One Good Way to Help Beat COVID: Exercise

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Exercise guards against a host of chronic diseases that can plague people as they age, but can it also protect against severe cases of COVID-19

New research suggests that’s so: Being physically active reduced COVID-19 patients’ risk of hospitalization, intensive care unit (ICU) admission and death, and even being just somewhat active provided some protection.

“This is a wake-up call for the importance of healthy lifestyles and especially physical activity,” said study author Dr. Robert Sallis. He’s a family and sports medicine physician at the Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center.

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