For others, social isolation in 2020 has provided an opportunity to pursue larger, quicker, and more rigorous outdoor fitness goals. Others have used time they would have spent at the gym to learn to make sourdough bread. COVID-19 has changed the way we workout, even though you haven’t gotten ill. However, for those who have contracted COVID-19 and are experiencing symptoms, their priorities may have changed from setting personal records to recovering from illness.
Don’t Push It
Until you start tossing Ketel bells or doing HIIT exercises, check with your doctor to see what your body is capable of. Working out when you’re sick is also not a good idea, according to the doctor. “When you have COVID-19, you should be careful with your body and remain quarantined even if you feel well enough to work out.” People who are sick with COVID-19 should be reminded that light activity, such as walking around the house, will help clear fluid from their lungs. If you have mild symptoms and want to exercise, keep your physical exertion below 30% and listen to your body to determine if you can just relax. In a few weeks, your running shoes, as well as the side, will still be there.
Exercises for Recovery at Home
It may take some time to get back to your old self once you’ve recovered. Pay attention to how the body feels and be gentle with it. The doctor advised that you remain below 50% of your maximum exertion and cautioned that even exercises that were previously simple may become physically demanding as you recover. Try out these easy exercises:
Take a Walk
And if you were a marathon runner prior to taking COVID, a few regular walks could be just what the doctor ordered. Start with 10- to 15-minute walks, and if you feel fine, go a little faster to get your heart rate up.
Get up and walk around during commercials
When you were sick, did you start binge-watching a show (or two!)? As the seasons progress, remember to get up and move during the advertisements, or at the very least in between episodes. When you are recovering from your injury, doing a walk around the house and stretching is a perfect way to gradually get back into action.
Lifts of the legs and toes
Retrain your lower body to move again. Lift and lower your heels (stand on your toes) 15 times while standing at a counter. Check to see if you can do it three times. Often, practice balancing on one foot when standing near a solid wall. Close your eyes if this is easy. However, if you need to balance, make sure to use your hands. Pulling your knee up to your chest while holding onto the counter is another leg exercise. You can do these 15 times on each leg for three periods, much like the toe lifts.
Intervals of jogging
If you’ve been on the mend for a while and are able to resume jogging, Doctor has some advice on how to ease back into it. Begin by walking for ten minutes before jogging for one minute. After another two minutes of walking, jog for one minute. You should keep doing these intervals until you’ve spent 30-40 minutes going. This is an excellent way to determine what the body is capable of.
Yoga is a form of exercise that involves
Yoga promotes mindfulness, which is beneficial while healing from an injury. On YouTube, look for a beginner’s class. Pay attention to the body’s strengths and weaknesses as you go through the motions. Be aware of your capabilities and take a break if you become too tired or out of breath.
Let’s get started!
The medical community is also learning how to recover from COVID-19. If you are unable to perform everyday activities such as showering or getting groceries after some time in recovery, schedule an appointment with your doctor to see if physical therapy will be beneficial. If you used to be very competitive and are now unable to participate in your favorite sport,