Mercy Sports Medicine Physician Dr. Jessalyn Adam Discusses Returning to Exercise After COVID-19
Doctor recommendations remain fluid when it comes to people returning to activities following the coronavirus. There is a huge variability depending on each person's individual medical problems, as Mercy sports medicine physician Jessalynn Adam, M.D., CAQSM, explains.
“Most experts are recommending about two to three weeks, but it really depends on the severity of the illness. So, if you had a more serious illness that required you're going to require some testing before going back if you had any cardiac and respiratory symptoms. You're going to need some screening. So, at the very least, we need to evaluate people for any underlying illnesses,” Dr. Adam said.
According to Dr. Adam, no matter what the disease situation, a return to exercise needs to be a guarded and well-guided decision. As things open up, even those who did not have COVID-19 need to be careful about jumping right back into their usual exercise routines, like lifting weights and group exercise. She notes that it is best to ease into it.
If you did have COVID-19, be sure to consult with your doctor about any exercise routine.
View Mercy sports medicine physician Dr. Jessalynn Adam’s interview about returning to exercise after COVID-19.
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