Maybe you don’t know it yet, but there is an important relationship between physical activity and Covid-19. It is not news to anyone that the coronavirus has totally changed the way of living on the planet. After all, it is a new virus, highly infectious and capable of killing. Therefore, the disease soon became one of the biggest problems faced by humanity.
Two and a half years after the first case, findings about the virus continue to be published. According to a scientific analysis published by the British Journal of Sports Medicine, regular exercise tends to lessen the effects of the disease. The study compiled approximately 15 studies on the relationship between physical activity and Covid-19.
The authors reveal that regular physical activity is able to slightly reduce the risk of infection. However, the main finding was that the hospitalization rate dropped by 36%, while the death rate dropped by 43% among those who are not sedentary. So, if you exercise routinely, your chances of developing a serious condition of Covid-19 are much lower.
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The indication remains the same: when presenting some of the symptoms, it is important to look for a health unit to perform the disease test. Another option is to use the Covid self-test, which can be found in pharmacies. In case of positive result, maintain isolation Maskot / Getty Images
The self-test is a quick antigen test that can be done by the person by collecting the material in the nose with a cotton swab. The result comes out in 15 to 20 minutes and is indicated for those who are showing the first symptoms of the disease.Images By Tang Ming Tung/ Getty Images
Scientists, based on the studies analyzed, also found how much exercise is needed to stay healthy. According to them, the recommended thing is at least 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week.
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