The most frightening part of the coronavirus really isn’t the infection itself. It’s how little control you have over everything.
Take the prime risk factors for COVID-19, for example. It feels like they’re all things you can’t change, like the biggest one of all… your age.
The ugly truth about the coronavirus is that it DOES discriminate. And the older you are, the more extensive your list of risks grows.
That includes a higher risk of…
- getting the infection
- having a more severe case
But I’ve got good news to share today. New research reveals another factor that’s just about as important as your age. And THIS one is 100 percent within your control.
The coronavirus risk factor you can CHANGE
We’re hurtling toward the New Year, and we finally have a glimmer of hope that the COVID-19 crisis could end in 2021.
But we’re not out of the woods yet, of course. Not by a long shot. The third wave of coronavirus is threatening to become far worse than the others. And the death toll is rising with frightening speed.
Even with treatments and vaccines on the way, experts say the infection will remain a threat well into spring and possibly beyond. But the latest studies reveal a way to cut your OWN risks for the most severe cases, worst complications, and even death.
This ISN’T a magic bullet that will allow you to go out and do whatever you feel like again. Not yet. But researchers say this one move COULD help if, despite your best efforts, you still become one of the more than 12 million to catch the coronavirus.
It’s a move many people try to commit to this time of year when they make their resolutions anyway. And that, of course, is to lose weight.
Weight loss could be the key to reducing your risks
The new study finds that OBESITY is the most significant changeable risk factor for COVID-19 infection. The bigger you are, the bigger your risks… including the risk of severe complications and even death.
If you’re packing a few extra pounds, there are two actions you should take right away.
1. Be a social distancing champ:
Everyone should be staying on top of this basic step to stop the coronavirus’s spread and avoid infection. But folks who are at higher risk need to be especially vigilant.
That means if you’re older or on the larger side … or older AND bigger…
- keep away from crowds
- follow the six-foot (or more!) rule if you do go out
- wear a mask
- wash your hands often
Extra caution will never hurt you. But lack of caution could be a literal killer.
2. Lose some weight:
I know. You’ve tried. We all have. And many of us fall short. It’s NOT easy to lose weight if you follow mainstream diet plans.
And that, my friend, is your ticket off of the weight-loss-failure merry ground. Forget the low-fat, calorie-counting mainstream diets of doom and try something different.
Start by giving up all processed foods and cutting WAY back on carbs, especially early on. You can go full low-carb if you want. It works very well for many people. Or you can try some variations on the Mediterranean diet, which is another excellent way to lose weight and keep healthy. And at the same time it could help reduce your coronavirus risk
And for more tips on weight loss, including the most common pitfalls that could cause you to fail, check out this free report.