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Title: Practical recommendations relevant to the use of resistance training for COVID-19 survivors
Authors: Gentil, Paulo
Lira, Claudio Andre Barbosa de
Coswig, Victor
Barroso, Weimar Kunz Sebba
Vitorino, Priscila Valverde de Oliveira
Ramirez-Campillo, Rodrigo
Martins, Wagner Rodrigues
Souza, Daniel
Assunto:: Exercício resistido
Reabilitação
Treinamento de força
Reabilitação pulmonar
Reabilitação cardíaca
Covid-19
Issue Date: 3-Mar-2021
Publisher: Frontiers
Citation: GENTIL, Paulo et al. Practical recommendations relevant to the use of resistance training for COVID-19 survivors. Frontiers in Physiology, v. 12, art. 637590, 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2021.637590. Disponível em: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphys.2021.637590/full. Acesso em: 16mar. 2021.
Abstract: The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has emerged at the end of 2019 and caused a global pandemic. The disease predominantly affects the respiratory system; however, there is evidence that it is a multisystem disease that also impacts the cardiovascular system. Although the long-term consequences of COVID-19 are not well-known, evidence from similar diseases alerts for the possibility of long-term impaired physical function and reduced quality of life, especially in those requiring critical care. Therefore, rehabilitation strategies are needed to improve outcomes in COVID-19 survivors. Among the possible strategies, resistance training (RT) might be particularly interesting, since it has been shown to increase functional capacity both in acute and chronic respiratory conditions and in cardiac patients. The present article aims to propose evidence-based and practical suggestions for RT prescription for people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 with a special focus on immune, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems. Based on the current literature, we present RT as a possible safe and feasible activity that can be time-efficient and easy to be implemented in different settings.
Licença:: Copyright © 2021 Gentil, de Lira, Coswig, Barroso, Vitorino, Ramirez-Campillo, Martins and Souza. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2021.637590
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