Over the past few months, our lives have been compromised by the coronavirus named SARS-CoV-2 that has already reached many countries worldwide. More and more cases are confirmed and keep popping up across the globe. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the “worst is yet to come.” He also pointed out that the fight against the virus is “not even close to being over,” and added that: “although many countries have made some progress, globally the pandemic is actually speeding up.”
During this unexpected global pandemic, people all over the world gradually awakened to the realization that it’s very important to protect themselves and others from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) by taking some simple precautions:—Staying at home as much as possible, use of face masks, cleaning hands thoroughly and frequently, maintaining necessary social distance to avoid close contact, and adopting a healthy lifestyle to monitor your body on a daily basis. In some countries, citizens are being encouraged by local governments to participate physical activities at least once a day. Therefore, don’t forget there’s another important action that people of all ages can take to help improve your immune system so as to keep your overall health: exercise regularly.
Recent studies have also shown that the physiological changes in the immune system are actually a response to exercise. During your exercise, immune cells are able to circulate through the body more quickly and kill bacteria and viruses in a rapid manner. When exercise is over, the immune system usually returns to normal within a few hours. However, continued physical exercise seems to make these changes last longer.
When you engage in exercises every day, the cumulative effect occurs at the same time. This can bring about a long-term immune response. As a matter of fact, people who exercise regularly are generally less susceptible to upper respiratory tract infections like coronavirus. Just don’t try over-exercise.
Now you understand what an important role exercise is playing for your health. Proper physical activity is good for everyone, regardless of your age and fitness level. But, do you really know the amount of physical activity you’re getting and what impact does exercise give to you? A smart watch with health tracker may help.
Wearable devices like the Virmee VT3 with capabilities of tracking daily activities and heart rate as well as blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) have already presented as a sidekick for people to monitor their health.
This wearable device tracks up to 18 different exercise modes including running, walking, swimming, open water, climbing, cycling, aerobics, basketball, badminton, football, dancing, yoga, rope skipping, sit-ups, volleyball, tennis, table tennis, ice skating. Meanwhile, a companion smartphone app can be used to sync those data to you for reference, improving people’s overall wellness.
With the help of technology, you have an objective daily record that grants your access to how little/much exercise you’re getting, which can adjust your mindset to some extent and become an incentive at the same time. Remember that there are many benefits of exercise besides those immediately related to an improved immune system. Now you probably find ways to squeeze more activities into your day, whether it’s brisk walking or yoga time, walking during conference calls, or simply taking the stairs instead of using a lift.