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The Effects of Exercise during COVID-19

"EXERCISE IS MEDICINE"

We've all heard the old adage “exercise is medicine,” and it is more important now than ever to stay on top of your health and get your daily exercise in. Now that people are staying home to slow the spread of coronavirus, they find themselves working out a lot less which can weaken the body's defences. A researcher has found that one of the best ways to combat diseases like the coronavirus is through exercise. 

THE FACTS

A researcher by the name of Zhen Yan, PhD, of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, has found that when we exercise our muscles produce an antioxidant Known as “extracellular superoxide dismutase” or EcSOD. It helps with protecting organ tissue and preventing respiratory disease. Exercise, particularly cardiovascular exercise, enhances production of this antioxident. Yan has made the recommendation to exercise since we cannot all live in isolation forever.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Even though our clubs are closed right now, Fit Factory is currently offering many online options that will help motivate and inspire you to get off the couch and get moving from the comfort of your own home. We are offering live Virtual Classes, live F.F.I.T. Classes, Virtual Personal Training Sessions through FlexIt Fitness, two 21 Day Challenge workout programs, each written by certified personal trainers which also contain several healthy meal ideas, and much more!

DOING YOUR PART

While you should stay home, you shouldn't stay home doing nothing all day. Find an hour in your day to get up and get active in order to not only feel and look great but to also strengthen your body's resolve against these diseases. You won’t regret it!

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