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I Had COVID and This Is the Diet and Exercise Advice I Followed to Recover

Eat This, Not That shares nutrition and exercise guidance for people recovering from COVID-19 according to experts including James N. Robinson, MD, sports medicine physician at HSS.

Dr. Robinson recommended speaking with a doctor if considering adding supplements to a diet. He explained, “There are some smaller studies that may show benefit for fighting viral illnesses with vitamin C, zinc, and elderberry. While larger studies are needed to see if this is a true effect, the risks are very low. However, if you have chronic medical problems, especially kidney and liver disease, you should check with your doctor prior to starting any supplement.”

He advised easing into an exercise routine. He said, “When you first start exercising, it is important to take it easy. A general rule is to start at about 50% of your normal intensity and duration and gradually increase by 10-15% per week from there. While some fatigue is expected, if you have shortness of breath or chest pain, you should stop exercising and see a physician.”

Read the full article at Eatthis.com.