Does exercise boost my immunity?

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The question of whether exercise will boost immunity is an interesting one. For the most part physical activity will ultimately boost your immune system.

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The question of whether exercise will boost immunity is an interesting one. For the most part physical activity will ultimately boost your immune system.

There are several studies linking a weakened or suppressed immune system in participants who engaged in intense work outs.

Moderate exercise seems to be the key when it comes to evidence from scientific study. By moderate exercise we mean brisk walking, jogging, light hiking, swimming and bike riding. This kind of exercise has been shown to reduce inflammation and is believed to help immune cell regeneration.

The other factors to consider in the power of exercise to boost immunity are the results one gets from consistent physical exercise. Maintaining a healthy body weight, increased oxygen flow, better sleep and lowering stress are some of the benefits of exercise that also strengthen immunity.

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