And on the point, financing your home appliances is a popular thing (but please, pay up front!)
It seems like all I hear are the usual suspects: Me Undies, Blue Apron, etc.
On other hand, I'm not entirely sure how I feel about the companies marketing on things like pod casts... Some pretty famous ones don't seem to be too special products, see Raid Shadowlegends, Raycon and all of the VPN providers...
There is free open source software like GoldenCheetah which can read those comes so you don't have to depend on proprietary online services.
If you lifted weights or ran ~5 days a week for a year and ate appropriately, most people would probably end up looking like models. And that's just one year. To me, that's pretty darn quick. Basically, anything else of value takes like way longer: playing an instrument, getting good at a sport, getting an education. If you really think about it, the time investment is actually pretty minimal.
You will never look like a model by just lifting weights and running. You need a propper diet plan and a life that supports it.
Going on dinner with your friend? that will be a no for a year.
Having a bussiness lunch meeting with clients or bosses? Thats a no for a year.
Skipping a week or more of lifing because of unexpected life reasons? Thats a no for a year.
Guarantee a majority of your sleep to be of good quality for a whole year? Very few can do that.
Being on a caloric deficit and maintaining a high protein intake every day for a whole year? That is really hard and requires you to have no unplanned events for a whole year.
Getting in a situation where you have no real good options for your diet plan, you need to make sure never to get there for a year.
If your goal is "just" to loose weight its a bit easier but still a lot of hard work with no compromises for a year, and if you want to look like a model then you need hard work and good genetics to support that.
The time investment depends a whole lot on external factors and its never minimal.
> Having a bussiness lunch meeting with clients or bosses? Thats a no for a year.
> Skipping a week or more of lifing because of unexpected life reasons? Thats a no for a year
> Being on a caloric deficit and maintaining a high protein intake every day for a whole year? That is really hard and requires you to have no unplanned events for a whole year.
All of those points are incredibly wrong. People are able to stay fit, lean, and healthy without becoming some robotic fool who survives on water and protein powder.
Tracking your TDEE and macros is very simple, and not restrictive at all. One can drink beer, eat pizza and candy, and retain a great physique with ease. It requires only that you don't go overboard when indulging. One doesn't have to be in a caloric deficit every single day. As long as one is in cal-def a majority of the time, it's fine. As long as they don't shovel enough food into their mouth on their 'bad' days, to undo all the hard work from the 'good' days, it works out fine.
One can also easily take weeks off. In fact, every athlete should take weeks off. Deloading is not what I'm referring to. I'm talking about taking an entire week, or even two, off and doing nothing. It's healthy, and even necessary for long-term consistency and success.
Why are you convinced that being fit and lean is some incredibly hard task? It's not. All you're doing is convincing people that they can't accomplish what they can; relatively easily, I might add.
Intuitively, it would seem that visceral (internal) fat might affect lung function more, but as the article states, the mechanism of impairment is not clear.
I'd suggest this lecture by Dr. Seheult of MedCram which dates back to around the time we started discoverying the concerning underlying pathologies of the disease process:
This is also one of the possible explanations for the appearances of rash-like lesions in the extremities of younger populations who are otherwise asymptomatic: Capillary vasculature becoming blocked by the formation of emboli creating a redness in the skin is another feature of a disease that is primarily vascular in nature. Not to mention the increased risk of stroke.
The correct answer is that it's "kind of both" but that the damaging effects from SARS-CoV-2 are less a consequence of destruction of lung cells, as was originally thought, and more a function of blocking the vasculature that carry away oxygen.
But then again, if it's damaging the vascular system then it's also a kidney disease.
25% of each stroke volume out of the heart goes to the kidneys. Anything that damages the vascular system will strain the heart leading to higher blood pressure, which will damage the kidneys.
Poor kidney clearance will increase the incidence of joint diseases like gout and arthritis.
COVID-19 is a joint disease.
The endothelial cells.
Guess how SARS-CoV-2 causes the formation of emboli that fundamentally result in blocking the lung vasculature? By attacking the endothelium.