What can you do to protect yourself against COVID-19?
Frequent handwashing, social distancing, face cover… would that be enough?
Isolating, staying at home, not moving enough, getting bored, comfort eating, putting on weight, feeling depressed? Is it just me or it isn’t quite the solution?
What can you really do to protect yourself against COVID-19?
Sedentary lifestyle was never the solution to any health concerns.
Sit less, move more. It`s that simple. There are lot of ways you can get active and it is not just about going to the gym.
Create an active lifestyle and boost your immune system.
What is exercise doing to you apart from making you feel horrible and sweaty?
In addition to improving your mental health, exercise can improve your immune response and reduce inflammation.
How much, how often, what type, where? All these questions. Mehh...
But wait! Don’t be put off by them.
Aim to be active every day, any exercise is better than none.
Cardio, strength, and flexibility exercises are equally important.
Regular moderate intensity aerobic exercise is recommended, with the aim of achieving 150 minutes per week. Don’t be too keen on Monday, doing 2.5 hours and rest for 6 days. 30 minutes, 5 days a week sounds better, right? :D
Do strengthening activities that work all the major muscles (legs, hips, back, shoulders, chest), at least twice a week.
Flexibility exercises help to release tension and reduce the risks of injuries.
On the top of this, ideally, you should try to do something every day to stay fit and healthy. Remember, we are not designed to sedentary lifestyle. Try to avoid long periods of TV or computer use, driving, or sitting to read, talk or listen to music.
To give the body its best chance at fighting off infections, they suggest in addition to doing regular exercise, people need to pay attention to the amount of sleep they get and maintain a healthy diet, that is energy balanced to account for energy that is used during exercise.
Lastly, exercise can boost your immunity but don't overdo it. Listen to your body, rest if you really need to.
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