The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute has released a new set of resources with workout programs for older people and people with chronic conditions who are self-isolating during COVID-19.
The 30-minute exercise plans were developed by accredited exercise physiologists and researchers from the Baker Institute.
“Around the world, those most vulnerable to the virus are being told to stay at home and many countries are now directing all residents to follow suit,” Director of the Baker Institute Professor Tom Marwick said.
“These kinds of restrictions are critically important to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, but they can also make it tough for people to engage in the typical kinds of physical activity they enjoy, the exercise that keeps them moving as part of their daily routine.”
Professor Marwick says even when abiding by important social distancing measures, it’s important to aim for 30 minutes of moderate physical activity most days, especially for those living with chronic conditions.
“Being active is critical for maintaining both physical and mental health, it helps to prime our immune system and can reduce our risk of many common chronic health conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease,” he said.
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