Exercise to Fight the Flu

Exercise can improve and maintain overall health, act as a  therapy for stress relief, and act as a method to sculpt your body. It can also improve immune function and to fight off the common cold and flu typically caught during this time of the year. Here’s what you need to know about exercise and the immune system:

  • Flushes out bacteria from the lungs decreasing the chances for you to catch the cold, flu, or other airborne illnesses
  • Helps to excrete free radicals and carcinogens through increasing the output of waste through urine, sweat, and potentially helping bowel movements
  • Circulates the bodies defense cells (antibodies and white blood cells) at a faster rate throughout the body
  • Help increase the rate of hormones to signal cells of foreign pathogens and viruses
  • Decreases stress and stress related hormones that may increase the chances of getting sick
  • The rise in body temperature prevents bacterial growth and allows the body to fight infections efficiently

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