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Don’t Take Covid Lying Down – How to Manage and Recover from Covid-19

Glad you are here. I’ll try to keep this brief!

I suffered through Covid-19 in early July for 3 weeks. Symptoms came and went. The worst was the pressure in my chest. My best counter-attack? Fighting back by keeping my lungs active.

IMPORTANT: Covid is not like a regular flu where you can just lie around until you feel better. You need to take an active role so Covid does not consume your lungs. Breathing exercises will also help you recover in the months after your infection.

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Story of a survivor who credits breathing exercises for his healing
(starting around 2 minutes 20 seconds in):
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If want to help yourself and your loved ones prepare for, fight and recover from a Covid illness, please read and share!

SIMPLE EXERCISE:
Watch this simple deep breathing video demo from a doctor at Queen’s Hospital in London:
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MORE IN-DEPTH:
Need more exercises?
Donna Wilson (RN, MSN, PT pulmonary clinical nurse and fitness specialist) created a series of five videos to help lung cancer patients and patients with breathing problems. Learn different upper and lower body exercises to maximize the delivery of oxygen to lung tissue and the body:
click to watch

Want to see how you could help a child?
Adam, Physiotherapist at New Forest Physiotherapy (Southampton, UK), demonstrates breathing exercises, postural drainage and percussion to clear secretions from the lungs:
click to watch

IN-DEPTH:
Want to know WHY keeping your lungs active is so important in the Covid fight? This video gets into the nitty gritty of where the virus goes and how our lungs react:
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I hope this information helps you! Remember, this is not like a regular flu where you can just lie around until you feel better. Take an active role so Covid does not consume your lungs!

Stay well!

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