If you've had COVID, avoid falling ...

… and check with your doctor to see if you need to up your calcium intake and do more bone building exercise.

A number of animal and human studies have found that COVID-19 can cause bone loss during the acute illness and post-recovery period of the disease.

A January study from the Indiana University School of Medicine found that the SARS-CoV-2 virus can cause “quick and significant bone loss – even when infections appear to be mild”.

Researchers in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery discovered that mouse models infected with the coronavirus lost about 25 per cent of their bone mass within two weeks of becoming infected.