Return to running after a COVID-19 infection

There's no need to write about the destructive affects which the COVID-19 is having on peoples health and well-being, every nations health care system and also the world economic climate once more here. The disaster and the travesty of the reaction have already been well documented in a wide range of websites. The epidemic in addition has triggered an incredible amount of falsehoods, conspiracy ideas and downright lies about it. Social media commentary is commonly given higher weight when compared with the majority of of what the professionals have to say. This has repercussions for the person and for society in general when it comes to dealing with. For sport, it has led to the cancelling of competitive sports from the Olympics right down to neighborhood sport. For athletes all the major marathons are already cancelled. The go back to sport following the COVID-19 shutdowns will have to be diligently handled.

There have been several accounts in the news of athletes which developed COVID-19. Many cases are asymptomatic or moderate and get better as part of the natural history of the problem. Even so, an important minority of athletes who get COVID-19 are having significant challenges in spite of their relatively younger age along with their higher degrees of fitness and health. It certainly is not as exactly what you see often believed in the media as well as on social media as its “just a flu”. The impact of COVID-19, especially on the lungs causing a difficulty breathing are increasingly being documented as constant for many months in these runners. They can be struggling to go for a run even with having recovered from the first infection because they are just so short of breath. The resume running with this group of athletes will likely be challenging and take a lot of effort. What is not known is if they can really fully recover as that research has not just been carried out. Nothing is understood with regards to the long term problems of COVID-19 as yet. Considering the fact that these healthy runners, with great lungs, have found it so difficult, this needs to be of concern to everyone. This is certainly more proof that we should really be following the guidance from the most of the legitimate authorities instead of a number of arbitrary media commentators or social media commentary. Continue to be safe.