A video course to help people with Long COVID keep moving and get more active.
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In this series of 5 videos, we’ll be guiding you through some exercises to help build your physical strength and muscle after having COVID-19.
These exercises, and the breathing techniques from our breathlessness videos, will help you to manage your breathlessness. By moving your body, you can make your breathing muscles stronger and your muscles will start to use oxygen more efficiently. This will then make your breathlessness easier to manage.
These exercises shouldn’t be used in place of any medicines that you’ve been prescribed or any exercises that your physiotherapist has given you, if you have one. However, you may find that some of these exercises are similar to some your physio may have given you.
Think about how to fit these exercises into your day. It might be useful to plan these for when you’ll have the time to do them and when you think you’ll have the energy.
It can be useful to plan out and record your activity. Below is a diary you can fill out, to help you think about how you are feeling and how your activity has affected your energy levels.
By recording your activity, you’ll be able to link your current energy levels to things you’ve done in the past.
This will help you plan any physical activity you might want to do around the rest of your daily tasks.
We’ve developed this information with funding from Garfield Weston Foundation. The Foundation had no influence on the information, which was developed in line with our usual BLF information production process.
Watch: Managing breathlessness
A video course to help people with Long COVID manage their breathlessness.