Obesity link to an increased risk from COVID-19

"Obesity is one of the biggest health crises the country faces. Almost two-thirds (63%) of adults in England are overweight or living with obesity – and 1 in 3

children leave primary school overweight or obese, with obesity-related illnesses costing the NHS £6 billion a year.

The urgency of tackling the obesity time bomb has been brought to the fore by evidence of the link to an increased risk from COVID-19.


Living with excess weight puts people at greater risk of serious illness or death from COVID-19, with risk growing substantially as body mass index (BMI) increases. Nearly 8% of critically ill patients with COVID-19 in intensive care units have been morbidly obese, compared with 2.9% of the general population" (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-obesity-strategy-unveiled-as-country-urged-to-lose-weight-to-beat-coronavirus-covid-19-and-protect-the-nhs).


Getting active and adopting a healthier lifestyle will help with weight loss. Loosing weight is not as simple as it seems. The government have launched a 'Better Health' campaign along side a contractionary 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme. A 50% discount on restaurant which include fast food establishments.


It is important to educate yourself on what is best for you. To know and understand how your health can affect your risks from COVID-19 as well as other medical conditions. Loosing weight can be done by following the huge variety of diets and gyms which are available. Yet if there is so much choice, why is it that two-thirds (63%) of adults in England are overweight or living with obesity? Its more than simply 'loosing weight'. To find more advice on how to loose weight and more importantly keep it off check out

www.kellyshealthandfitnessacademy.com