COVID-19 poses a higher risk for individuals and populations who are overweight or obese. 

Having obesity can triple the risk of hospitalization due to a COVID-19 infection.

Concerned about obesity? Consult a medical professional;

Overweight is associated with other conditions like hypertension, diabetes, and heart diseases.

Today is the best day to start making a difference!

Why is physical activity important? Regular physical activity brings immediate and long-term health benefits.

Being physically active can improve brain health, reduce the risk of diseases, strengthen bones and muscles, and enhance your ability to carry out daily activities.

– Physical activity also helps:

– Improve sleep quality.

– Lower high blood pressure.

– Reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and various cancers.

– Lessen arthritis pain and disability associated with it.

– Lower the risk of osteoporosis and falls.

– Alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety.

If you haven’t been exercising for a while, you might wonder how to start again. 

Put on your sneakers and find ideas that motivate you.

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