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Source: The Physiological Society

9th November 2020

Covid-19 poses a significant threat to the health and wellbeing of older people. The risks of serious illness requiring hospitalisation and dying both rise with age.

Moreover, measures to lessen the risk of suffering from Covid-19 such as lockdowns and shielding can make it harder for older people to stay active. Physical activity is an important factor in staying healthy and is likely to play a role in Covid-19 resilience. 

Take a look at the full report here

 

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