Metabolic Health refers to the state of your metabolism. Only 1 in 8 Americans are metabolically healthy. If you have "optimal" metabolic health, then your body can maintain a "set point," meaning the amount of fat your body stores and the energy you burn is balanced. Having optimal metabolic health results in less storage of fat, minimal or no muscle loss, the ability for your body to convert excess fat and food into energy, and an optimally-functioning immune system. Poor metabolic health increases your risk of many chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Optimal metabolic health has always been important but even more so in the COVID-19 era.
Metabolic health can be improved in several ways. There isn't a "simple fix" but adopting a Ketogenic Lifestyle is the quickest and most powerful way to improve your metabolic health. This Lifestyle trains your body to use "fat as fuel" and creates a balance in your metabolic system. Intermittent fasting and high-intensity resistance training can also improve metabolic health.
The topic of metabolic health has been at the forefront of discussions relating to COVID-19 disease severity. Early research shows that the people with severe disease are "metabolically-unhealthy." Poor metabolic health is associated with a poorly-functioning immune system, making it more difficult to fight of viruses. There is no better time than the present to get your metabolic health in order!