With the UK having one of the highest excess all-cause mortality rates during the pandemic, there has been a lot of talk as to why we have been so badly affected by Covid-19. One major reason being highlighted is our obesity rate compared to other countries. Being overweight or obese increases your risk of recovery should you catch Covid-19. This is certainly scary stuff, but what can we do to improve our recovery.
So, what do you think ‘obese’ looks like?
In our line-up, draw a line where you think this woman moves from a healthy weight to overweight and another where she moves into the obese category? Answers at the end.
Just knowing someone’s weight isn’t enough.
At 100 Kgs:
Someone of 6’4” (1.9m) is a tiny bit overweight
Someone of 5’2” (1.57m) is morbidly obese
Body mass index (BMI) uses your height and your weight to work out if you are a healthy weight or not.
The higher your BMI, the greater your health risks.
The good news is that you can lower your health risk pretty quickly with LighterLife.
With LighterLife TotalFast, you can lose a stone a month – on average that is 3 BMI points down each month.
Not only will losing weight reduce your Covid-19 risk other health benefits of a lower BMI include:
- Decreased risk of Type 2 diabetes.
- Improved blood sugar levels
- Lowered blood pressure.
- Improved cholesterol levels.
- Decreased risk of heart disease.
- Decreased risk of certain cancers.
- Improved mobility.
- Decreased joint pain.
Why choose LighterLife?
Losing weight with LighterLife is a great choice to make. Our programme has been developed by experts with many years of experience working with people with weight issues.
We know that most people understand what ‘healthy eating’ is. Most know that lettuce is termed a ‘good’ food and chips are a ‘bad’ food. Why when we have the information to allow us to lose weight do we behave in a way that prevents weight loss.
The answer is not on a plate, in a fridge or in your mouth – the answer is in your head.
LighterLife has virtual CBT mindfulness sessions to help people change their mindset around food.
And, by eating 4 LighterLife Foodpacks a day you will not only be losing weight, you will be getting 100% of full nutrition – including Selenium. Recent research has shown that Selenium deficiency results in a risk of Covid-19 complications.
Start here, start today!