Research has long shown that regular exercise has a slew of health benefits like helping to prevent high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.
Now researchers say regular activity could help protect against severe Covid hospitalizations.
In a new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, researchers and physicians at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center in Southern California, the University of California, San Diego, and other institutions found that Covid patients who regularly exercised before becoming sick were the least likely to be hospitalized, admitted to the ICU and die as a result of their illness.
The study looked at data from nearly 50,000 adult patients in California diagnosed with Covid-19 from January 2020 to the end of October 2020.
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