Precautions and recommendations for physical exercise in face of COVID-19: an integrative review
Keywords:Physical Exercise, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Infections, Exercise Therapy
This review aims to analyze and synthesize the scientific evidence on the effects of physical exercise on the precaution of COVID-19 and the main recommendations on the practice of physical activity during and after the pandemic. A search was carried out with the MEDLINE / PUBMED, Cochrane, Web of Science and Scopus databases, and manual searches in journals, in the references of the selected studies, in addition to the use of pre-print studies. The initial search totaled 1026 records. After the exclusion by title, summary, duplicates and full reading, 13 publications remained, in addition to another 10 studies selected manually, totaling 23 publications. After analyzing the results, the evidence was categorized according to: the effects of physical exercise on viral respiratory infections, the impact of COVID-19 in relation to physical inactivity, physical and mental health, precautions and recommendations on regular physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic and recommendations on post-pandemic physical activity. Most evidence recommends regular moderate physical activity during and after the pandemic. However, more specific recommendations on intensity, type of exercise, sets and duration of training need further investigation.
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