Poster or Presentation Title

The Effect of COVID-19 on Exercise Performance

Location

Schewel 215

Access Type

Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

April 2022

Department

Exercise Physiology

Abstract

The coronavirus disease directly attacks the respiratory system which can cause damage and inflammation in the lungs, thus leading to a decreased capacity for transporting oxygen from the lungs into the bloodstream. Following a positive COVID-19 test, it is common for people to experience exaggerated cardiovascular responses to physical stress for multiple weeks, even after one is thought to have recovered. The most debilitating symptoms of COVID-19 are fatigue and shortness of breath which in some cases can last for months after infection. This study will explore how a previous COVID-19 diagnosis affects exercise performance and exertion levels in physically active adults. I expect to see that subjects with a history of COVID-19 will have a lessened exercising ability and higher exertion levels compared to those with no history of COVID-19.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Jill Lucas, Dr. Jeffrey Herrick, Dr. Christine Terry

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Apr 6th, 1:45 PM

The Effect of COVID-19 on Exercise Performance

Schewel 215

The coronavirus disease directly attacks the respiratory system which can cause damage and inflammation in the lungs, thus leading to a decreased capacity for transporting oxygen from the lungs into the bloodstream. Following a positive COVID-19 test, it is common for people to experience exaggerated cardiovascular responses to physical stress for multiple weeks, even after one is thought to have recovered. The most debilitating symptoms of COVID-19 are fatigue and shortness of breath which in some cases can last for months after infection. This study will explore how a previous COVID-19 diagnosis affects exercise performance and exertion levels in physically active adults. I expect to see that subjects with a history of COVID-19 will have a lessened exercising ability and higher exertion levels compared to those with no history of COVID-19.