As if the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t enough, we chuckle about the COVID-19 weight gain and still mask up when we are in crowds. Now scientists have found that the virus attacks fat tissue (I prefer the term adipose tissue)! Seriously? What science has found is that not only does the virus attack fat cells, but it can also create an immune response that could lead to major damage.
Okay, in fairness, the study has not been peer-reviewed or published but it does make you stop and think. Many victims of the virus are indeed overweight, many ending up on ventilators for long periods of time, however, even today the virus continues to be the topic of conversation as it has stymied the medical community for almost 2 years.
As we enter the new year with new hope and energy, maybe it is time to take a look at our own personal lifestyle choices. Yes, excess weight can pose many threats to your overall health, however, it is one thing most of us have some control over in a time when we feel helpless. Take a look at your lifestyle choices, are you truly living the healthiest lifestyle you can? If not, maybe it is time to change some things with the goal of improved health, not strictly on weight loss! Stay well, stay informed, and stay tuned!