Great Job Staying Active: New Study Finds Exercising More Results in Less Severe COVID Infections

Photo of a group fitness class in process with masks and social distancing
We all know staying active has many benefits, the latest being that those who frequently exercise are less susceptible to severe COVID-19 symptoms.

 

Recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, researchers looked at the exercise habits of nearly 50,000 study participants and found that those who reported less than 10 minutes of exercise per week had a greater risk of hospitalization. Study author Dr. Robert E. Sallis said that physical activity, such as walking 30 minutes per day five days a week, can help reduce a severe COVID-19 infection and outcome.

 

Here is a great video that sums up the results of the study:

Video thumbail of the IHRSA video study

We’re so proud of our community for staying active during this challenging year. Keep up the great work!