Various ways cycling may let you avoid the covid related complications

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Various ways cycling may let you avoid the covid related complications

Benefits of cycling in these pandemic times

Thursday, 26th November 2020

Public health is threatened by the challenge of covid-19 which has claimed millions of lives across the globe so far. In such a situation, it is very necessary to make certain preventative lifestyle adjustment to check the spread of the pandemic.


Interestingly, the hobby of bicycling has turned out to be a useful strategy for controlling the covid-19 pandemic. In UK, doctors are talking about the importance of cycling as an effective tool for patients enthusiastic about getting adequate exercise while ensuring that social distancing, stated Dr Amitabha Ghosh, senior consultant- Columbia Asia Hospital; Palam Vihar, Gurgaon.


The different ways in which cycling can help in fighting against the deadly coronavirus may be listed below…Dr. Ghosh has talked about all these five ways. Read on:


  • Cycling can boost the respiratory health of a person. Covid-19 infection, as we all know, attacks the respiratory system by impairing the functioning of the lungs. Therefore, an exercise like cycling needs to be done to enhance one’s lung capacity and lung health. That is one way of staying guard against covid-19.


  • Patients who are suffering from underlying health conditions like cardiovascular issues, high BP, diabetes or stroke are at much risk of developing complications from coronavirus. Mortality is generally higher in the people who have such underlying conditions. It has been found out that cycling helps in boosting heart health and minimizing heart disease related severity in the patients.


  • Better blood sugar management and diabetes control can keep the covid-19 related complications at bay. Cycling is one way to keep your blood sugar under control as you’ll metabolize the excess sugar in your blood stream when do that exercise. Better diabetes management allows your body to be better equipped against the covid-19 infection.


  • A latest research carried out by the University of North Carolina at the Chapel Hill revealed that obesity can be a risk factor with regard to covid-19 related complications. So, non-obese people are in a better position when it comes to the prevention of covid-19.



Source: Indian Express

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