Physical inactivity is associated with a higher risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes: a study in 48 440 adult patients

From the British Journal of Sports Medicine , Original research paper.

  • First published April 13, 2021.

Authors:
Robert Sallis, Deborah Rohm Young, Sara Y Tartof, James F Sallis, Jeevan Sall1, Qiaowu Li, Gary N Smith, Deborah A Cohen

The study compared hospitalisation rates, intensive care unit (ICU) admissions and mortality for patients with COVID-19 who were consistently inactive, doing some activity or consistently meeting physical activity guidelines.

Consistently meeting physical activity guidelines was strongly associated with a reduced risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes among infected adults. We recommend efforts to promote physical activity be prioritised by public health agencies and incorporated into routine medical care.

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