BORIS JOHNSON SAID HE BELIEVES HIS WEIGHT WAS ONE OF THE MAJOR REASONS THAT #CORONAVIRUS HIT HIM HARDER THAN THE "THINNIES" IN HIS CABINET

After seven days, Matt Hancock (Health Minister) had recovered, was able to  leave self-isolation and announced a five-point action plan to achieve a "significant" increase in #Coronavirus testing.

Although COVID-19 affects people differently for a variety of reasons, your general health (and the resilience of your immune system in particular ) is crucial to determining how your body will combat the virus.

Research has found that being obese doubles the risk of needing hospital treatment for coronavirus.

BEING OBESE IS KNOWN TO INCREASE THE RISK OF MANY DISEASES, INCLUDING HEART DISEASE, CANCER AND TYPE 2 DIABETES.

In a study of nearly 17,000 hospital patients with Covid-19 in the UK, those who were obese - with a body mass index (BMI) of more than 30 - had a 33% greater risk of dying than those who were not obese.

So, unlike Mr.Hancock who recovered rapidly, Prime-Minister Johnson deteriorated and ended up in ICU, his notoriously poor lifestyle is likely why his immune system could not being fight the bug.

WE CAN BEAT CORONAVIRUS BY LOOKING AFTER OUR BODIES.

Key to our immunity of COVID-19 is the microbiome – the bugs in our gut which do so much for us, including manufacturing our vitamins as well as helping control our weight and blood sugar and reducing our diabetes risk. Aim for lots of colours and lots of variety in every meal. A rich and varied diet will support a diverse and varied, and therefore resilient, microbiome. Avoid sugars, carbs and processed foods  which are a lethal combination.

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