By: LECOM Fitness Staff
Scientific research now supports the suggestion from many public health officials—GET MOVING! According to a new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, “Consistently meeting physical activity guidelines was strongly associated with a reduced risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes among infected adults.” This means that physical inactivity is linked to worse COVID-19 outcomes.
This study included 48,400 patients with a COVID-19 diagnosis from January 2020 – October 2020. Here’s a summary of its findings:
The U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines call for adults to engage in at least 150 minutes a week of moderate to vigorous physical activity. If you’re unsure of how to start an active lifestyle, we’re here to help!
Simple ways to start moving include taking a walk, parking your car further away from your destination, taking the stairs if possible, playing with your pets, riding a bike, dancing or joining your local fitness facility.
Our facility has the equipment, group exercises programs and fitness specialists who can help you and your family make the transition to an active and healthier lifestyle. In addition, we offer personal training for motivation and guidance for all fitness levels.
Visit the Member Services Desk for more information on how we can help you with your health and fitness journey.
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