Covid-19 Risk Report

What is the biggest risk factor for Covid-19 infection and complications

After over 7 million infections in the country have been documented it is clearer that certain individuals are at greater risk for serious or fatal outcomes from the disease than others. According to the Cleveland Clinic, “Patients with obesity, and particularly those with severe obesity, were among those faring the worst.  In one study, patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher were found to be at significantly increased risk for severe COVID-19, and those with a BMI of 35 and higher had a dramatically increased risk of death. Another found severe obesity to be a profound risk factor for death from COVID-19 in men age 60 and younger.  Meta-analyses confirmed these findings.”

As of now, we do not have a cure for the virus and the prospect of a vaccine still months away, it is more important than ever for those with obesity, need to take action to decrease their fat percentages to decrease their risk of death due to the virus.

BMI Ranges
  • Potential explanations from the Cleveland Clinic: 
  • Underlying cardiovascular risk:
  • Patients with obesity frequently have underlying cardiovascular disease and its risk factors, including hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease and heart failure. Presence of these underlying conditions can lead to poor outcomes after SARS-CoV-2 infection.
  • Poor pulmonary reserve:
  • The mechanical impact of excess weight on the function of the chest wall and diaphragm, and common presence of other lung conditions such as sleep apnea, obesity hypoventilation syndrome and asthma, weaken cardiopulmonary reserve and increase the risk of pulmonary manifestations of COVID-19.
  • Increased risk of thrombosis:
  • Obesity is a pro-coagulant condition and increases the risk of venous thromboembolism. “The SARS-CoV-2 virus damages the endothelium, increasing the risk of blood clots,” says Dr. Aminian. “Autopsies have revealed that widespread severe endothelial injury and blood clots are responsible for increased mortality in many patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection.”
  • Impaired immunity:
  • Obesity and diabetes impair innate and adaptive immune responses to infections.
  • Overactive immune response:
  • Obesity is a chronic inflammatory state that causes excessive cytokine production. Infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus also triggers the immune system to release cytokines, which can lead to a cytokine storm that damages organs. “This may partly explain the severity of infection in patients with obesity,” says Dr. Aminian.

How to take Control of Your Covid-19 Risk

How to decrease my Covid 19 Risk

How to take Control

If you’re heavy in America, we know you’ve tried everything…every diet and every workout.  The problem was that you didn’t see the results for the amount of effort you put in so, you thought you were destined to stay heavy.  It’s not true.  You can do this!  All you need is a solid guide to keep you on the right track to lose the fat ASAP.  It’s really a science we have devoted 16 years to and we’ve seen it all.  Look, whether you train with us, or someone else, you’re worth it and you make the world better by being your best self!

#1.) Calculate your BMI and accept the foundation from where you will change.

#2.) Think back to the meal management that fits your life best.

#3.) Find ways to increase your movement…even just a walk a day.

#4.) Contact us to create a plan to keep yourself healthy and increase your immunity to Covid-19!