“Being physically healthy or the best version of yourself that you can be has never been so important.”
This is the message from a new Police Mutual video which has been produced to encourage members to adopt a healthier lifestyle in the fight against coronavirus.
The video, hosted by Carl Laidler from Health Shield, gives useful tips on exercise, nutrition, hydration and weight, as well as immune system boosters, vitamins in food, sleep, stress and Vitamin D.
Carl also explains that, while a health check-up with a doctor or nurse is not practical currently, there are simple self-tests which can be done at home to monitor the four health numbers that are key to physical wellbeing: blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and body mass index.
He says: “It’s the underlying issues that make the difference to how someone is affected by Covid so there is a significant advantage to staying healthy and therefore avoiding those underlying health issues where possible.”