A Candid Conversation About Covid-19

Dr mark Cucuzaella talks candidly about who is a risk and the steps to take to get healthy and minimize your risk for illness. 

Dr Mark Cucuzella talks candidly about who is a risk and the steps to take to get healthy and minimize your exposure. 

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella is a family physician and professor at West Virginia University School of Medicine with a clinical practice at the West Virginia University for Diabetes and Metabolic Health. He is on the front lines of treating patients impacted by comorbidities, and he has seen firsthand the importance of overall health and nutrition in the management of diet-related diseases and Covid-19.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we’ve learned the importance of hand washing, social distancing and mask wearing, but there are other things you can do to help strengthen your defenses, and it comes down to a a change in lifestyle which includes food, movement, sleep and stress reduction.

Studies show obesity is a major risk factor for COVID-19 hospitalizations and complications among younger and middle-age adults under 60. With nearly 3 out of 4 in the US diagnosed as overfat or obese we now see that COVID-19 is not just affecting adults over 65 with underlying health conditions. 

Making healthy lifestyle changes to improve your overall health don't have to be hard. Dr. Mark gives us some simple tips we can follow lifestyle from eating low  to the importance of stress reduction.  

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