Exercise May Guard Against Colds

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    Dec 17, 2015 4:15 PM GMT
    NYT: Working out could help us fight off colds and other infections, a new study suggests, providing more incentive to exercise as the temperatures drop.

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/12/16/how-exercise-may-help-us-fight-off-colds/?ref=health
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    Dec 17, 2015 10:36 PM GMT
    Actually, too much exercise may also lower your resistance to colds and other infections.
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    Dec 18, 2015 3:19 AM GMT
    Lol, well I think not enough exercise is bad for you immune system, and too much is also bad. If you gradually working out and pushing yourself, your body is building tolerance, so it makes sense that the right amount of exercise will reduce the amount of sickness you get, though eating clean supersedes all else I would say.
  • metta

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    Dec 18, 2015 5:41 AM GMT
    I have read similar articles before. I have also read that spending a few minutes a few times a week in the steam room can reduce the chances of getting sick.
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    Dec 18, 2015 3:46 PM GMT
    Movement does increase the flow of the lymphatic system which is an important part of of the immune system. Stress does make it harder to deal with a whole host of issues and exercise is a great stress reducer so it makes sense.
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    Dec 18, 2015 9:02 PM GMT
    bon_pan saidActually, too much exercise may also lower your resistance to colds and other infections.


    Alas, true.