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Exercise for Your Immune System

It’s no coincidence that I didn’t get sick during my entire 18 weeks of marathon training. When your body is in good shape, it’s better equipped to fight off nasty germs. Studies have shown that regular exercise helps boost the immune system. The trick, like with anything health-related is balance. Too much exercise can actually compromise your immune system, though, so make sure you’re not overdoing it! Just 20-30 minutes of fast walking 5 days a week is enough to give your immune system a boost.

Not only does exercise help your immune system, but it helps relieve stress. Stress makes you more susceptible to cold and flu, so exercise is really a double whammy!

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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2:37AM PST on Jan 29, 2014

Thank you :)

1:59PM PST on Jan 15, 2014

Please please places let us have articles on one page only.
How can we concentrate in what we read when we have a few words on each page , it drives me crazy......

5:00PM PST on Dec 5, 2011

sounds about right. But I thought adults were safe with up to no more than 4000 iu of vitamin D before toxicity?

11:33AM PST on Nov 30, 2011

thanks for this information

4:26PM PST on Nov 29, 2011

Thanks for info.

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11:50AM PST on Nov 29, 2011

good reminders! thanks

1:54PM PST on Nov 28, 2011


9:48PM PST on Nov 22, 2011

Great advice! Thank you. Good health everyone!

7:34PM PST on Nov 22, 2011

Thanks for the information,

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