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Promoting Healthy Lifestyles Among Healthcare Professionals on World Obesity Day

We already know that Americans struggle with obesity, which puts the population at risk for numerous conditions, like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. That said, World Obesity Day (WOD) is about getting the entire globe on the same page in maintaining healthy diets and bodies.

Needless to say, those who suffer from obesity are at an increased risk if they contract COVID-19 as well. The evidence is still incoming as to whether this is indeed factual, but a study in France found that people in critical care because of C19 are 1.89 times more likely to be obese than the general public. Additionally, in the U.S., the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that 48% of people in the hospital, having contracted the virus, were in fact obese.

Much of the population is stigmatized in the perception that those who are obese are lazy and are often bullied. The mission of World Obesity Day is to build awareness, encourage advocacy, improve polices and share experiences and best practices to promote good health and longer and accepted lives.

Ways for Healthcare Professionals to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

  1. Find time to stay fit. Whether you carve out a small space at home or at work, having workout gear readily available to incorporate some exercise in on free time is not only good for the body, but the mind as well. Try following the World Health Organization (WHO) 2021 guidelines.
  2. Continue to educate yourself. Stay current on CDC guidelines and research reports to better understand the challenges of obese people. More information can be found via the World Obesity Federation and you can find other resources HERE and HERE, courtesy of WOD.org.
  3. Try one of the many popular 2021 diet trends, including the Top 3, according to S. News & World Report, in the Mediterranean, DASH and Flexitarian Diet(s). More about each, HERE.

At MedPro International, we recognize the stress the pandemic has caused for healthcare professionals. Our blog offers insights on how to maintain healthy minds and bodies, in conjunction with The MedPro Experience, which is intended to reward our valued frontline heroes, via personalized gifts, like work anniversaries and birthdays, all while our dedicated journey guides are available, every step of the way.

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