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Recovering from a Long COVID: Slow down and Accept Your Limitations

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It’s important to recognize that your progress is unlikely to improve consistently each week, and you may need to reduce the amount of exercise you’re attempting to complete at times

A significant proportion of people who contract COVID have ongoing symptoms, which is referred to as “long COVID.” The nature of these symptoms and the duration of the illness vary from person to person. While some people continue to suffer more than two years after their initial infection, others have recovered or improved.

Always Feel Motivated and Focus on Recovering

As you recover from long periods of COVID, you may feel motivated to resume physical activity that you once enjoyed. While this may be possible at some point, it is critical that you take your time with your recovering part, accept your limitations, and gradually resume exercise.

A good first step is to consult with your doctor or a healthcare professional to see what options are available to assist you with your recovery. They may be able to refer you to community-supported programmes such as exercise rehabilitation or walking and talking groups, for example.

It’s important to recognize that your progress is unlikely to improve consistently each week, and you may need to reduce the amount of exercise you’re attempting to complete at times.

Types of Exercise one should perform

Exercise does not have to be extremely difficult. Start with some simple chair-based exercises like standing leg curls or overhead punches (using the chair for support or sitting). You could then progress to sit-to-stand exercises or squats, and then to walking and light household tasks.

Try a combination of endurance and strength training once you’re further along in your recovery. Strength training is beneficial because it reduces large increases in breathing rate while also improving muscle strength. We know that during a COVID infection and recovery, the latter can decline.

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