How to Return to Exercise After Recovering From COVID-19

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With the Omicron variant, more people than ever are getting Coronavirus, which means that a lot of people have to face the problem of how to get back to exercising after being sick with COVID-19. So if you’ve had mild or moderate COVID, here are some tips that should help ease your transition back into working out.

Wait Until All Your Symptoms Are Gone

We know it’s hard to be patient, but don’t even think about getting back into working out until all of your symptoms, including fever, fatigue, and shortness of breath, are gone for at least a week.

Start Slow

COVID really does a number on the body, so don’t be surprised when even light workouts like going on a walk feel really, really hard. Don’t worry. Stay consistent with those light workouts until they feel okay and then slowly ramp up the intensity until you get back to where you were before. Yes, it will take time, but that’s okay.

Listen to Your Body

There are still a lot of unknowns about the long-term effects of COVID, so be extra careful when you’re exercising during recovery. If you feel anything weird, especially in your heartbeat, talk to a doctor.