Immunity benefits of yoga and physical exercises in the era of COVID-19 Pandemic

Keywords: Coronavirus, Vaccine, Physical exercises, COVID-19, Yoga

Abstract

Purpose. The novel coronavirus is the recently emerged disease of the respiratory system for which various national and international research agencies are putting joint efforts towards finding a permanent cure. Recently, the vaccine against coronavirus has been designed by various pharmaceutical agencies that are currently undergoing clinical trials. Since vaccines prevent infection by strengthening the defense system of the body, we proposed that yoga and physical exercises could act as an integrative approach to synergize the immunogenic response of the coronavirus vaccine. Yoga and physical exercises are already known to boost immunity against several other infections.

Materials and Methods. In the present review article, we aimed towards exploring the role of yoga and physical exercise as an immunity booster against coronavirus infection. Being India is a low-income country, yoga and physical exercises could be an excellent cost-effective strategy that could be administrated along with vaccine trials to enhance immunity against virus infection.

Results. In the present review, we analyze the studies conducted to date focusing on finding the role of yoga and physical exercises to prevent coronavirus infection. We also described the potential exercises, which are already known to enhance the immunity of the body by particularly targeting respiratory disease.

Conclusion. The present review article will help in providing the health agencies potential targets, which could further be explored to established a standard exercise module to enhance the vaccine-mediated immunity against coronavirus infection.

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Author Biographies

Karuppasamy Govindasamy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Tamilnadu, India

gowthamadnivog@gmail.com

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3019-5545

Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, College of Science and Humanities,

SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur-603203, Tamilnadu, India

 

Chandrababu Suresh, College of Science and Humanities, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Tamilnadu, India

sureshc@srmist.edu.in

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2385-1831

Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, College of Science and Humanities,

SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur-603203., Tamilnadu, India

Mithin Anand, Govt. College of Physical Education, East Hill, Calicut, Kerala, India

mithin.anand@gmail.com

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8126-4299

Govt. College of Physical Education, East Hill, Calicut, Kerala, India

Saran KS, C.K.G.Memorial Govt. College, Perambra, Calicut, Kerala, India

sarank32@gmail.com

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0145-4405

Department of Physical Education, C.K.G.Memorial Govt. College, Perambra, Calicut, Kerala, India

 

Mou Pramanik, College of Science and Humanities, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Tamilnadu, India

mouparamanik1991@gmail.com

Department of Yoga, College of Science and Humanities,

SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Tamilnadu, India

Dilpreet Kaur, Chandigarh University, Gharuan, Mohali, Punjab, India

dilpreet.kaur2818@gmail.com

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0517-1688

Department of Physical Education, Chandigarh University, Gharuan, 140413, Mohali, Punjab, India

Imen Achouri , Higher Institute of Sport and Physical Education, University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia

imenachouri2021@gmail.com

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1051-6978

Department of Physical Education & Sports Science,

Higher Institute of Sport and Physical Education, University of Sfax, Sfax, 3000, Tunisia

Hiba Boughanmi, Higher Institute of Sport and Physical Education, University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia

hiba.boughanmi1@yahoo.com

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6512-478X

Department of Physical Education & Sports Science, Higher Institute of Sport and Physical Education,

University of Sfax, Sfax, 3000, Tunisia

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Published
2022-07-22
How to Cite
Govindasamy, K., Suresh, C., Anand, M., KS, S., Pramanik, M., Kaur, D., Achouri , I., & Boughanmi, H. (2022). Immunity benefits of yoga and physical exercises in the era of COVID-19 Pandemic. Health, Sport, Rehabilitation, 8(3), 99-110. https://doi.org/10.34142/HSR.2022.08.03.08

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