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Overweight or obese and the Covid-19

Overweight and obesity are defined as having more fat or abnormal fat accumulation that may impair health. The Ministry of Health Malaysia through a national survey in 2019 indicates that about 50.1% of Malaysian adults are overweight or obese. Studies also showed that obesity has been associated with the progression and severity of Covid-19 illness, often leading to death. The ideal solution for combating obesity and being overweight is to increase physical activity and exercise. Exercise would help reduce fat, improve fitness,

 immune functions and to have psychological benefits. This could be one of the best prevention method during a pandemic.  

 

Prepared By Syarifah Fathynah bt Syed Sheikh

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