Is Your Body Ready To Fight?

The pandemic continues on, affecting more and more people, daily. Somehow, someway the infections are not stopping. While yes, we have several preventative measures we can do to help stop the spread, or slow it down at least, they seem to be limited. Having a mask on, gloves, disinfecting grocery store items, or simply staying at home, all that is like armor in battle. It certainly helps, but the coronavirus is silent and stealthy and seems to be finding ways to attack and attach to people regardless of the protection they have on.

So what happens if it does get you somehow? Or what if a time comes where the majority of people have the virus and it’s only a matter of time until everyone is affected? What then? What is your last resort, under all the armor and protection?

Now I may be wrong here, but maybe the top preventative measure and fight against the virus is our own bodies. Whether it be the body preventing the virus from coming in somehow, developing immediate effective antibodies, or letting it in and taking it down. Like I mentioned, I may be wrong, but if that was the case I have a question for you, “Do you trust your body to fight?”

You have been taking care of your body over the years, right? With food, nutrition, exercise. Being healthy is a priority, right?

I’m guessing answers to those questions can be interesting.

If you’re in shape, exercise regularly, and are cautions about what goes in your body you might say that you do trust your body. You might also say that the coronavirus isn’t biased and can take down even healthy people with no symptoms, so you don’t know if being healthy is relevant. I hear you. Yes, there has been news out there stating things along those lines, where some people who are young and healthy are getting hit hard. But do we know a detailed history of what those people actually were eating and doing. What does it mean to be healthy? What is the news’ definition of healthy? What are the standards?

Is it possible that the news’ definition of healthy is very different from yours? Is it possible that the standards of what it means to be healthy are extremely low? Or simply not well-rounded? Does being healthy across the board seem like some unachievable goal?

Listen, I’m simply asking if you honestly trust your body because you are actually healthy. Like are you taking your health very seriously to what some may consider extreme measures? And are you considering nuances that even certain “healthy” people might easily overlook? From having the proper amount of sleep each night to not stressing in general to looking at each ingredient that goes in your body, yes, each individual ingredient, and avoiding things like high fructose corn syrup, aspartame, sucralose, artificial colors, and so much more to making sure you eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains, nuts, and so much more to making sure you’re watching and strictly limiting, if not completely eliminating, your consumption of processed foods, fried foods, oils, sugars, caffeine, et cetera to aiming to eat fresh healthy balanced meals throughout the day and making sure you don’t get very full nor very hungry to making sure you exercise each day, work out your whole body and targeted areas, get enough sunshine, take deep breaths, take note of your posture, limit your screen time, and so much more to so much more. What does being healthy mean to you? What were the habits of a healthy person who got COVID-19 and didn’t survive it?

If someone works out regularly, eats salads daily, sleeps 8 hours a night, aims to do everything right, but drinks only 1 diet soda a day, is that person healthy? Do you think even a drop of aspartame is healthy?

If someone is an athlete, eats balanced meals, sleeps 10 hours a night, aims to do everything right, but likes to drink a little too much alcohol on weekends only, is that person healthy?

What are we considering to be healthy? What’s your definition of healthy?

Is being healthy simply watching your protein levels, eating organic food, and exercising a few days a week? Is it okay to neglect nuances? Or is having a healthy life looking at everything and considering all aspects that can contribute to a better more balanced life?

I’m not here to tell you what to do, what to eat, how to live. Instead I’m asking whether or not you trust your body. That question is for you to answer honestly to yourself. Because if your body is the last resort to fighting this virus are you happy with where you stand? Would you have no regrets in terms of what you could’ve, should’ve, and would’ve done if your body was the reason for experiencing extreme symptoms from the virus if it got you?

Sometimes questions aren’t fun to read. Sometimes questions would rather not be answered. You don’t need to answer anything you don’t want to. Do whatever you want with the questions I’m releasing.

Let’s go back to the earlier questions: Do you trust your body to fight? Have you been taking care of your body over the years? Is being healthy a priority to you?

And let’s consider how another group might respond to them.

If you’re out of shape, don’t care to exercise, and eat whatever you want you might just say that it doesn’t matter because the virus can get anyone, and that even the healthiest of people can easily not survive. Because the news said so? You might even go as far as saying you’re more protected from the virus because of the additional layers of muscle you have. In one sense, any theory can be valid because of how much uncertainty there is in terms of what COVID-19 is doing and how it’s doing it.

But what are you really saying? Are you proud to be what is considered unhealthy? Are you defending your lifestyle? Would you rather think everyone is wrong and just trying to attack you instead of taking a step back to look in the mirror and then taking steps forward to improving your quality of life and lifespan? Do you think you’re healthy enough? Are you settling for “healthy enough”?

If you saw the news talking about “healthy” people passing away due to the virus I’d guess you probably also saw the news say that the two top causes for death from COVID-19 are age and obesity. Age you may not have much control of, but when it comes to obesity you have tremendous control over. Yes, it may be hard, take discipline, and feel overwhelming to even try, but is it not worth it?

Throughout history there continuously seems to be links to diseases and problems that may stem from obesity and malnourishment. What if we can prevent so many diseases from even surfacing by actually being healthy and living a healthy lifestyle? Would it be worth it?

It shouldn’t be a surprise that without proper nourishment to the body the body handles less. The body performs worse. And without proper exercise the body doesn’t operate at optimal levels. Unless there are arguments with evidence to counter all that information, are there?

It also shouldn’t be a surprise that having a healthy body is one of the keys to a long happy life.

So to me it makes sense that a body and how amazing it is and can be should be at optimal levels, from nutrition to blood flow to oxygen levels to et cetera, in order to best combat the coronavirus if a battle were to ensue.

You know what, I’d even go as far as saying there might have been many cases where a person’s body dominated the coronavirus, but those cases didn’t make the news because the bodies that won may have been so strong and healthy that they deflected the virus each time it tried to latch on, making there be no symptoms, no hospital visit, and no story for the news, hence making this concept potentially a myth.

Well, is it a myth? Or does it make sense that a human body can actually beat COVID-19 and stop it harder and faster than any other preventive measure?

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