Post-COVID Physical Rehabilitation through Nutrition and Exercise

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Kanadej Trarungruang


COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus disease 2019, first emerged in February of the year 2020 in the Thai calendar (2563 BE). It can be transmitted through inhalation of invisible droplets that carry the virus, which can enter the body. After treatment and the absence of detectable virus, residual symptoms may persist, collectively termed as Post-COVID Syndrome. These symptoms can range from one to several, and may be either pre-existing or newly developed. The purpose of addressing Post-COVID Syndrome is to restore both the physical and mental well-being of the patients. To aid in the recovery of patients experiencing Post-C COVID Syndrome, a collection of data and analyses have been assembled. This includes methods and recommendations focusing on physical rehabilitation, as well as the psychological state of patients. The emphasis lies in the physical recovery, utilizing exercises and nutritional principles, as there are diverse ways to restore the body. Both physical exercise and nutritional strategies play crucial roles. Physical exercises contribute to lung and overall health improvement. Consuming a comprehensive array of nutrients, including micronutrients and macronutrients, is essential. Various dietary patterns, such as the Mediterranean Diet or a vegetarian approach, should be considered. However, it is important to evaluate personal health conditions and consult with medical professionals prior to embarking on exercise routines or dietary changes.

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Trarungruang K. Post-COVID Physical Rehabilitation through Nutrition and Exercise. IUDCJ [Internet]. 2023 Dec. 19 [cited 2024 May 29];8(2):225-32. Available from:
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