Obesity clearly raises the risk for severe Covid-19. Class I obesity (BMI of 30 – 34.9) raises the risk of mechanical ventilation with 54%, compared to those with a normal BMI. This risk doubles for those with a BMI of more than 40. Those who have a BMI of more than 40 are 2.6 times …

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on mental and physical health of people, and reportedly, the risk of severe illness or death is exacerbated in people with chronic underlying health conditions such as obesity. Forced confinement and social distancing have restricted people from normal exercise options, and the dietary habits of people have …

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Corporate Wellness Written by Jenna Bowes, Registered Dietitian What is wellness? Traditionally, wellness is understood as the state of being, a state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing. Achieving wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being absent of …

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