As we learn more about the Coronavirus, researchers are beginning to understand the factors that increase the risk to patients. One aspect is obesity. Fortunately that is something that we can all tackle very easily with some small, sensible changes to our our way of thinking and our lifestyles.
Being overweight has been shown to increase the risk of illness or death from COVID-19. With that in mind, it’s worth taking some time to think about our eating habits and what we can do to maintain a healthy weight to reduce our risks from Covid-19.
According to the NHS, we should aim to have a BMI (or Body Mass Index) of 18.5 to 25, with anything more or less than this thought of as unhealthy.
People with a BMI of 30 or more are considered to be obese.
You can work out your BMI by dividing your weight by the square of your height – or use the NHS BMI calculator.
If you think you are carrying more weight than you need to be, it could be prudent to lose a few pounds.
If this means making major changes to your diet, or you have a lasting health condition, make sure you speak to your GP first.
Weight Loss Motivation
There are plenty of well researched methods to lose weight, however, there aren’t many that help you build the motivation you need to stick to a healthy lifestyle, which can be difficult if you aren’t accustomed to it.
The Weight Loss Habit is a book solely focus on helping you change the way you think and feel about food and will help you create habits that will make it easier to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
You can buy your copy from Amazon here.