Let me be clear that what I’m going to discuss here is not intended to constitute medical advice. After all, I’m not in the medical field…technically.
So earlier today I was speaking with one of my personal training clients and she was telling me about an article that discussed a correlation between Vitamin D deficiency and Covid-19. Here is a link to that article.
Vitamin D (something that you can either supplement or get directly from the sun like Superman) is known to play a role in having a healthy immune system. Correlation isn’t to be confused with causation, but it may be worth having a look.
As I got home, I checked the news app on my phone and saw another article this time giving hope about a potential vaccine from Oxford. Here is a link to that article. https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/oxford-coronavirus-vaccine-induces-strong-immune-response-early-trial-results-n1234191
When I analyze various training and nutrition programs, I look for patterns to see what kinds of things they have in common. If you’re looking at several different programs and they all seem to have one thing in common maybe that thing is worth further study.
And in the case of those two articles both of them speak about strengthening up the immune system. Exercise also is also well known to strengthen the immune system.
How? To be honest, I’m not really sure.
It’s also been known to help with the co-morbidity factors that can make covid19 so deadly, like diabetes, heart disease and obesity.
You can’t really tell by looking at me but I’m half Filipino and it’s a bit of a Filipino stereotype to be involved in healthcare. I often joke that as a personal trainer I represent the first line of defense. In a sense, it’s true since I’m in the business of helping people to get stronger, leaner and healthier.
As strength coach Mark Rippetoe once quipped “Strong people are harder to kill.” This quite literally could apply to fighting covid19.
And even if it doesn’t work at that, getting strong and healthy reaps it’s own benefits like being able to move a couch or chase around your kids/grandkids.
So to sum it up, get some sun and get stronger. It could help.
If you need help with this I have a free trial but I don’t have many spots left. Right now Tuesdays and Thursdays in the morning I have a bit more availability to help you out if you want to give it a try. Send me a text at 973 476 5328. I also have some availability in the early afternoons.
Eric Moss is a world-record-holding modern-day professional performing strongman, author, motivational speaker, and personal trainer. In the tradition of the strongmen more common during the turn of the century, he performs feats of strength such as bending steel and breaking chains as part of a show and speaks on goal achievement for corporations, nonprofits, government as well as for schools and universities. His exclusive personal training studio is located on Main Street in Boonton New Jersey, is close to Mountain Lakes, Denville, Montville and Parsippany New Jersey.