Longevity Exercise Physiology Drummoyne, EdgecliffMarrickvilleBella VistaRandwickPymbleBalmain and Neutral Bay discuss how exercise can help reduce co-morbidities that have associated with adverse Covid-19 outcomes.

As Exercise Physiologists we are the experts in the delivery of exercise and lifestyle programs for healthy individuals as well as those with chronic medical conditions, injuries, or disabilities. Having multiple chronic conditions has been shown to impact on the severity of COVID-19 outcomes.

This is where we can help! Studies have shown that increased physical activity on a daily basis can reduce the risk of co-morbidities such as heart disease, diabetes and hypertension. Starting an individualised exercise program can improve all aspects of an individual’s physical, mental, and social life.

30 minutes of moderate-vigorous exercise each day can start to decrease effects associated with chronic conditions

As we can see in the graph below, many of the co-morbidities certified with COVID-19 mortality, such as chronic cardiac conditions, diabetes and hypertension can be modified with an individualised exercise regime. 30 minutes of moderate-vigorous exercise each day can start to decrease effects associated with chronic conditions.

Graph 1: https://www.abs.gov.au/articles/covid-19-mortality-0#associated-causes-pre-existing-chronic-conditions

By increasing the amount of physical activity performed during the week, we can minimise an individuals’ chance of developing chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension. This can lead to decreasing the risk of adverse outcomes from COVID-19.

While the health of our clients is the highest priority, and we strive to help as many people as we can get on top of their health conditions. So, let’s get started now!

If you know that your physical and mental health can’t wait until November, contact Longevity Personal Training and Exercise Physiology Edgecliff, Pymble, Marrickville, Randwick, Drummoyne, Balmain, Bella Vista and Neutral Bay on 1300 964 002 to enquire today.

Written by Annabel Bergman

References:

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/advice-for-people-at-risk-of-coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-people-with-chronic-health-conditions

https://www.abs.gov.au/articles/covid-19-mortality-0#associated-causes-pre-existing-chronic-conditions