Shocker: Researchers Say Those Who Exercise Are At Less Risk Of Severe COVID

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Researchers say they’ve unearthed some incredible new data that tells them that the more a person exercises, and is in solid physical shape, the less risk that person has of developing “severe” COVID, the New York Times reported Wednesday.

Imagine that…a person who crushes cardio 3-4 times a week, eats multiple sets of iron, sucks down kale smoothies and pounds egg white omelets faster than chickens can pump out the eggs is at less risk of severe COVID. Color me shocked.

The study, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, analyzed data from 50,000 Californians with a COVID diagnosis between January 2020 and October 2020. The researchers found that “patients with COVID-19 who were consistently inactive had a greater risk of hospitalization and death due to COVID-19 than patients who were consistently meeting physical activity guidelines.”

So what do the researchers have to say about this data? They say you should get out and exercise. “We recommend efforts to promote physical activity to be prioritised by public health agencies and incorporated into routine medical care.”

Look, we don’t need scientists or the New York Times nerds to tell us that those who exercise are less likely to get drilled by the ‘VID. We have brains and can use them. It doesn’t take an Ivy League genius to conclude that crushing beers on the couch, breaded wings in a Buffalo Wild Wings booth, eating Doritos, mixing in a Diet Coke — or eight — and eating a handful of cookies right before bed isn’t the best defense against a respiratory virus.

Do you know what the government didn’t send out with those stimulus checks? Walking shoes. Or vouchers to go grab some New Balance shoes. Now let’s see what people spent their stimmies on. Sports and fitness got absolutely crushed by ‘food.’

What people spent stimulus checks on
via CNBC

What did we all learn today from this impressive new research? Go on a walk. Get some steps in. Mow the grass. Throw a baseball with your kid. Ride a bike. Eat some 25-pound plates. Get away from the computer like I’m about to do right now.

Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.


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  1. Joe. I own fitness centers in Virginia Beach, Va. We flipped the bird to ole “black face” here and kept our centers rolling with no restrictions for those who wanted to keep their fitness game in tact during the RO RO. You pointed out common sense data that these dumb fuck “leaders” neglected and forced closures to one of the antidotes to every virus.

  2. Gyms in our state have been re-opened since last May. No issues. When cases climbed a bit in the summer our RINO in training governor got a little wobbly and considered going backwards relative to some business closures. That only lasted a few days after the gov saw his name associated with the word recall. Amazing how that works.

  3. Doesn’t matter…you need the depopulation oligarchs, the government and Bill Gates to give you an immune system. At least we think that’s what is in the ‘VID vaccine.

    • Hahaha, dj, you just caused me to spit out a mouthful of my kale smoothie!!!! The only change I’d suggest is that the number is MUCH greater than 50%. I’m headed to the gym now for my daily dose of iron.

      PS: Just kidding about the kale smoothie, no chance I’d go there. It was actually bacon and eggs.

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