I cannot tell you HOW DAMN GLAD I am that the gym I attended nearly six days a week for years was forced to shut down last year for months due to the pandemic. Can you sense my sarcasm?
Talk about another example of what our government did wrong:
In a new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, researchers and physicians at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center in Southern California, the University of California, San Diego, and other institutions found that Covid patients who regularly exercised before becoming sick were the least likely to be hospitalized, admitted to the ICU and die as a result of their illness.CNBC, “Regular exercise can reduce your risk of developing severe Covid: study,” 4/14/21
“Even after we controlled for variables such as obesity and smoking in the analysis, we still saw inactivity was strongly associated with much higher odds of hospitalization, ICU admission, and death compared with moderate physical activity or any activity at all,” Dr. Robert E, Sallis, a family and sports medicine physician at the Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center, who conducted the study, tells CNBC Make It.
As far as what kind of exercise, Sallis suggests following the U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines.
“Adults should do at least 150 minutes and up to 300 minutes a week of moderate-intensity physical activity, or 75 minutes to 150 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity,” Sallis says.
But Sallis added that even a basic recommended level of exercise, “such as walking 30 minutes a day, five days a week is enough to help your body to fight off a variety of disease, including Covid-19.”
Fifteen days to flatten the curve turned into weeks, and then it turned into months of people staying home being less active and ordering delivery or upping their fast food intake. People all over the country gained weight like crazy. Daily death count news drove up the fear factor. Cases of both depression and drug overdoses increased.
During all this time, how often did you hear Dr. Fauci or Dr. Birx or any doctor in government tell you to try and improve your immune health? And now that we’ve discovered that obesity is a high risk factor for Covid-19 , do you hear doctors say to try and lose weight and get in some exercise?