The stress of the pandemic, and being less active has helped pack on what is being called the “COVID nineteen.”

That’s the common 19 to 30 extra pounds of weight many gained in the last year.

The C-D-C says that’s not good since excess weight increases the odds of severe illness or death if one catches the virus.

But as spring paves the way to better weather there are steps one can take towards better health.

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