Physical Activity in Recovery from Covid-19

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Although COVID-19 predominantly affects the respiratory system, evidence indicates multisystem disease where symptoms can range from mild to severe, at times resulting in death. The long-term impacts of COVID-19 are unknown, but many COVID-19 survivors can develop psychological, physical and cognitive impairments. 

There is a clear need for guidance on individualised and multidisciplinary approaches to rehabilitation post COVID-19 illness. The health benefits of being physically active are now well established and we, as informed health professionals, have an integral role to play in promoting and facilitating this within our communities during this time. Please join me in considering such an approach whilst refreshing our knowledge of the benefits of physical activity post-illness.