Research scientists at the Pennington Centre for Biomedical Research: We know that coronavirus can cause depression, and we know that it can raise people’s blood sugar levels to the point that it causes diabetic ketoacidosis, a disease that affects people with type diabetes. the first.
“Exercise can help address the inflammation that contributes to high blood sugar, diabetes, and clinical depression.”
It’s unclear how many people are chronically infected with the new coronavirus, but estimates range from 15% to 80%. Based on these numbers, as many as one million Louisiana residents could suffer from long-term COVID-19 illness.
Long-term infection with the new coronavirus can lead to what the CDC describes as “a range of other debilitating symptoms,” including brain fog, muscle aches and fatigue, which can persist for months after a person recovers from an initial infection.
“For example, a person may not be very sick with COVID-19, but after six months, long after the cough or fever is gone, they develop diabetes,” Dr. Rebelo said.
One solution is exercise. Dr. Rebelo and co-authors describe their assignment in “Exercise as a mediator of persistent neuroendocrine disease in COVID-19” published in the journal Exercise and Exercise Science Reviews.
“You don’t have to run a mile, or even walk a mile at a brisk pace,” Dr. Rebelo said. “Walking is also an exercise. Ideally, you can do 30 minutes of exercise, but if you can only do 15 minutes at a time, try doing a 15 minute workout. If you can walk 15 minutes once a day,” he does. The important thing is to try. It doesn’t matter where to start. You can gradually work your way up to the recommended exercise level. ”
We know that physical activity is an important part of healthy living. As said John Kirwan, CEO of Pennington Biomedical and co-author of the book: The Study.