The World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and others have been discussing some reasons why we in the U.S. may be predisposed to be infected with COVID-19 to experience complications. The #1 risk factor for COVID-19 is age, one's immune system continuously declines with age. The #2 risk factor for COVID-19 complications is obesity and elevated blood sugar levels. This statement is one that should be considered; the U.S. has many overeaters and under exercisers. According to the CDC, more than 4 in 10 U.S. adults are obese, and that statistic is on the rise. Add in the overweight population and all of these considered means, the majority of the adult population could be at risk from a COVID-19 complication. The good news is that weight is manageable with lifestyle changes. You are able to reduce or could completely eliminate the #2 risk factor for Coronavirus complications just by properly managing your diet and exercise habits. Also, reducing stress through chiropractic, getting better sleep and minimizing medication use (some of which promote weight gain). We almost immediately feel our health improve as we lose weight. You can contact your doctor if you feel that weight is a concern. A doctor will provide a plan for a healthier lifestyle, helping to make the pounds easier to lose. You will also reduce your risk of disease and improve your odds of surviving a coronavirus infection. Call us at California Chiropractic at 818-686-5983.