We have addressed how the pandemic has exposed the serious effect of age related frailty and poor fitness on mortality from disease. We see this as a cultural problem rather than just a matter of happenstance.
When you consider that access to booze, drugs, junk food, bulk food and passive entertainment have remained the top priority during quarantine while fitness is ignored says it all. Even though we now have significant amounts of “co-morbidity” data we see no healthcare professionals promoting taking your physical fitness serious in the face of ongoing viral outbreak.
It’s simple, if people on whole got in 50% better shape then the risk of hospitals being over run by poor infection outcomes would drop significantly. If the public was promoted to protect their bodies with fitness we would subsequently protect our ICU’s. As proactive healthcare professionals we think it is easy to conclude that such could be on par with social distancing etc as a control measure.
The fact that this has been overlooked is proof of the wide spread cultural problem – a lack of education and respect for self-care. We can do better.
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Be well, be strong
Andrew and Tierney