Exercise is Medicine
In my previous post on the very basic sit to stand exercise during Covid-19, I stressed the importance of keeping up with a exercise program to maintain your health and immune system. Its been long known to researchers and health professionals that engaging in an exercise program does keep your immune system running at its highest levels.
Recently a review by Dr. Zhen Yan of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, showed that there are very positive effects of exercise and reducing complications from Covid-19 and may even prevent one from getting it. As we all know nothing is set in stone as there are many individual variables that we must consider. With that said, exercise is medicine. And as I’ve said before in my previous post this is an extremely important time to continue to be physically active, especially if you are suffering from any kind of health condition such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease to name a few. If you are over the age of 60 even more so you must protect your health.
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A quick note. Please remember this article does not mean exercise will make you immune to catching Covid-19. There are people who are elite athletes who did catch Covid-19. This is still a very new illness and much more research needs to be done on exercise and its effects on Covid-19. With that said you want to stack the odds in your favor, regardless if exercise will prevent Covid-19 or not. We all know the tremendous benefits of sticking to a regular exercise program. So continue to exercise and if you haven’t started yet, its never too late to start.
I will continue to update and post safe exercises that you can do at home to help you get through this time. Please stay strong and healthy. If you haven’t subscribed to my blog yet, please do so you can get updates with new information. Thank you.
Charles Trinh MS, PES, CSCS, LMT