Everyone knows exercise is important, but during this COVID-19 craziness, it needs to be at an all time high on the priority list.
Bottom line: Get your daily workouts in. It could be the Zoom Sessions, the Live FB Workout, a replay of the Live, the 10 minute burners, a walk, a bike ride, gardening, etc. Do something to get your heart rate and break a sweat. IT IS THAT IMPORTANT!!!!
According to University of Virginia Health, Regular exercise may help prevent or reduce the severity of ARDS for those with coronavirus. A single session of exercise increases the production of a critical antioxidant, called EcSOD, helping to reduce the effects of COVID-19 infection.
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Regular exercise may reduce the risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome, a major cause of death in patients with the COVID-19 virus, a top exercise researcher reports. He is urging people to exercise based on his findings, which also suggest a potential treatment approach.
“All you hear now is either social distancing or ventilator, as if all we can do is either avoiding exposure or relying on a ventilator to survive if we get infected,” Yan said. “The flip side of the story is that approximately 80% of confirmed COVID-19 patients have mild symptoms with no need of respiratory support. The question is why. Our findings about an endogenous antioxidant enzyme provide important clues and have intrigued us to develop a novel therapeutic for ARDS caused by COVID-19.”