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Health shaming, Covid 19 and other musings

Have you ever had someone call you out for being obsessed with your health? I have. It seems as though trying to look after yourself, and 'god forbid' giving advice is frowned upon and vilified these days. We can't have "body positivity" being the third wheel anymore. Political correctness can kill (hopefully no literally!)
Think about this. Obesity was already an issue, but mix it with COVID-19 and it kills you fast. This issue is fundamental to who lives and who dies and it is a shame that the media and the Australian government have not voiced (thus far) how significant this issue is. FACT; Countries with the lowest rates of obesity have had the fewest COVID-19 deaths.

Maybe China isn't hiding all their COVID-19 deaths, maybe their secret is that their obesity rate is 6% while Australian's is over 31% (2019 figures). (Ref).  Also, r
esearch shows that people with a BMI of 35-40 have a 40% greater chance of dying after contracting Covid 19 and if you have a BMI over 40, your risk of dying from COVID-19 shoots up to 90%. Even if you're only mildly obese, your risk of ending up in the ICU is 5 times more than people who aren't overweight.

The fact that this information isn't being shared is appalling. The government and media have the information and they aren't sharing it. We know obesity has been an issue for a long time, but combined with this new virus it can kill you faster than ever before.

COVID-19 isn't going away. So you have two choices: roll the dice with this potentially fatal virus or prepare yourself for the fight of your life.

As always, stay healthy. Rob

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