Daily exercise can keep you away from being hospitalized due to COVID

New researches say that regular exercise or activities can help you protect against the Severe COVID hospitalizations.

Exercise

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1. Research and studies on exercise

In a new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, researchers and physicians at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center in Southern California, the University of California, San Diego, and other institutions found that Covid patients who regularly exercised before becoming sick had the least chances to be hospitalized, admitted to the ICU and die because of covid.

 

The study went through data from nearly 50,000 adult patients in California diagnosed with Covid-19 from January 2020 to the end of October 2020.

 

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2. Doctors say

After analyzing the patient’s weekly physical activity, researchers noticed that patients who were mostly inactive (less that 10 minutes a week) had a higher chance of being hospitalized, ICU and death than those who were active more than 150 minutes a week.

 

“Even after we controlled for variables such as obesity and smoking in the analysis, we still saw inactivity was strongly associated with much higher odds of hospitalization, ICU admission, and death compared with moderate physical activity or any activity at all,” says Dr. Robert E.

3. Exercise based on your age

Concerning what type of exercise you should do WHO has a list of physical activity people of all ages should do.

 

a. Exercise for infants under 1 year of age

  •  All infants should be physically active several times a day.
  • For those not yet mobile, at least 30 minutes of floor based play is needed through out the day.

 

b. Exercise for children under 5 years of age

  • young children should spend at least 180 minutes a doing variety of physical activities at any intensity.
  • 3-4 year old children should spend at least 60 minutes in moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity.

 

c. Exercise for children and adolescents aged 5-17 years

  • Children and adolescents should do at least 60 minutes a day of moderate to vigorous-intensity physical activity
  • This includes activities that strengthen muscle and bone, at least 3 days per week
  • Doing more than 60 minutes of physical activity daily will provide additional health benefits

 

d. Exercise for adults aged over 18 years

  • Adults should do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity throughout the week, or at least 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity throughout the week.
  • For additional health benefits, adults should increase their moderate-intensity physical activity to 300 minutes per week, or equivalent.
  • For developing and maintaining musculoskeletal health, muscle-strengthening activities involving major muscle groups should be done on 2 or more days a week
  • Older adults with poor mobility should do physical activity to enhance balance and prevent falls on 3 or more days per week.

 

TIP: Maintaining a healthy food habit along with a exercise routine is the best way to keep yourself healthy.

 

We hope This data will help you improve your health and wellness. #staysafestayhealthy

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