Potential COVID-19 Protection

Mission Monday Episode 8

We’ve unfortunately battled a severe pandemic in the past two years.

Worldwide, about 220 million people have tested positive for COVID-19.

Almost 5 million people have passed away from it and we hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe.

Fortunately, there’s promising new research showing that exercise could help.

Exercise and COVID-19

Exercise may enhance your body’s ability to fight against COVID-19. Here are details of the research.

The study, published recently, took place in South Korea. Over 75,000 people participated!

Researchers looked at the connection between exercise habits and COVID-19 outcomes.

People who were considered “regular exercisers” met the following criteria:

  • They participated in strength training at least twice a week
  • They participated in activities such as walking or jogging for a minimum of 2.5 hours per week

The researchers compared the “regular exercisers” to those who didn’t exercise.

Here are the results

  • Regular exercisers were 15% less likely to contract COVID-19
  • They were also 58% LESS likely to suffer a severe case of COVID-19
  • Regular exercisers were 76% less likely to pass away from COVID-19!

How Could Exercise Enhance Our Body’s Protection Against Covid-19?

The researchers stated that exercise strengthens the immune system. Specifically, exercise enhances the body’s ability to identify foreign pathogens and reduces systemic inflammation.

To be clear, we are not recommending exercise in place of the CDC’s recommendations

Exercise is a complement to — NOT a replacement for — the CDC’s recommendations for avoiding COVID-19

What the research shows us is this – Regular exercise strengthens our immune system and it may decrease our risk of contracting and suffering from COVID-19

If you would like to learn more about our method of strength training, read about our methodology. If you are new to The Perfect Workout, try a workout with us and start with a FREE Introductory Session.

  • Lee, S.W., Lee, J., Moon, S.Y., Jin, H.Y., Yang, J.M., Ogino, S., … Yon, D.K. (2021). Physical activity and the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection, severe COVID-19 illness and COVID-19 related mortality in South Korea: a nationwide cohort study. British Journal of Sports Medicine.

Potential COVID-19 Protection

Mission Monday Episode 8

We’ve unfortunately battled a severe pandemic in the past two years.

Worldwide, about 220 million people have tested positive for COVID-19.

Almost 5 million people have passed away from it and we hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe.

Fortunately, there’s promising new research showing that exercise could help.

Exercise and COVID-19

Exercise may enhance your body’s ability to fight against COVID-19. Here are details of the research.

The study, published recently, took place in South Korea. Over 75,000 people participated!

Researchers looked at the connection between exercise habits and COVID-19 outcomes.

People who were considered “regular exercisers” met the following criteria:

  • They participated in strength training at least twice a week
  • They participated in activities such as walking or jogging for a minimum of 2.5 hours per week


The researchers compared the “regular exercisers” to those who didn’t exercise.

Here are the results

  • Regular exercisers were 15% less likely to contract COVID-19
  • They were also 58% LESS likely to suffer a severe case of COVID-19
  • Regular exercisers were 76% less likely to pass away from COVID-19!

How Could Exercise Enhance Our Body’s Protection Against Covid-19?

The researchers stated that exercise strengthens the immune system. Specifically, exercise enhances the body’s ability to identify foreign pathogens and reduces systemic inflammation.

To be clear, we are not recommending exercise in place of the CDC’s recommendations

Exercise is a complement to — NOT a replacement for — the CDC’s recommendations for avoiding COVID-19

What the research shows us is this – Regular exercise strengthens our immune system and it may decrease our risk of contracting and suffering from COVID-19

If you would like to learn more about our method of strength training, read about our methodology. If you are new to The Perfect Workout, try a workout with us and start with a FREE Introductory Session.

  • Lee, S.W., Lee, J., Moon, S.Y., Jin, H.Y., Yang, J.M., Ogino, S., … Yon, D.K. (2021). Physical activity and the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection, severe COVID-19 illness and COVID-19 related mortality in South Korea: a nationwide cohort study. British Journal of Sports Medicine.

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