Covid recovery and Physical Activity

If you are recovering from COVID-19, you may find you need to adapt your usual physical activity routine. It is important to build your activity levels back up over a period of time.

The following guides will help inform you of what to expect when starting physical activity again as well as some great tips on how to get started.

Remember, It is important that you take part in an activity that is at the appropriate level for yourself. If you're unsure about your ability, it might be wise to start gradually and build up. This page is designed to provide information but should not be used instead of any recommendation you have received from a qualified medical professional.

Covid-19 infection frequently leaves people feeling tired and weak, with shortness of breath and muscle pain performing simple tasks. Moving Medicine will help support you through your Covid recovery.

After being in hospital for a period of time, your muscles will be much weaker than normal and you will certainly be less fit than you were. Click here for support and advice from the NHS.

Visit the The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy website for advice to help your recovery from Covid-19,

For new physical activity ideas visit our Active Together pages. Active Together is here to support you to get active, in your own way.


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