How Athletes Maintain Physical Fitness During a Pandemic

How Athletes Maintain Physical Fitness During a Pandemic

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Train outside, when possible

While it can be challenging with lockdown restrictions or not having an outdoor space at home, its important to try and get outside in the middle of the day when the sun is optimal. The reason is to ensure you’re getting enough vitamin D. Between 10am-2pm, the sun is at its peak to convert rays into vitamin D. Studies have shown that vitamin D affects sports performance inflammation, recovery and plays a huge role in supporting immunity, especially for respiratory viruses.

Studies have shown that adequate levels of vitamin d are important for mood, which is also important to be aware of as we’re inside all day.

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