Just dealing with thinking about COVID return to sport myself. This is a good article with much clearer phased return to sport guidelines. https://www.bmj.com/content/bmj/372/bmj.m4721.full.pdf It is clearly conservative, and I am inclined to follow it with the goal of minimizing risk of long covid.
Returning to Exercise after Covid-19
Thank you Dr. Summer for your expertise!
I have recently contracted covid-19 and have been very fortunate to have had a mild course to date (slight cough). I feel well enough that I would prefer to be doing some light exercise, but have heard that exercise during covid is contraindicated and may have negative consequences such as increased risk of myocarditis. I was hoping for some guidance on how to best resume an exercise program.
I have found some literature that suggests 2 weeks of rest after resolution of symptoms followed by gradual return to activity. It appears some other groups are recommending an evaluation with troponin testing, ECG and echocardiography after the 2 weeks of rest.
My goal is to return to skimo racing, trail running and mountain biking totaling about 8-12 hours per week.
I really appreciate any guidance you might have to help me getting back to the activities I enjoy safely.
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