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Can COVID-19 Hurt Your Running Performance Long-Term? Medical Professionals Say It’s Still Too Soon To Tell

Women’s Running discusses how COVID-19 could potentially affect running performance and includes commentary from Jordan D. Metzl, MD, sports medicine physician at HSS.

According to Dr. Metzl, “When you have COVID your lung function is diminished, your cardiac function is diminished, you’ve lost endurance, there’s a lot of things that can affect your performance. Certainly if you had any kind of infection, there can be a performance lag on the way back up. It may be longer in this disease for some people.”

Dr. Metzl recommended prioritizing daily exercise. He continued, “Exercise going into getting COVID seems to affect how well you’re going to do with the disease. That’s not to say that you can’t be a very fit, active person and have more significant problems.”

Read the full article at Womensrunning.com.