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Exercise Turns COVID Into a Cold, New Study Finds

Exercise Turns COVID Into a Cold, New Study Finds

Update: 2022-05-131
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Researchers in Europe find that exercise habits in the year prior to COVID exposure decrease severity of symptoms.

 

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Malisoux, L., et al (2022). Associations between physical activity prior to infection and COVID-19 disease severity and symptoms: results from the prospective Predi-COVID cohort study. BMJ Open, 12(4), e057863. 


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00:02 Physical activity is protective against both moderate and severe COVID 19-like illness.

01:00 People who are physically active are less likely to experience common classic symptoms.

01:53 Exercise is a key therapeutic intervention. It does not need to be structured recreational fitness.

03:45 There are now 7 studies showing that regular exercise and physical activity saves lives.

05:43 MET = Metabolic Equivalent Task.

06:15 Fewer than 30 MET hours per week means that you more likely to have moderate to severe symptoms.

09:45 80 MET hours per week garnered the fewest symptoms.

10:50 40 – 60 MET hours per week is ideal.

12:00 Even walking and gardening are protective.

12:40 There is reduced odds of death.

 

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Exercise Turns COVID Into a Cold, New Study Finds

Exercise Turns COVID Into a Cold, New Study Finds