No doubt you are doing everything to avoid picking up or innocently spreading the virus. Read about government advice on Social Distancing HERE.
But despite all our best efforts it is possible that 50% or more of the Australian and NZ population may get the virus. The question is:
How well prepared is your body to deal with the Corona virus should you get it?
In the short months since the virus went global, information on who is at most risk seems to boil down to two categories:
1. older people (especially over 70) and,
2. people who are unhealthy. Definitely people who have diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, cardio-vascular and lung disease – and smokers (please stop now).
For many, a major underlining factor of most of these ailments is poor metabolic health: high blood sugar levels, high insulin levels and insulin resistance. These are typically undiagnosed. They are mainly a result of our past and current lifestyle choices.
The GOOD NEWS, is that despite your metabolic health now, there are positive things you can do to optimise your health starting now.
Below is a very good interview with one of the UK’s leading preventive cardiologists Dr Aseem Malhotra. He is a former clinical associate to the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
You can do nothing about your age, but there are things you can do about your metabolic health and your metabolic health directly affects your immune function.
How might you know your metabolic health is not as strong as it could be?
Whether you are carrying excess weight or not, if your waist is above 50% of your height, this is a reliable signal that your metabolic health in sub-optimal.
The graphic below is not based upon any solid peer-reviewed data on Corona virus risk, as it may be many months or years until clear global data is available. We can’t wait. It may be 6 months or years before we have tested vaccines and treatments. (There is no treatment yet for the common cold.)
- If you smoke – stop
- Optimise your blood sugar and insulin levels. This is the primary goal and outcome of the Healthy Inspirations Reset coaching program, which is based mainly on fresh foods and keeping the carbohydrate of your food and drink choices below your body’s individual carbohydrate tolerance.
- Unfortunately, the TV news shows empty supermarket shelves in the processed and packaged food areas. One of the first side effects of the Reset program is waistline shrinking. All our coaching has been rescheduled to happen by phone, Skype, Messenger, Facetime ect. – whatever is easiest for you.
- Stay physically active. Even better, stay physically strong. This requires resistance exercise which you can do at home, if guided correctly.
- Get some sunshine every day. This has a range of health and metabolic benefits. It helps your Circadium Rhythms for better sleep outcomes.
- Stay connected, to family, friends, your Healthy Inspirations team but keep your distance. Message for grandparents – try to avoid your grandkids as they may be carriers. Talk to them every day by phone, Skype etc.
- Reach out to others who may not be as well connected.