The coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, is a resurgent and global pandemic that is unique in its impact. This has led to a number of scientific debates and uncertainties regarding the management of this pandemic. It is also a wake-up call for the health community. There has been a renewed interest in the links between lifestyle and chronic diseases.
In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, the association between unhealthy lifestyles and depression has become more apparent. As a result, some authors have suggested that drastic changes in lifestyle behaviors are unprecedented. They have argued that lifestyle changes will increase the burden of NCDs in the future.
However, others have argued that it is not necessary for individuals to change their lifestyles in order to prevent the development of NCDs. Instead, it is necessary to reduce stress and anxiety, as these are commonly associated with an unhealthy lifestyle.
The findings of this study suggest that an unhealthy lifestyle can predispose individuals to the coronavirus. This is because ineffective weight management and physical limitation are frequently associated with depression and stress. Moreover, an unhealthy lifestyle can lead to serious respiratory infections, food- and water-borne illnesses, and organ damage. Lastly, an unhealthy lifestyle can affect the body’s ability to fight off chronic diseases, such as COVID-19.
Thus, ineffective weight management and other unhealthy lifestyle behaviors can significantly increase the risk of developing COVID-19. By implementing an integrated healthcare delivery package, communities can effectively prevent communicable and noncommunicable diseases.