Coronavirus: Here’s how you can rebuild your strength after COVID-19

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01/5 How to rebuild your strength after COVID-19?

COVID-19 has not only disrupted the lives of millions of people, but also taken a toll on their health and physical fitness. While some have escaped the wrath of the deadly virus, others are either still battling it or are struggling with their post-COVID care. Besides experiencing innumerable physical and mental pain, patients also struggle to regain their energy and strength, which could take a long time. Over time, it has become clearly evident that muscle health is crucial for recovery after COVID-19. That said, here are some strategic ways to rebuild your strength post-COVID-19.

02/5 Physical activity is a must

While COVID-19 causes fatigue and prolonged inactivity, it can trigger and accelerate natural loss of muscle strength and overall energy. Besides that it causes changes in your metabolism, immune health and internal organ function. Therefore, physical activity becomes one of the most important aspects of the recovery process. Do not strain yourself but try and move as much as you can, as it will help your body to go back to its normal form.

03/5 Engage in resistance-based exercises

If you’re looking forward to building your core strength and muscles, then focus on resistance-based exercises. It will not only challenge your body, but will help you regain your muscle strength efficiently. Emphasise more on your leg and thigh muscles as these are the regions that lose the maximum vitality during the illness.

04/5 Add proteins to your diet

While the coronavirus results in a loss of appetite, many vital nutrients are lost in the process. Therefore, protein is crucial to build strong and stable muscles. It is what brings back the energy in your body and also helps produce antibodies and immune system cells. This will not only rejuvenate your body but also provide you with the strength to carry out your day to day functions.

05/5 Vitamins are mineral are crucial during the recovery period

Different vitamins, minerals play an important role in muscle strength generation. It is also an extremely important aspect of the immune system. Therefore, according to many nutritionists, a person recovering from their COVID-19 illness must incorporate foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals.


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