Hello Jane from Massachusetts:
Living a healthy life proactively starts with the human body’s immune system. The coronavirus pandemic is definitely a serious concern, especially for people with weakened immune systems, which is more likely in the very young and the elderly. Keeping the immune system healthy and strong is a main factor. Living a healthy life starts with keeping the gut bacteria happy.
Living a proactive, healthy life depends on a balanced, healthy gut bacteria biome, which begins with one’s diet and is strengthened by ingesting good bacteria. Good bacteria are found in fermented foods like kombucha, kefir, natto, tempeh, miso, fermented vegetables (kimchi, sauerkraut, etc.), yogurt, and the like. Maintaining a healthy weight and proper balance of muscle mass and fat is vital, and body type plays a key role in one’s ability to manage their posture as well as weight loss and gain to control things like obesity. A balanced nutritional diet overall, which involves mostly clean, sustainable fruits and vegetables that are well-mixed with healthy meats like chicken and fish, even some red meat on occasion, is key.
Of course, along with a clean diet, a solid, consistent exercise routine that is a symbiotic blend of cardio and resistance training (weightlifting and isometrics) is a main part of the equation to successfully living a healthy life proactively to keep the human body balanced and healthy. But, as already mentioned, body type matters. As does lifestyle. Too much alcohol, low quality, low nutrition processed and fast food, nicotine, cannabis, drugs, late nights out with inadequate amounts of sleep (7.5 to 9 or so hours is recommended), and such only compound unhealth, especially in the long-term.
Let me know if you have any further questions.