Wholesome Residing: Get Match This Summer time

Last week, we shared a study on the correlation between COVID-19 and obesity that said those who are obese and have contracted COVID-19 had worse results. This week we’re sharing how to get in shape this summer.

If you haven’t exercised in a while, you might be wondering where to start. Health experts say take it slow.

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“I think it’s always very important to take small steps and get involved,” said Dr. Marie Schaefer, Cleveland Clinic. “You don’t have to go to the gym and spend an hour and a half doing cardio and weights right away. I think small incremental steps and changes are the most beneficial, the least intimidating, and the most sustainable. “

Dr. Schaefer is an exercise physician for the Cleveland Clinic. She says if you feel uncomfortable about going to the gym, you can always work out outside.

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When it comes to diets, she says, stay away from fad diets. They can give you quick results, but they are not durable over the long term.

Dr. Schaefer says it’s also important to drink enough water and get enough sleep.

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One more thing to note: Mental health also plays a major role. Exercise has been linked to improved mental health, but when you find yourself in an anxious or depressed place, Dr. Schaefer suggests getting medical help.

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