Variation in the Intensity of Physical Exercise in the Adult Population of Delhi NCR Region before and after being Infected with the Novel COVID-19 Virus: A Cross Sectional Study
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic led to a huge shift in the lifestyle patterns of the entire global population. The pandemic led to a regression in the overall health of an individual, be it physical, mental, or social well-being. Being physically active not only keeps the mind calm but also reduces the risk of disease. A healthy adult should work out at least 75 minutes a week. Getting infected by a virus like the COVID-19 virus indicated the abstinence from working out and exercising for a certain time period due to a significant effect on the stamina and overall health of individuals. According to the study conducted, 22.7% of the respondents did not undertake any form of physical exercise before getting infected with the virus but it reduced to 11.3% post-COVID infection, this has been correlated with the time required to rest before resuming the exercise regime after recovering. It is also seen that there has been a significant reduction in the stamina of 39% of the respondents due to the infection with the virus. The perspective of the population on the importance of various forms of physical exercises such as breathing exercises, yoga, etc. was also assessed. The aftermath of the viral outbreak on the physical activity of the population should not be disregarded.
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