Breaking news from IHRSA: Inactivity is Linked to Severe COVID

The CDC officially incorporated physical inactivity into its list of medical conditions that increase a person’s risk of severe COVID-19

Did you know that physical inactivity is the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality?

It accounts for 9% of all deaths worldwide, and this number is only going to increase as we continue to face the Covid pandemic. Added to that The CDC added physical inactivity to its official list of medical conditions that increase a person’s risk of severe COVID-19.

Research has long indicated that physical inactivity is a risk factor for severe COVID-19. Now, the CDC officially incorporated physical inactivity into its list of medical conditions that increase a person’s risk of severe COVID-19. The CDC notes, “People who do little or no physical activity, or exercise, are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19 than those who are physically active. Being physically active (or exercising regularly) is important to being healthy.”

This notation adds power to the ongoing debate that gyms are part of the solution to fighting not just Covid-19, but a plethora of other factors related to inactivity. Regular physical activity has been shown to improve both physical and mental health. Exercise has been shown to have protective effects against a range of chronic diseases, including obesity, heart disease, stroke, type II diabetes mellitus, cancer (especially colorectal cancer), and depression.

This is another reminder of the importance of physical activity and exercise, especially as many people move from remote and hybrid working environments back into full-time office-based roles. Gym memberships may be more important than ever – not just to stay physically healthy, but also mentally healthy.

It’s one of the reasons we’re advocating for MOVEMENT! People are sitting more and moving less and our role in the fitness industry is to give you more than just a gym. We’re here to give you a place of community, fitness, health and friendships with expert training and support to boot. 

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