COVID19 Recovered: When Can I Workout Again?

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As the number of recoveries is growing, people are more focused on returning back to their normal active life. Most of them wonder when exactly getting back to physical activity after coronavirus recovery will be okay for them. All of us know that COVID19 recovery comes with a lot of weakness as an after affect. This makes us think about whether we’ll be able to start our exercise again or not?. Of course, because exercise is what will bring you back to normal life, but when exactly to start, here is what you can know.

I Have Recovered From COVID19 Completely, When Should I Start Working Out?

Due to the various serious complications of COVID19, there is no set time determined to say when one can start exercising. COVID19 recovered people explain different after-effects which makes it difficult to identify the right time for them all. The potential for serious complications is still unknown regarding who may be more likely to experience them.

Many doctors recommend a two-week exercise break before your activity resumption. Guidelines for athletes with COVID-19 who were asymptomatic should take a strict break of two weeks. The people cardiac abnormalities should undergo troponin tests and imaging tests like cardiac ultrasounds. Athletes who were hospitalized also, if they had cardiac issues they are recommended to stop training for at least 3-6 months.

How Do I Know It Isn’t The Right Time For Me?

According to the doctors, many people are at risk of developing a post-viral syndrome after COVID-19. That can leave them feeling fatigued for a few weeks and that, of course, can make physical activity difficult.

If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms after starting exercising, you should stop immediately.

The symptoms are:

  • Chest pain
  • Irregular or racing heartbeat
  • Severe shortness of breath

In case you are only experiencing:

  • A little shorter of breath than usual
  • Get tired more quickly
  • Cough a little

These are the things which you can consider normal and can continue with your activity with these. Gradually increase the duration of your physical activity as you get stronger. It takes time, don’t give up!

A Word From Marham

It can take up to weeks from the time that you are completely COVID19 recovered and feel back to normal. But if that is not a case for you and you are having a bad time getting your endurance back you may want to check in with your doctor.

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Javeria Adil Chughtai

Javeria Adil Chughtai

A journalist and a medical researcher by profession, badminton player and photographer by passion. You can call me an artist but No, I can't draw you! 😀

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