Exercise is the “single most important action” to avoid COVID-19: health professionals


Major international studies have found the first direct evidence of a movement that has direct benefits in relation to COVID-19. The study found that physically active people were 2.5 times less likely to die of the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Someone who was consistently inactive.

A study of approximately 50,000 COVID-19 patients who had been inactive for the two years prior to the pandemic found that they were more than twice as likely to be hospitalized as those who exercised more than 150 minutes each week. It also increased the likelihood of needing intensive care by 73%.

Professor Jim Salis, a professor fellow at the Mary McKillop Institute of Health at the Catholic University of Australia, and one of the authors of the study encourage clinicians to physically engage patients, especially those with other risk factors. I recommended that.

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A professor at Jim Salis University calls for more attention to physical activity as a pandemic countermeasure in Australia. (Sami Love Aou / The Epoch Times)

“These findings should be a wake-up call for clinical medicine and public health practices,” says Salis.

Salis’ plea for more focus on physical activity as a pandemic countermeasure in Australia continues with the increasingly difficult task of achieving vaccination deployment goals.

“Public health officials say that engaging in regular physical activity may be the only most important action an individual can take to prevent severe COVID-19 and its complications (including death). It is advisable to let all groups know that there is, “said Salis.

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Engaging in regular physical activity may be the only most important action an individual can take to prevent severe COVID-19 and its complications (including death). (Shutterstock)

This is in contrast to advice from government health authorities, including advice from Dr. Anthony Fauci, Chief Medical Advisor to the White House. University lecture Australia has made vaccine deployment a top priority.

“Consistent inactivity is a stronger risk of a more serious COVID-19 outcome than any of the underlying medical conditions and risk factors identified by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, except for age and history of organ transplantation. It’s worth noting that it was a factor, “said Sallis.

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There are many exercises that can help you maintain balance and health, such as yoga, tai chi, and stretching exercises. (Koldunov / Shutterstock)

The average age of the patients was 47 years and 62% were female. Their average BMI is 31, which is classified as overweight.

The study was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine and was funded and conducted by US healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente between January and October 2020.

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