Many of us have been exposed to COVID-19 over the last two years, and some of us have been impacted more than others. Many people who had COVID-19 experienced mild symptoms that didn’t impact their everyday life once they recovered. Some people, however, experienced much more severe cases that left them facing a long road to full recovery. Advanced Respiratory Care Network wants to help these patients get back to their normal routine. For active individuals, that means providing exercises that can help you get back to an active lifestyle without being too strenuous.
Post-COVID Exercise #1: Going for a Walk
If you were an extremely active person before battling COVID, this may seem like a boring place to start. But developing a walking regimen is going to be the foundation of getting back to being active. Start with a short walk to gauge how you feel, and then build up how far you go.
Post-COVID Exercise #2: Weight Training
If you were lifting weights prior to contracting COVID, it’s going to be part of your exercise routine once you’ve recovered. The important thing to remember with weight training after COVID is that you’re not going to be as strong as you were right away. Even if you only had a mild case that kept you sidelined for a couple of weeks, you probably lost some of your strength. Start with lighter weights for your exercises and work your way back up.
Post-COVID Exercise #3: Yoga
Yoga is a great, low-impact way to not only improve your fitness but relax your mind as well. If you’re recovering from COVID, it may actually be the perfect time to get into a beginners’ level yoga class. These classes can help you improve your flexibility and give you a great workout without overdoing it. Even if you’re not all that flexible, your instructor will be able to provide you with alternative poses that allow you to participate.
The important thing to remember with any exercise routine after your COVID recovery is to take it slow. Listen to your body and cut back if you’re feeling tired. If you need a COVID-19 test, we offer that at several Advanced Respiratory Care Network locations. Please contact us if you have any questions.