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Hot tip: Fitness boosts your immune system.


Over the years, I have found that the more consistently active I am, the less I get sick. Now I'm not talking about going crazy with hardcore workouts that raise cortisol levels and wear you out. I mean workouts that are sustainable and leave me feeling empowered and energized (such as pilates).


With the panic surrounding the corona virus and flu lately, I have done a lot of research and what I found was really interesting. Moderate exercise= a boost in your immune system.


Why is that you ask?

* exercise leads to anti-inflammation in your body

* regular exercise causes your body to send immune cells directly to cluster around harmful "germs" when sedentary bodies immune cells are scattered and not focused

* Physical activity can help flush bacteria out of your body through your lungs and airways

* the rise in body temperature right after a workout may prevent new bacteria from growing and may also help fight off infection


Take that corona virus.


Here are a couple of fascinating articles that explains more on immunity and being active.... (Some of these are pretty scientific and wordy so be prepared to nerd out haha!)


https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/04/well/move/exercise-immunity-infection-coronavirus.html


https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/007165.htm


https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2095254618301005

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