Lifestyle / General Health
Staying Healthy Without Leaving Home: Tips and Exercises
Most of us have never before had to stop doing our day-to-day activities at the scale it is happening at the moment due to the coronavirus. The closest we can compare it to is when we are sick and have to rest at home or be hospitalized. This has an immediate impact and is seen in a deconditioning and loss of muscle mass. Immobilisation can lead to 3-4% reduction in muscle strength per day during the first week and there is a 40% decrease in isokinetic muscle strength after 3 weeks of immobilisation.