COVID-19 pandemic: regular physical activity and respiratory exercises at home as prevention and treatment
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Institute of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, Cruzeiro do Sul University, São Paulo, Brazil
Department of Physical Activity and Sport, Unidades Tecnológicas de Santander, Bucaramanga, Colombia
Physical Therapy School, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga, Colombia
School of Medicine and Center for Clinical and Epidemiologic Research, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Submission date: 2020-05-29
Acceptance date: 2020-11-27
Publication date: 2022-12-19
Physiother Quart. 2022;30(4):104-106
The main question in the field of exercise and rehabilitation medicine is whether physical activity and therapeutic exercise are suitable activities for COVID-19 patients who are recovering at home. There have been few public health guidelines provided about what people can do in relationship with exercise and respiratory care. For this reason, it is necessary that physical therapists give some recommendations concerning safe respiratory and physical exercises that could be executed by people with confirmed, suspected, or probable COVID-19 who stay at home.
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