Coronavirus-19 and Physical Exercise
May 07, 2021
It has been more than a year since the Covid-19 spread all over the world. Today, the virus infection has not left us. There are other variants of the virus spreading in Europe specifically in the UK, and some other countries in the world. It is still in our midst to wreak havoc on people and we never know when it will end.
On a lighter note, different vaccines have been developed to combat this infection. Several vaccines to combat the covid-19 virus with their brand names such as AstraZeneca, Moderna, Janssen, Sputnik V, among others. They are shipped from their point of origin where they were developed and sent to other countries of the world.
Vaccination defined and what it does to an individual
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines vaccination as a “simple, safe, and effective way of giving protection to people against destructive illnesses before they become infected with them.” When vaccinated, an individual lowers the danger of being infected with the disease by “working with the individual’s defenses to build protection. The immune system of the individual responds and notices the virus or bacteria that goes inside the body. The individual’s immune system produces antibodies to combat diseases. Therefore, vaccines, according to WHO, is” a safe and sensible way to produce an immune response in the body.” In other words, vaccines “prevent us from contracting the illness.”
Safety Rules Established
When the Coronavirus-19 virus spread in many countries, health protocols were established such as wearing of masks, face shields, social distancing, and staying at home as much as possible to avoid contact with other individuals who may have the virus but not showing symptoms of having the disease or the asymptomatic or with mild symptoms. Quarantine was also suggested for those who came from countries that have many cases of coronavirus infection. As we know, the virus is spread and transmitted through droplets of “viral particles” from a sneeze or cough of a person with the virus infection. When the virus gets in the body, it takes a 2 to 14 days incubation period, which means the number of days from the day an individual is infected until the symptoms are manifested.
Citing Symptoms of Covid-19
The Harvard Medical School online medical report indicated the symptoms of Covid-19 which are almost known to everybody but still essential to be read and recalled. The article reported that some people contracted the disease but do not elicit its symptoms. Common ones are the following:
● Body pains
● Dry cough
● Sore throat
● Loss of appetite
● Loss of smell
Natural Disease and Covid-19 Buster
On a lighter note, aside from getting vaccinated against Covid-19, we can also do something to strengthen our immune system naturally. Research findings show that physical activities or regular exercise could help us strengthen our immune system to fight any disease including Covid-19. As there are other factors to consider as far as our immune system is concerned such as age, sex, physical condition, among others.
The physical exercise which is done regularly and with sufficient numbers of hours recommended to be followed. With most of us staying at home as freelancers or those under quarantine, it is highly suggested to do physical activities such as exercises to build strength and body resistance to diseases. Sedentary living which is now usually a lifestyle when you are working would not help us to gain a strong immune system to fight diseases.
An Ideal Exercise Machine
One exercise machine for homebody and the work from home workers is the Under Desk Bike V9U from Flexispot. This wonderful product is a chair with a built-in bike so that you could exercise by biking while at the same time working your way through increased work productivity. This desk bike can be placed under your desk and that you can do your regular exercise by cycling and do other things on your desk simultaneously. It is awesome.
Once you purchase your desk bike, you do not need to exert any effort for installation because you can remove it out of the box fully assembled and you can start right away to start your physical health regimen. When you’re done, it is easy to move it away and place it at the corner of your room easily with its rolling casters that smoothly glide in motion.
The Under Desk Bike V9U has a height-adjustable chair with a pneumatic adjustment lever. So, you can move the seat up and down with a gentle press while pedaling. In addition, the seat is very comfortable with its premium quality cushioning. Adjusting the level of the seat is worry-free because there are no pins or knobs needed to adjust. With its compact design, it lets you save space to store it.
The desk bike also has an LCD to enable you to track your time, distance, calories burned, etc., and has eight resistance levels for you to choose from. It is also noiseless and operates smoothly which enables you to focus on your exercise comfortably with no distraction.
Exercises for Seniors
As the risk of covid-19 centers on the older individuals, this chair with a bike also caters to the not-so-young workers or those in their senior years. Different modes of exercises are recommended for them such as aerobic, resistance, balance, coordination, and mobility training exercises” (Elsevier Public Health Emergency Collection). The frequency of exercise is also suggested to be 5 days a week with 150 to 300 min per week of aerobic exercise.
Examples of home exercises as indicated in the health journal report, are resistance training through bodyweight exercises, sitting up from the chair, or going up and down the step. Aerobic exercise is also recommended such as dancing, walking among others.
“Moderate intensity (40–60% heart rate reserve or 65–75% of maximal heart rate) should be the ideal choice for older people as exercise intensity to enhance the protective role of exercise.” (Elsevier Public Health Emergency Collection).
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