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Research: De-risking COVID-19

Lack of exercise is a major cause of death from COVID-19, according to new research, with only advanced age and organ transplant leading to greater risk

Published in Health Club Management 2021 issue 4
Consistently meeting physical activity guidelines was strongly associated with reduced risk / Shutterstock/De Visu
Consistently meeting physical activity guidelines was strongly associated with reduced risk / Shutterstock/De Visu
Patients with COVID-19 who were consistently inactive were more than twice as likely to be admitted to hospital as patients who exercised

Lack of exercise creates greater levels of risk than smoking, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

A large US study, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests being physically inactive could more than double the risk of dying from the coronavirus.

The study found patients with COVID-19 who were consistently inactive during the two years preceding the pandemic were more likely to be admitted to hospital, to require intensive care and more likely to die than patients who had consistently met physical activity guidelines.

As a risk factor for severe complications from COVID-19, physical inactivity was exceeded only by advanced age and a history of organ transplant.

To explore its potential impact on the severity of the infection, researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in California, US, compared outcomes in 48,440 adults with confirmed COVID-19 infection between January and October 2020.

The patients’ average age was 47 and nearly two-thirds were women (62 per cent). Around half had no underlying conditions, which included diabetes, COPD, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and cancer; nearly 1 in 5 (18 per cent) had only one; and almost a third (32 per cent) had two or more.

Meeting guidelines
The study found that consistently meeting physical activity guidelines was strongly associated with a reduced risk of serious outcomes.

After taking account of potentially influential factors – such as age and underlying conditions – patients with COVID-19 who were consistently physically inactive were more than twice as likely to be admitted to hospital as patients who clocked up 150+ minutes of physical activity every week.

Impact of inactivity
Those who were inactive were also 73 per cent more likely to require intensive care, and 2.5 times more likely to die of the infection.

Patients who were consistently inactive were 20 per cent more likely to be admitted to hospital, 10 per cent more likely to require intensive care, and 32 per cent more likely to die than were patients who were doing some physical activity regularly.

More: www.HCMmag.com/risk

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Lack of exercise could be a major cause of death from COVID-19, according to new research
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features

Research: De-risking COVID-19

Lack of exercise is a major cause of death from COVID-19, according to new research, with only advanced age and organ transplant leading to greater risk

Published in Health Club Management 2021 issue 4
Consistently meeting physical activity guidelines was strongly associated with reduced risk / Shutterstock/De Visu
Consistently meeting physical activity guidelines was strongly associated with reduced risk / Shutterstock/De Visu
Patients with COVID-19 who were consistently inactive were more than twice as likely to be admitted to hospital as patients who exercised

Lack of exercise creates greater levels of risk than smoking, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

A large US study, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests being physically inactive could more than double the risk of dying from the coronavirus.

The study found patients with COVID-19 who were consistently inactive during the two years preceding the pandemic were more likely to be admitted to hospital, to require intensive care and more likely to die than patients who had consistently met physical activity guidelines.

As a risk factor for severe complications from COVID-19, physical inactivity was exceeded only by advanced age and a history of organ transplant.

To explore its potential impact on the severity of the infection, researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in California, US, compared outcomes in 48,440 adults with confirmed COVID-19 infection between January and October 2020.

The patients’ average age was 47 and nearly two-thirds were women (62 per cent). Around half had no underlying conditions, which included diabetes, COPD, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and cancer; nearly 1 in 5 (18 per cent) had only one; and almost a third (32 per cent) had two or more.

Meeting guidelines
The study found that consistently meeting physical activity guidelines was strongly associated with a reduced risk of serious outcomes.

After taking account of potentially influential factors – such as age and underlying conditions – patients with COVID-19 who were consistently physically inactive were more than twice as likely to be admitted to hospital as patients who clocked up 150+ minutes of physical activity every week.

Impact of inactivity
Those who were inactive were also 73 per cent more likely to require intensive care, and 2.5 times more likely to die of the infection.

Patients who were consistently inactive were 20 per cent more likely to be admitted to hospital, 10 per cent more likely to require intensive care, and 32 per cent more likely to die than were patients who were doing some physical activity regularly.

More: www.HCMmag.com/risk

https://www.leisureopportunities.co.uk/images/2021/849473_473569.jpg
Lack of exercise could be a major cause of death from COVID-19, according to new research
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The pandemic has had an "unprecedented" impact on physical activity levels in England, with 1 ...
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The first énergie Fitness club has opened in Spain as part of a push for ...
Latest News
A global innovation competition has been launched to find ways to encourage and support more ...
Latest News
Xponential Fitness has acquired Body Fit Training in a deal worth US$44m. The deal takes ...
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Exercise has been highlighted as a crucial weapon in cancer patients’ battle against the disease. ...
Latest News
The global health and fitness industry is returning to a busy programme of live trade ...
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Matrix and Intelivideo have signed a strategic partnership, which will see Intelivideo's fitness content integrated ...
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Nadine Dorries, the recently appointed secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport at ...
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Mindbody has announced it's buying ClassPass, the consumer wellness subscription service that enables people to ...
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Tanni Grey-Thompson has outlined her vision on how the physical activity sector can play "the ...
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The Global Health & Fitness Alliance (GHFA) has revealed the makeup of its inaugural nine-member ...
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Featured supplier news: Uptivo: Individual and group heart rate tracking
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: FitnessOnDemand launches new live-streaming feature for all fitness clubs and their members
FitnessOnDemand (FOD) [IHRSA BOOTH 1509] the leader in on-demand content from the world’s most innovative fitness brands and celebrity trainers, this month introduces a new platform evolution for all club operators and their customers.
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Featured operator news: Being active helps Parkwood Leisure customers save the NHS £16m
Parkwood Leisure, one of the UK’s leading public leisure facilities operators, helped prevent more than 7,000 cases of stroke, dementia, depression and type 2 diabetes in 2019, saving the NHS £16 million, a new social value report has shown.
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Founded in 2007 in Gersthofen, Germany, miha bodytec is the market-leading supplier of Electro Muscle ...
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Company profile: Hussle
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: trade associations
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
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Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Wearable technology solutions
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