Exercise is good for you…..

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It’s no secret that regular exercise is good for you, with lots of health benefits and bigger biceps!

The latest research in relation to Covid-19 and exercise has shown us that a high level of cardiovascular fitness is beneficial to Covid-19 because a fitter individual is better at controlling pro-inflammatory responses following infection (3). Additionally, individuals who have spent time in hospital due to Covid-19 were those who performed minimal exercise with lower aerobic fitness.

Exercise that improves mitochondrial fitness can improve immune function and anti-inflammatory effects. So exercises that improve aerobic fitness. This doesn’t imply you have to perform long slow distance runs or cycles. We also know that high intensity training for shorter durations can improve aerobic fitness levels too (1). However if the high intensity efforts are too exhausting, research has shown this may actually suppresses immune functions (2).

While some individuals can be ignorant towards exercise, performing some exercise will improve your overall quality of life in addition to all the other factors we exercise for I.e., bigger muscles, mental health, fat loss etc..

References:

1. Babraj, J. A., Vollaard, N. B., Keast, C., Guppy, F. M., Cottrell, G., & Timmons, J. A. (2009). Extremely short duration high intensity interval training substantially improves insulin action in young healthy males. BMC Endocrine Disorders, 9(1), 3.

2. Burtscher, J., Millet, G. P., & Burtscher, M. (2020). Low cardiorespiratory and mitochondrial fitness as risk factors in viral infections: Implications for COVID-19. British Journal of Sports Medicine, bjsports-2020-103572.

3. Zbinden-Foncea, H., Francaux, M., Deldicque, L., & Hawley, J. A. (2020). Does High Cardiorespiratory Fitness Confer Some Protection Against Proinflammatory Responses After Infection by SARS-CoV-2? Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.),28(8), 1378–1381.

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