ePrints@IIScePrints@IISc Home | About | Browse | Latest Additions | Advanced Search | Contact | Help

Physical Exercise and Yoga: As an Alternative Approach Towards COVID-19 Management

Kumar, S and Sudha, S and Chopra, M and Khan, F and Sharma, K (2021) Physical Exercise and Yoga: As an Alternative Approach Towards COVID-19 Management. In: Current Traditional Medicine, 7 (5).

Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.2174/2215083807666210322152352


Background: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), a highly contagious ssRNA +ve sense virus that emerged in late 2019, has created a global panic. With no effective therapy available, the virus has significantly affected the world population causing millions of death. Therefore, it is the utmost need to look towards all the possible strategies to benefit the community. Objectives: In view of the current global pandemic, we tried to discuss the potential benefits of two cost-effective alternative approaches, i.e., physical exercise and yoga. Methods: The editorial is based on a literature search available on PubMed, Google Scholar, and WHO portal. Search terminologies include �yoga,� �physical exercise,� �COVID-19,� �viral infec-tions,� and a combination of these words. Results: A literature search defines yoga and physical exercise efficacy in different viral diseases, including HIV, influenza, and HSV. It ameliorates the Quality of Life (QoL) by improving both the physical and mental well-being of an individual. This is mainly done by promoting the better func-tioning of the immune system (increases CD4+ and CD8+ cells and reduces pro-inflammatory re-sponse). Conclusions: Regular involvement of these activities in day-to-day life may limit latent virus reac-tivations and reduce infection chances. © 2021 Bentham Science Publishers.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Current Traditional Medicine
Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to the Bentham Science Publishers
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Centre for Society and Policy (formerly: Centre for Contemporary Studies)
Date Deposited: 17 May 2022 04:39
Last Modified: 17 May 2022 04:39
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/71660

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item