Obesity and COVID-19
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, being obese increases your risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
There are several actions you can take to reduce your risk:
- Take your prescription medicines for being overweight, obesity, or severe obesity, exactly as prescribed.
- Follow your health care provider’s recommendations for nutrition and physical activity, while maintaining social distancing precautions.
- Call your health care provider if you have concerns or feel sick.
- If you don’t have a health care provider, contact your nearest community health center or health department.
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