example, is that they support you perfectly, motivate you and help you to achieve your personal goal. If you choose a personal trainer, you can train outdoors, at home or, more recently, online.
With online training, you train at home and your online trainer monitors your movements and shows them to you. Just like normal personal training. A good personal trainer will advise you individually and give you tips on what is best for you.
Especially in today’s world, in which the whole world is struggling with COVID-19, it is important to protect yourself and also work preventively on your health in order not to get sick in the first place. Especially if you already suffer from a previous illness such as high blood pressure or overweight, because these people are particularly at risk of contracting the disease and developing COVID-19. Just a little exercise, sport and a healthy diet can be of great preventative help.