Could exercise be the next best defence against covid (after the vaccine)?

Today, Longevity Exercise Physiology DrummoyneEdgecliff, Marrickville, Bella Vista, Randwick, Pymble, Neutral Bay and Balmain  discuss how exercise could be the next best protection against adverse COVID-19 outcomes.

As Exercise Physiologists we are experts in the delivery of exercise and lifestyle programs for healthy individuals as well as those with chronic medical conditions, injuries, or disabilities. Exercise could be the next best defence against covid after the vaccine. Staying active is critical for our physical health and is also unique in that it can boost our mental health. During this anxious time, it’s more important than ever to keep our minds clear and focused.

Many people understand the importance of exercise, however during times of crisis such as this, it is the first activity we tend to ignore. Being active can not only keep us healthy, but the right amount can also support our immune system function. Having an individualised program set up by an Exercise Physiologist can keep you motivated and accountable during these times, while allowing you to fight off infections more easily.

Most Australians are currently nervous about the potential impact of COVID-19, and we wanted to take the opportunity to remind everyone that we should still consider physical activity for two key reasons. Firstly, research shows that exercise can help our immune system and secondly, exercise is proven to support our mental health. Some evidence shows that leading a physically active lifestyle reduces the incidence of communicable (e.g., bacterial and viral infections) and non-communicable diseases (e.g., cancer), implying that immune competency is enhanced by regular exercise bouts.

The health of our clients is our 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 need someone to keep you on track with your exercise program, contact Longevity Personal Training and Exercise Physiology DrummoyneEdgecliff, Marrickville, Bella Vista, Randwick, Pymble, Neutral Bay and Balmain on 1300 964 002 to enquire today.


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Written by Annabel Bergman 


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