People who have not exercised for at least two years before the pandemic are more likely to be hospitalized
This lack of exercise If the following happens, it will increase the risk Coronavirus disease, In order to develop more serious forms of disease and Go to death Therefore, according to a study of nearly 50,000 patients published this Wednesday.
People who have not exercised for at least two years before the pandemic are more likely to be hospitalized, require intensive care, and die of illness. Novel Coronavirus According to a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, compared with active patients.
Among the risk factors for serious diseases, only advanced age and history of organ transplantation are important factors. Lack of physical activityAccording to the researchers.
In fact, compared with other risk factors such as smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease or cancer, “lack of exercise is the most important risk factor of all outcomes.”
To analyze its possible impact on the severity of infection, hospitalization, resuscitation, and the need for death, the researchers compared the evolution of 48,440 adults infected with COVID-19 in the United States from January 2020 to October 2020.
The average age of the patients was 47 years, and almost two-thirds were women (62%).On average, your index Body mass (BMI) is 31, just above the obesity threshold.
About half of people have no previous diseases such as diabetes, chronic lung, cardiovascular or kidney disease, and cancer. Almost 20% of people have one of these risk factors, and nearly one-third (32%) have two or more risk factors.
They all said about their level Regular physical exercise Between March 2018 and March 2020, there will be at least 3 outpatient visits.
15% of them said they were inactive (0 to 10 minutes of physical exercise per week); 7% said they respected health advice (at least 150 minutes per week), and the rest said they did “some activities” (11-149 minutes per week).
Approximately 9% were hospitalized and 2% died.
After considering the differences between age, race and comorbidities, Sedentary Covid-19 patients are more than twice as likely to be admitted to the hospital as the most active patients.
The likelihood of them needing resuscitation has also increased by 73%, and the likelihood of dying from infection has also increased by 2.5 times.
Patients who did not do any physical exercise were more likely to be hospitalized and die of infection than those who exercised in the past.
But the study did not provide evidence of a direct link between the lack of exercise and the results obtained.