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Laziness and severe COVID-19 infections related: Study

According to reports, lazy people are at a higher chance of dying if they report being COVID-19 positive.

Laziness and severe COVID-19 infections related: Study
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In a report by the British Journal of Sports Medicine, laziness has been pointed out as a factor that could affect people worse if they were to get affected by COVID-19.

According to reports, lazy people are at a higher chance of dying if they report being COVID-19 positive.

This study was performed in the United States between January and October 2020. Acute symptoms of the coronavirus are found in people who lack exercise and physical activity, and such people have a higher risk of dying from the same as well. Moreover, the study found that coronavirus infections were associated with a higher risk of coronary heart disease and death than smoking, obesity and high blood pressure.

It further mentioned that physical inactivity was surpassed only by advanced age and a history of organ transplant as a risk factor for severe disease. "It is notable that being consistently inactive was a stronger risk factor for severe COVID-19 outcomes than any of the underlying medical conditions and risk factors identified by (The Centers for Disease Control) except for age and a history of organ transplant," the researchers added.

Meanwhile, many risk factors for severe coronavirus infections have been identified which includes advanced age, male sex, and certain underlying medical conditions, such as diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease, the researchers said. However, physical inactivity is not one of them, even though it is a well-known contributory risk factor for several long term conditions, including those associated with severe COVID-19.

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