The study reveals: Regular exercise can reduce the risk of death from COVID-19 threefold
Regular exercise reduces the risk of dying from infectious diseases such as COVID-19 by more than a third and reduces the risk of infection by 31%, according to a major study. The world's first study of the link between exercise and immunity to COVID-19 intensity physical activity for 30 minutes a day, five days a week or 150 minutes a week. Recommended physical activities include walking, running, cycling and strength training. Such physical activity can make vaccines up to 40% more effective, according to an international team of researchers led by the University of Glasgow Caledonia (GCU).
The researchers concluded that such recommended physical activity could lead to a “31% reduction in the risk of an infectious disease such as COVID-19; a 37% reduction in the risk of death from infectious diseases such as COVID-19; and increasing the effectiveness of vaccination against viral diseases such as COVID-19.
The project leader, Sebastian Chastin, a professor of health behavioral dynamics at the University of Glasgow's Caledonia, said they found that physical activity "strengthens the first line of defense of the human immune system and increases the concentration of the immune cell." A 'very important' study 'could help reduce the number of people living with and dying from COVID-19'. "The key message is to be active - it's not only good for your mental and physical health, but now we have proof that it's also a big factor in strengthening your immunity." Physical activity should be regular, the professor said, with the added benefit that "adding physical activity to your vaccination program increases your vaccination potential."
SOURCE: Public Health England - Cases after the date of the report. Data updated April 21, 2021
"We recommend a 12-week physical activity program before vaccination, which could make immunization 20 to 40% more effective." A team of world-renowned immunologists and epidemiologists conducted a full-scale systematic review of 16,698 epidemiological studies published between January 1980 and April 2020. The study is published in the journal Sports Medicine.