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Need some Monday Motivation to get yourself up off the couch or away from your screen and off to move your body?

Here is some amazing research on the benefits of exercise and reducing the risk of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, which is a major cause of death in patients with the COVID-19 virus.

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome or ARDS is a complication that my develop in patients who contract the COVID-19 virus.  This complication may become quite serious for some and research suggest that 45% of patients who develop ARDS will die.

Current research is showing that exercise produces an amazing antioxidant known as “extracellular superoxide dismutase” (EcSOD) and this powerful little antioxidant hunts down harmful free radicals, protecting our tissues and helping to prevent disease.  Our muscles naturally make this and a single session of exercise can increase our production of this antioxidant.  The best part in the COVID situation is that it helps protect against ARDS.

An interesting point also is that a decrease in EcSOD is also associated with chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis.

So what are you waiting for – go make yourself some EcSD and get up and get your workout done!

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4 thoughts on “Monday Motivation – COVID and Exercise, Why it Matters More Now than Ever

  1. very interesting! Wonder if this is one reason why one gets that powerful endorphin feeling after a good run/hiki workout?



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