Acta Scientific Neurology (ASNE) (ISSN: 2582-1121)

Review Article Volume 4 Issue 8

The Importance of Physical Activity and Yoga During Covid-19 Pandemic

Mohammadreza Mohseni1, Mahsa Rastegar Moghaddam Mansouri2* and Sivakumar JT Gowder3

11PhD of DBA, M.Sc. of Exercise Physiology, Conditioning Specialists of Paracanoe National Team, ‎I.R. Iran ‎National Paralympic Committee, Tehran, ‎Iran
2PhD of Exercise Physiology, Faculty of Sports Sciences, Hakim Sabzevari University, Sabzevar, Iran
3Department of Management of Science and Technology Development, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

*Corresponding Author: Mahsa Rastegar Moghaddam Mansouri, PhD of Exercise Physiology, Faculty of Sports Sciences, Hakim Sabzevari University, Sabzevar, Iran.

Received: June 07, 2021; Published: July 31, 2021


Current pandemic coronavirus that is also known as COVID-19 or coronavirus disease 2019 is a respiratory disease that effects on so many dimensions of human body. From 2019 up to now, more than 154,000 articles have been done to find out disease symptoms, what are those appropriate ways to control the disease or even prevent its expansion. Among different strategies, it is well accepted that individuals with strong immune system and healthy body could handle the disease much better compare to those individuals with heart, kidney, or liver problems due to the virus receptor that are located on those organs. Also, because of its highly contagious infectious and high mortality rate, it causes so many anxiety. Accordingly, it disrupts health, cause sense of fear and lead to depression and distress. All of these could increase proinflammatory cytokines, stimulate hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and increase cortisol, reduce natural killer cells, diminish the immune system and make it much poor to even handle flue. Physical activity and yoga are those well accepted strategies that could control stress and save immune system proper work. They could control metabolic syndrome and guarantee ‎cardiorespiratory fitness that ameliorate the COVID-19 side effects on body and have so ‎many benefits on mental health.

In this review, we try to precisely discuss the physical activity and yoga and their health-benefit, immune system, stress, and COVID-19 and finally the beneficial and vital effects of physical activity and yoga on human health and their effects on immune system regard to control COVID-19.

Keywords: COVID-19; Immune System; Physical Activity; Yoga; Depression


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Citation: Mahsa Rastegar Moghaddam Mansouri., et al. “The Importance of Physical Activity and Yoga During Covid-19 Pandemic". Acta Scientific Neurology 4.8 (2021): 88-95.


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