Exercise for a Stronger Immune System

Bottom Line: Get that daily dose of exercise to boost your immunity. By carving out time to be active, you can feel better, more energized, and strengthen your immune system. Make it a point to take a brisk walk during your lunch break. If you can, use a standing desk at work. Skip the email and deliver a message to a colleague in person. Take the stairs. An active routine will allow you to stay healthier and feel more energized overall.

Why it Matters: Exercise and taking steps to maintain an active lifestyle in general can help to naturally increase your immunity in a variety of ways. So just what are the added benefits of breaking a sweat? Read on…

Next Steps: A recent health survey found that an incredible 60% of participants reported fewer colds since they began their exercise routine. Follow their lead and skip the stress of being sick this year by being proactive. By simply taking a walk each day, you can start strengthening your immune system and decreasing your likelihood of having to call in sick. And, if you’re looking for more great tips, join us for our free upcoming workshop: Boost Your Immune System in 21 Days (details on our Facebook Page).

Science Source:
Medline Plus. Exercise and Immunity. 2017
American College of Sports Medicine: “Exercise and the Common Cold.” 2017
Harvard Health Publishing. Exercising to Relax. February 2011

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