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Looking to get active again after having Covid? Expert advice for adults and children on exercising post-recovery

People who overcome the coronavirus recover at different rates. And when it comes to exercise, experts advise that taking things slowly at first is the best approach 

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Many people will want to jump straight back into their pre-Covid fitness regimes, but this isn’t always the best thing to do

Many people will want to jump straight back into their pre-Covid fitness regimes, but this isn’t always the best thing to do

Niall Moyna, professor of clinical exercise physiology at DCU

Niall Moyna, professor of clinical exercise physiology at DCU

Dr Julie Broderick, assistant professor of physiotherapy at Trinity College

Dr Julie Broderick, assistant professor of physiotherapy at Trinity College

Professor Basil Elnazir

Professor Basil Elnazir

Paediatric Physiotherapist Aoife McCarthy

Paediatric Physiotherapist Aoife McCarthy

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Many people will want to jump straight back into their pre-Covid fitness regimes, but this isn’t always the best thing to do

Would-be athletes, exercisers and amateur sports people are obsessed with metrics — miles covered, kilos lifted, points scored. Performance is measured, targets are set, goals are reached.

And so the thousands who have tested positive in recent weeks may be pencilling in their first post-Covid run, game or swim, imagining a recovery that can be planned and measured. When it comes to Covid, though, there is little certainty; some will resume their previous regimes with minimal effort, but for others, it will be more complex.


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