With the looming shadow of COVID-19 hovering over our country it’s sending us into a crazed tailspin as we all worry about who will be effected, how fast it might spread, and what we can do about it.
So, from our standpoint we have to ask the question: does exercise help or hinder our bodies’ ability to fight off infections? Many of us who exercise have heard from well-meaning friends, spouses or parents that strenuous exercise will reduce our immune systems, opening us to germs and illness. That idea started from some studies in the late 1980s. But those studies subsequently turned out to have relied too heavily on self-diagnoses from runners about their sniffles.
The latest science suggests that being fit boosts our immune systems, and that even a single workout can amplify and improve our ability to fight off germs.
Here are the 4 major finds that show that exercise improves our immune system:
Studies have shown that people who follow an active lifestyle, benefit most from starting (and sticking to) a workout routine.
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Reference: Medline Plus