Inactivity Linked to Severe COVID-19 – ACSM

Inactivity Linked to Severe COVID-19 – ACSM

Starting March 2020, near the beginning of the pandemic, exercise scientists and clinicians published blogs about the mechanisms by which physical activity could likely reduce harm from COVID-19. There was strong evidence that physical activity improves immune function, reduces inflammation, prevents and treats most common chronic diseases, decreases the psychological and physiological burden of stress, and improves immune responses to vaccinations among older adults.