How Soon Can You Exercise After Covid-19?

Fitness reporter Christie Aschwanden reports for Elemental that for some people with significant symptoms of Covid-19, exercise is difficult after recovery. “Despite missing data, experts agree that before returning to normal exercise after Covid-19, it’s crucial that the body has enough time to repair,” writes Aschwanden. “Research has shown that SARS-CoV-2 wreaks havoc on many organs, but particularly on the heart and lungs — organs that are crucial during exercise. Returning to high-intensity activities too soon could potentially worsen tissue damage in these organs, doctors fear.” Read her full story below.



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