Coronavirus: Could This Be Why More Americans Are Dying?

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, Health Warning by Garry Messick0 Comments

The U.S. has the highest obesity rate by far of any developed country. The vast majority of Americans—nearly three-quarters of us—are either obese or overweight.

This would be a major health crisis in the best of times. But during the coronavirus pandemic, it is proving to be even more deadly.

Four recent studies show that obesity may be the single greatest risk factor other than age for having a severe case of COVID-19 or dying of it.

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Breathing Is Making You Fat

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, General Health, Health Warning, Longevity, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

If you have weight issues, you may have joked that you get heavier merely by looking at food. Of course, that’s impossible.

But a new study shows that simply breathing can actually cause you to pack on weight.[1]

The study was published in the journal Environment International. It found that breathing a certain kind of pollution can trigger obesity.

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COVID-19’s Deadly Complication: Study Reveals Natural Help

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, General Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

There’s one reason: It causes acute respiratory distress syndrome or ARDS.

What makes coronavirus so dangerous? Why does it kill so many more people than other viruses like the flu?

If you get COVID-19 and you can avoid ARDS, chances are you’ll survive. But patients who get ARDS often don’t make it.

One study found that 45% of COVID-19 patients who develop ARDS die.

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The Antidote to Coronavirus Sadness

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

It’s easy to be depressed about our coronavirus-infested world. 

Many of us have lost our jobs. We’ve seen our investments tank. We wake up each morning fearing that this will be the day that we or someone we care about will get sick. 

It’s natural to be sad. But new research shows there’s something you can do about it.

The study was published in the journal Health Psychology.

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Coronavirus: Stay in the ‘Goldilocks Zone’ for Better Health

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, General Health, Longevity by Garry Messick0 Comments

Scientists call it the “Goldilocks Zone.”

As you might expect, it originated with the old tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

It’s when a dose of something is effective not when it’s too small or when it’s too large…but when it’s just right.

So it is with exercise.

Researchers have found that during outbreaks of viral diseases such as coronavirus, not exercising is harmful.

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Big Pharma’s Biggest Crime

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

Here’s a hard truth about the pharmaceutical industry… Drug addicts make the best customers.

Unless they want to go through withdrawal, addicts must buy drugs. So Big Pharma actually has a financial incentive to foster drug dependency in its customers. 

Lest you think they are above that, take a look at the current opioid crisis in the U.S. About 2.1 million Americans have become addicted to painkillers that drug companies claimed were perfectly safe.

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