Some GOOD news about how to combat Covid-19.

Sep 19, 2021

 by Beth Roberts

Covid-19 is consistantly on our minds these days. We are still struggling with many unknowns so I thought I'd share some positive news that you aren't likely to find on your morning news. 

Below is some information we have put together for you that will give you a glimpse of how regular exercise can help keep you safe.

“Physical inactivity is associated with a higher risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes: a study in 48 440 adult patients”

 New study shows exercise cuts your risk of dying from Covid-19 by 2.5x.

This is something you need to know … and it’s NOT something that the news is actively covering or that you’ll hear a lot about. 

A new study of 48,440 Covid patients in California shows that the people who were consistently inactive during the 2 years before the pandemic were more likely to:

  1. Be hospitalized
  2. Admitted to intensive care units
  3. Or, die (compared to patients who regularly met physical activity guidelines). 

IN FACT: besides age, pregnancy, and having an organ transplant, being sedentary was linked to the HIGHEST chance of being hospitalized!

The study was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. (You can read the study here:

The researchers created three categories:


  • Working out 150 minutes or more a week (the amount recommended in US guidelines)
  • Getting some activity (11-149 minutes a week, or working out but not being consistent)
  • Being consistently inactive (0-10 minutes a week)


Here’s what they discovered:

People who were INACTIVE (not exercising at all):

  • Had 1.73 times HIGHER odds of ending up in the ICU
  • Had 2.49 times HIGHER risk of dying

compared to those who met US activity guidelines.


Not only that ... but people who got SOME EXERCISE but didn’t meet guidelines consistently:

  • Had 1.58 times HIGHER odds ending up in the ICU, 
  • And had 1.88 times greater odds of death 

than regular exercisers.


QUESTION: So according to this study, what’s one thing you can do to put yourself in the best possible position for COVID? 

ANSWER: Exercise just 150 minutes per week. (which you can do in just 30 minutes, 5 days a week!) 


Please get your friends and family on board, too … so we can ALL be healthier, together. 

If you need help getting started, please reach out to schedule a consultation where we’ll help you map out a plan that works for YOU and where you’re at in your life. 

Doing what you can to be PROACTIVE is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your loved ones.