One of the biggest mysteries about COVID-19 is on the verge of being solved. And that’s how to finally make some headway against the mysterious and life-altering after-effects of a COVID-19 infection.
If you’ve already caught the virus yourself…or just suspect you have… this is critical information. But the truth is it’s vital for every one of us since we’re ALL at risk for the disease and its long-term effects.
If you find yourself battling the mystifying symptoms that mark long COVID, help may finally be on the way.
New research reveals what could be the most powerful weapons yet against this frustrating and debilitating condition.
Long COVID symptoms can linger for months or years after the infection has cleared. In some cases, they may even be permanent.
But it turns out there may be a simple way to restore your quality of life and feel great again.
Winning the battle against COVID after effects
They ignored long COVID at first.
Some doctors outright dismissed the condition, refusing to acknowledge it even existed. Others prescribed antidepressants. This is, of course, not-so-subtle code for: “It’s all in your head.”
But they can’t dismiss long COVID any longer. Far too many people have reported it, and too many folks are struggling with it right now.
The drug industry has tested some of its existing drugs against it. But they’ve come up empty so far.
Now two new studies find a shot at success where the drug industry has failed. And that’s especially true when it comes to some of the most common – and draining – long COVID symptoms of all…
- life-sapping fatigue
- the haze of brain fog
- chronic shortness of breath
It turns out it’s all about reprogramming your own body. And research finds there are two ways to do it: occupational therapy and basic exercise.
The new studies show either one can work. And they’re both so easy that almost anyone can do them.
Option 1 for easing long COVID symptoms
If you’re battling the crippling fatigue of long COVID, it might feel like exercise is the last thing in the world you can handle. But trust me, it HELPS.
The first new study had volunteers with long COVID do just two online fitness sessions a week for six weeks. So, in other words, it was a moderate amount of exercise that most of us can handle even if we’re feeling fatigued or rundown.
And yet it still led to some pretty dramatic changes. An incredible 90 percent of the long COVID sufferers reported overall improvements, including…
- MORE energy
- BETTER breathing
- ENHANCED quality of life
But the benefits didn’t end there. At the end of the trial, the long COVID patients could walk 34 percent further in six minutes. Plus, they were better able to handle day-to-day activities such as hauling groceries and walking up the stairs.
Option 2 for easing long COVID symptoms
The second study looked at occupational therapy. The program focused on lifestyle changes that can potentially improve long COVID symptoms or at least make them easier to cope with them.
For example, getting the right amount of sleep – not too little, but not too much – to cope with fatigue. And handling brain fog by identifying the times when you typically feel sharper and more focused throughout the day. That way, you can plan brain-taxing tasks when you’re feeling more clearheaded.
After just three virtual occupational therapy sessions, the long COVID patients reported significant improvements in fatigue and quality of life. But just as importantly, they also felt as if they had learned enough to manage it all independently.
If you’re fighting long COVID symptoms yourself, it’s worth asking your doctor about these options. Or you can try starting exercising a couple of times a week on your own.
Just be sure to ease into it and don’t overdo things initially. My earlier report, “5 easy and effective exercises for out of shape beginners,” is a great place to start.
Again, there’s no surefire cure for long COVID yet. But the early word on these options shows they might be some of the most promising treatments yet for a condition that’s so far stumped most conventional medicine experts.
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