Many health issues are associated with lack of exercise for example, overweight, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. According to British Journal of Sports Medicine, physical activity may help protect people who get COVID-19 from becoming seriously ill. People who are consistently inactive have a significantly higher risk of hospitalization, ICU admission, and death after getting COVID-19 than those who exercise regularly.
U. S Physical Activity Guidelines suggest that, adults should do at least 150 minutes and up to 300 minutes a week of moderate-intensity physical activity, or 75 minutes to 150 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity to help your body fight off a variety of disease, including Covid-19.
A study published by the National Institutes of Health in June linked regular exercise to a boost in immune-system response, which could serve as a tool in helping fight Covid-19. The intensity of the exercise is important, those who exercise in low intensity have a higher risk of contracting severe COVID-19.
A study published in February in The International Journal of Obesity, indicates that people who could walk quickly, developed severe Covid at much lower rates than sluggish walkers, even if the quick striders had obesity. In another study of older adults in Europe, greater grip strength, an indicator of general muscle health, signaled lowered risks for Covid hospitalizations.
Regular exercise will protect you if you do get COVID-19 and will likely be protective against any new variants or the next new. So, it's important to stay active.
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