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COVID-19 Is Not a Deadly Threat to Those That Move

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Recent research has proven that people who are not physically active are more susceptible to COVID-19 and their chances of dying from the virus are greater. However, the virus does not pose a deadly threat to those who move more often. Always being mobile is related to a decreased chance of acute COVID-19, according to a current study released Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

Almost 50,000 adults suffering from COVID-19 were examined according to the Kaiser Permanente study. The results concluded that those individuals who got a minimum of 2-1/2 hours per week of steady to robust bodily movement, had notably fewer hospital admissions, ICU transfers, and fatalities due to the coronavirus.

COVID-19To get 150-minutes of movement in one week, a person should exercise about 22 minutes a day. For those who normally do not move as much, this may be a challenge. However, reaching that 22-minute mark does not mean joining a gym, buy a piece of exercise equipment, or totally changing schedules.

With the correct plan, a person can achieve an everyday exercise target with almost no interruption to their way of life, which is key to successfully maintaining a new level of activity.

Currently, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the threat for critical COVID-19, includes the senior population, the male species, and having preexisting conditions, like diabetes, excess weight, and heart problems.

Incorporating a little more movement into a daily routine or not, can be the difference between life or death. Go for a walk around the block, do some chair exercises, or simply walk from room to room. Whatever the choice, the main objective is to reduce the risk of COVID-19 being a deadly threat to a person’s life.

Written by Sharri Rogers
Edited by Cathy Milne-Ware

Sources:

CNN health: Reduce risk of severe Covid with regular activity study says. Here’s how to get in 22 minutes of exercise daily; by Dana Santas
New York Times: Regular Exercise May Help Protect Against Severe Covid; by Gretchen Reynolds

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Cathy Milne-Ware is the Editor-in-Chief for Frackle Media and lead instructor for St. Agatha's News School. She enjoys helping youth discover their unlocked potential and helping them find their voice. As an instructor, her goal is to teach them the power of words and develop strategies that will serve them in the future by teaching effective communication skills including critical thinking and a sense of belonging. Cathy strives to be an advocate and mentor for each intern.

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