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Having trouble handling exercise after covid? Here are expert tips.

The Washington Post shares guidance for people returning to exercise after having COVID-19 from experts including Jordan D. Metzl, MD, sports medicine physician at HSS.

According to Dr. Metzl, “In my office, I’ve seen all kinds of issues — people with delayed recovery [after exercise], their times are slower, they’ve got more muscle injuries, or they feel like their body’s out of shape.”

He underscored advice from guidelines he co-authored for recreational athletes returning to exercise after mild-to-moderate cases of COVID-19, noting, “The biggest mistake people make is they try to get back out and do too much, too quickly.” 

“Some people may take months to progress to that 10 percent level, while others may be able to do so in weeks,” according to Dr. Metzl.

Dr. Metzl added that the first step people should take before determining whether to see a doctor is tuning into how they feel: “If they’re really struggling with breathing issues, chest palpitations … you just want to be a good body listener,” Dr. Metzl advised.

Read the full article at Washingtonpost.com.