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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