Jaws may have dropped, mine definitely twitched when he just announced that getting a jab is easier than losing weight as a new years resolution.
Now I understand that some may not see this as an issue.
Perhaps when you see some actual statistics on just how awful being obese really is you’ll see a different perspective.
The CDC share this little bit of data:
“estimate that 271,800 (30.2%) of these hospitalizations (Covid 19) were attributed to obesity.6“
30% people. Obesity caused over a quarter of a million people to need hospitalisation due to Covid19 in the U.S. alone.
Think you’re not effected by that stat?
The odds say you are:
63% of U.K. adults are obese or overweight (https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional/cancer-statistics/risk/overweight-and-obesity)
63% and the countries leader claims to care about relieving the burden from the NHS but implies not to worry about a diet and just get a jab. Negligence? Dangerous? Lies?
What exactly is considered obese?
The N.H.S. defines it using B.M.I. (body mass index)
For most adults, a BMI of:
- 18.5 to 24.9 means you’re a healthy weight
- 25 to 29.9 means you’re overweight
- 30 to 39.9 means you’re obese
- 40 or above means you’re severely obese
They go on to say that method is often not great for muscular athletes and waist circumference is often used in place:
“Generally, men with a waist size of 94cm or more and women with a waist size of 80cm or more are more likely to develop obesity-related health problems.”
Get that tape measure out folks.
Aside from the massively increased risk of being hospitalised by Covid 19 obese folk have the following risks increased:
- type 2 diabetes
- high blood pressure
- high cholesterol and atherosclerosis (where fatty deposits narrow your arteries), which can lead to coronary heart disease and stroke
- metabolic syndrome, a combination of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity
- several types of cancer, including bowel cancer, breast cancer and womb cancer
- gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), where stomach acid leaks out of the stomach and into the gullet
- reduced fertility
- osteoarthritis, a condition involving pain and stiffness in your joints
- sleep apnoea, a condition that causes interrupted breathing during sleep, which can lead to daytime sleepiness with an increased risk of road traffic accidents, as well as a greater risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease
- liver disease and kidney disease
- pregnancy complications, such as gestational diabetes or pre-eclampsia, when a woman experiences a potentially dangerous rise in blood pressure during pregnancy
Obesity reduces life expectancy by an average of 3 to 10 years, depending on how severe it is.
It’s estimated that obesity and being overweight contribute to at least 1 in every 13 deaths in Europe.
Obesity is related to over 7% of ALL deaths in Europe. Take a moment to think about that.
“COVID-19 has been mentioned on 69,771 death certificates in England and Wales in the year to 4 December 2020 (end of week 49). This is 12.3% of all deaths for that period”.
Covid19 even at it’s cluster fkuk peak of fiddled stats is attributed to 12% of all deaths vs something completely reversible and in your control accounts for over 7%.
I’ll just drop this little gem hidden away in here:
Being obese is THE JOINT NUMBER ONE single comorbidity associated with death by COVID. Joint with diabetes, often caused by…if you guessed obesity then you’d be correct!
Aside from simply losing weight to protect yourself from dying of many illness let alone Covid Sars 2 an increase in your cardiovascular health and fitness reduces your death from ANYTHING!
“Moderate to high levels of CRF and improvement in CRF are associated with a lower risk of mortality from all-causes.”
“Conclusions Adults who engage in leisure time aerobic and muscle strengthening activities at levels recommended by the 2018 physical activity guidelines for Americans show greatly reduced risk of all cause and cause specific mortality. These data suggest that the physical activity levels recommended in the guidelines are associated with important survival benefits.”
If you are looking for the “easier” option, take your pills, get your jabs and hope that modern medicine saves you.
If you want to protect yourself from nearly any causes of mortality then make yourself more energised, stronger and more useful by dropping me a line.