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COVID-19 and physical activity | Why exercise is an important part of recovery after a bout of infection

If you are recovering from COVID-19, you will face smaller battles every day until you get back to your routine life. Due to damage caused by the virus to lungs and other organs, the body takes time to recover and get back to its former state. A look at why exercise is an important part of recovery after a bout of COVID-19.

April 30, 2021 / 07:29 PM IST
Exercise is an important part of recovery after a bout of COVID-19. Exercise helps to increase muscle strength, reduce breathlessness, and improve fitness, balance, and coordination. (Image: News18 Creative)
Exercise is an important part of recovery after a bout of COVID-19. Exercise helps to increase muscle strength, reduce breathlessness, and improve fitness, balance, and coordination. (Image: News18 Creative)
Here are some rules to follow for exercising. (Image: News18 Creative)
Here are some rules to follow for exercising. (Image: News18 Creative)
There are various types of exercises, like, warm-up exercises, fitness exercises. Let’s take a look at some. (Image: News18 Creative)
There are various types of exercises such as stretching exercises, aerobic conditioning and resistance training. Let’s take a look at some of them. (Image: News18 Creative)
Cool down exercises should last approximately 5 minutes, breathing should be back to normal by the end. (Image: News18 Creative)
Cooldown exercises should last approximately 5 minutes, breathing should be back to normal by the end of the session. (Image: News18 Creative)
Here are some breathing exercises. (Image: News18 Creative)
Here are some breathing exercises. (Image: News18 Creative)
Blowing balloons works out the intercostal muscles responsible for spreading and elevating the diaphragm and ribcage. (Image: News18 Creative)
Blowing balloons works out the intercostal muscles responsible for spreading and elevating the diaphragm and ribcage. (Image: News18 Creative)
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first published: Apr 30, 2021 07:29 pm

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