Even Mild Obesity Raises Odds for Severe COVID-19 Complications


It might be time to focus on your health goals. The latest report from Newsweek claims that even the “mildly obese” are at a higher risk for developing severe COVID-19 complications. Here is some more startling information:

The World Obesity Federation has called for the government to intervene after gathering evidence to prove a link between obesity and the severity of COVID-19. A second global entity, the World Health Organization, now lists obesity as a risk factor for getting seriously ill with COVID-19. Thirdly, a report out of the UK suggests that two thirds of those with severe COVID-19 were overweight or obese.

An Italian report suggests that 99% of the deaths occurred in patients with pre-existing conditions that are commonly seen in obese people: hypertension, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. While this is very upsetting that is not all…

Newsweek just declared that even being mildy obese puts a person at a higher risk of developing severe complications COVID-19 and death. A study with over 4,000 patients in New York City found obesity may be one of the main risk factors of COVID-19 hospitalizations.

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Cited Sources

https://eje.bioscientifica.com/view/journals/eje/aop/eje-20-0541/eje-20-0541.xml

https://www.newsweek.com/even-mild-obesity-linked-severe-covid-19-death-study-1518189

https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2020-07-23/even-mild-obesity-raises-odds-for-severe-covid

Obesity History & Future


The modern diet has developed over the past 50 years to now consist of significant quantities of chemicals and poor quality carbohydrates. Two recent studies look at both the past and the upcoming projections at how obesity has and will continue to impact our lives. Americans are not getting smaller, and there are serious consequences on our human genetics because of this global trend.

The New York Times recently released an article that scientists project by the year 2030 fifty percent of American adults will by scientifically obese. While it may seem that health fads and exercise regiments have helped counter the obesity trend, this is true for only particular groups. As a whole the nation is becoming much unhealthier.

One major impact that this diet has had on our human genetics as a whole can be seen in the declining puberty rates in females since the 1970s. A European study published in The Independent details how over 38 research projects were compared with more than ten thousand girls from all over the world. Scientists suspect that obesity is a major contributing reason.

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Links to more information

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/10/well/live/half-of-us-face-obesity-dire-projections-show.html

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/girls-puberty-start-age-earlier-obesity-study-copenhagen-a9328571.html

Guac & Cucumbers: Keto Style


The weather is getting warmer and that means avocado season is beginning to bloom! Instead of turning to tacos our team at BeLiteWeight would like to offer this tasty keto-friendly recipe for flavor bursting guacamole.

Just Four Ingredients!

2 Ripe Avocados

½ Cup of Chunky Salsa  (Without The Chip!)

¼ TSP Red Pepper Sauce

1 Thinly Sliced Cucumber

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Obesity & Walking: The First Step


Too many people do not exercise because they believe that working out must equal long hours spent at the gym putting yourself through excruciating pain. However the benefits of just stepping outside your front door and leaving your home for a few minutes are staggering! Here are just a few reasons to walk more!

#1 – Greater Benefit for Obese

For those struggling with obesity these effects are even more amplified! At a power-walking speed of 4.5 miles per hour a 185 lb person would burn about 65 more calories per hour than a 155 lb person!

#2 – It’s Easy!

While walking may be troublesome for a select few, when compared to other forms of exercise such as running power walking is low-impact and minimally stressful on the body. Just start with a five minute walk and add two minutes every week!

#3 – More YOU time!

The time you spend walking is an opportunity for you to put on your headphones and jam out to your favorite tracks or listen to an audiobook.

#4 – The American Lifestyle

Americans take fewer steps than adults in Australia Switzerland and Japan which all have less issues with obesity and heart disease. Our lifestyle choices in America are not good for our bodies!

#5 – 50% Reduction of Select Diseases

High energy walking for 2-4 hours a week reduced the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and metabolic syndrome by 50 percent!

The 2008 CDC Physical Activity Guidelines recommends 30 minutes per day of moderate activity or 15 minutes per day of vigorous exercise. The BeLiteWeight team would like to challenge you to meet their standards!

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The Reality of Obesity: Causes


Reality of Obesity | BeLiteWeight | Weight Loss Services The best way to control weight gain is to count the calories you eat everyday, especially when the scale starts showing excess weight gain. But more often than not, a few extra pounds are not taken as a warning and are often neglected, leading to a stage when you become overweight. In today’s world, where stress has become an integral part of life causing various related chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes, you cannot simply add to the risk by putting on more weight. Keeping a tab on the causes of obesity can help you control your weight gain.

Understanding the Causes of Obesity The causes of obesity in a person can differ and mostly depend on the lifestyle of an individual. Let’s crosscheck some of the causes that can lead to being overweight:

Energy Imbalance The most common cause is an imbalance of your energy levels. This means that the amount of calories you consume is less than the amount of calories used for carrying out your daily activities (including digestion). In such cases, the best way is to reduce the intake of calories and increase their digestion by following a certain exercise regime such as walking, running, yoga, aerobics, resistance training, etc. These small changes are enough to stop further weight gain and promote health in other facets of your everyday life.

Environment Your environment is another factor that leads to obesity. (Remember: we’re products of it!) Various things factor into our environment such as the habit of eating meals in large portions, lack of good parks or walking/running tracks, local culture, highly inactive and sedentary work and home life, lack of knowledge regarding healthy foods, and so on.

Genetics Having a family history of obesity is one of the main reasons people get and stay overweight. Researchers have shown that the tendency of your body to store fat is greatly influenced by your genes and there are many siblings who, even after growing up in a different environment with totally different eating habits, still have a common problem of obesity. Parents should start monitoring the weight of their kids at a very early age and inculcate in them the habit of eating healthy food in small portions.

Health Conditions Health conditions such as hypothyroidism, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and Cushing’s syndrome are known to cause obesity.

Other causes of overweight are medicines, pregnancy, and lack of sleep, emotional stress and growing age.