Is it safe to exercise after getting the Covid-19 vaccine?

We asked the experts.

2021-07-28 02:20:00 PM

We asked the experts.

We asked the experts.

Lifestyle writer28 July 2021 - 10:16Maintaining physical wellbeing is of paramount importance, both for stress relief and if you were to become ill from Covid-19, says Dr Susan Louw. Stock photo.Image:123RF/antoniodiazRegistrations for the Covid-19 vaccine have opened for those 35 and up, and those in the 18+ age group are next in line.

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With the chance to get the jab becoming a reality for an ever-wider group of people, you might have some questions about whether doing so means you can continue with your daily activities – and if thiswill have any bearing on your exercise regime.We asked a trio of experts if it safe to exercise after getting the Covid-19 vaccine. Here's what they had to say:

DR ANASTACIA TOMSONMedical doctor, author and activistYes, it is safe to do so. It's probably best to bank on a day or two of rest after the vaccine, in case of side effects – but if you are not experiencing side effects, or if they have resolved, it’s safe to exercise. headtopics.com

DR SUSAN LOUWHaematopathologist at the National Health Laboratory ServiceFor sure. I would just say listen to your body but there is no contra-indication to exercising after the vaccine. Read more: Times LIVE »

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