The following post “Exercises to recover from COVID-19”, is created from a document of the Association of Professional Physiotherapists of the Community of Madrid. It is directed especially to those who have overcome the new coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19).
WARNING: If you have fever, cough or difficulty breathing, do not follow these guidelines. Consult a health care professional. These recommendations should not be carried out if you still have symptoms of COVID-19.WARNING: If you have fever, cough or difficulty breathing, do not follow these guidelines. Consult a health care professional. These recommendations should not be carried out if you still have symptoms of COVID-19.
The recommendations in this article are directed to those who quarantined at home for the pandemic or in home recovery.
Use these exercises to recover from COVID-19
Slow breathing exercises
- Lie on a flat surface (such as a bed) on your side or sit in a chair.
- Breathe in through your nose as you normally do.
- Slowly open your mouth until your lungs are completely empty.
- Perform this activity for 5 minutes.
- Repeat the same action on the other side. Execute twice a day (morning and evening).
Breathing with pursed lips
Doing this exercise can help relieve the feeling of shortness of breath.
Breathe in slowly through your nose. If possible, hold your breath for 2-3 seconds. Blow slowly through your mouth, forming a U-shape with your lips..
- Lie down with your legs half bent (you can put a cushion under them) or sit in a chair.
- Place your hands on your abdomen, paying attention to how your abdomen is exposed when you inhale and hide your abdomen when you exhale.
- Breathe in through your nose as much as possible. Then exhale slowly through your mouth with pursed lips. Take 10-15 breaths in the morning and evening.
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