Prior to the arrival of Covid-19 most people would not have been familiar with the term comorbidity.
What is comorbidity?
Comorbidity is where you have two or more disorders or illnesses occurring in the same person.
Why is it important?
Clinical research shows that patients who present with COVID-19 and any comorbidity yielded poorer clinical outcomes than those without.
There has been much sabre rattling in government circles in recent years about poor diets / sugar levels in food / advertising ‘fat’ foods, etc, etc.
The real issues remain and one of those is the amount of heavily processed and packaged foods available in our supermarkets.
Today I’m referencing a blog post that was written by my colleague Maebh Coyle back in September of last year. A few sentences stand out and stand as a stark reminder of the perilous predicament facing society at large:
‘How can we ever expect to fight the obesity epidemic when our environment is so overwhelmingly ‘obesogenic’. In other words, it’s an environment that almost promotes fatness and is one in which it is much easier to be overweight than to be slim.’
If you are overweight or have a BMI that places you in an at-risk category, then you must educate yourself as to your particular vulnerabilities.
Part of the answer is to become more conscious and take back your power.
👇 A good starting point is to read the blog. It’s 3-minute read and well worth it. 👇