Increase Immunity with Regular Exercise
In the current situation and condition of the Covid-19 pandemic, a healthy and strong body is the initial capital that must be owned by the community to avoid exposure to the virus. As one part of Clean and healthy living behavior (PHBS) is physical activity. Regular physical activity or exercise plays an important role. According to research cited in the International Journal of Cardiovascular Science, moderate intensity and duration physical activity is proven to support the immune response and increase the body’s resistance to disease.
According to several studies, in addition to physical health, exercise can also have a positive impact on the condition mental health due to the application of quarantine and isolation due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Types of Light Sports in the Pandemic Period
There are many ways and methods of doing light exercise during this pandemic so that people are motivated to maintain their health and fitness. The following are several types of sports that people can do at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, namely as follows.
Cardio exercise is a type of exercise that focuses on burning fat and easily makes the body sweat, including exercise using a stationary bicycle, skipping, and also a treadmill.
As a type of sport that is quite easy to do and without special equipment. Gymnastics is a sport that is in great demand by the public. We can do gymnastics simply by following video tutorials on Youtube or via video conferencing with friends and gymnastic instructors.
Yoga exercise may have the impression of light exercise and easy to do, but if you really mean it, Yoga is very effective for burning fat. Not only that, some yoga movements are also proven to make a person feel more calm.
By implementing several types of exercise above, it is hoped that it will be able to provide health to the body during daily activities during the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue to carry out health protocols properly in every activity, and immediately carry out complete and booster doses of Covid-19 Vaccination to reduce hospitalizations and deaths due to exposure to Covid-19.
Eunice Margarini, SKM, MIPH
Marsha Anindita, S.Ds
Astasari, S.Sos, MKM
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