OPINION: make a choice, become active or increase your risks to COVID-19

Video included regarding the lack of physical activity in Americans

News flash: physical inactivity increases the risks of the most severe COVID-19 outcomes, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. People who are consistently inactive have a higher risk of hospitalization, admission to ICU and death than people who consistently meet the government's physical activity guidelines. As the speaker in the video below says, meeting that threshold set by the government for being physically active is a very low bar to meet for the typical able-bodied child or adult.

Example: the U.S. government encourages people to get at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per week.

Another big bonus to increased physical activity, one that is backed up by science, is improved mental health.

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