Having the most protection from severe outcomes following Covid-19 infection is largely attributed to vaccination.
Researchers found that vaccinated people with the most protection from severe outcomes, like hospitalization, after Covid-19 infection, followed these exercise guidelines:.
Participants within this group were 2.8 times less likely to develop severe outcomes from Covid-19 than people who rarely exercise.
"We had another study which showed that in people who contracted Covid – and those were unvaccinated individuals – those who engaged in the recommended 150 minutes a week of exercise, had better outcomes," says Patricios.
Similar to his research, a study was conducted on over 48,000 participants with Covid, before vaccines were available, to determine if exercise was associated with a lower risk of severe outcomes from the disease.