Does Exercise Boost Your Immune System?

Your immune system is complex and while exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle may help to keep it in tip-top condition.

Over-exercising may also leave you run down and prone to picking up infections.

Exercise Benefits For Your Immune System

Medical science tends to support the view that moderate exercise boosts the immune system.

There are a lot of theories from boosting white blood cells to flushing bacteria out of the lungs and airways. Or even slowing down the release of stress hormones.

In UK, the NHS recommends 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of intense exercise a week. That’s just 20 minutes of brisk walking or 10 minutes running a day.

Does Over-Exercising Harm Your Immune System?

Over-exercising makes you run the risk of injury and I suspect it damages your overall health.

That doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with training hard. Within a controlled regime, building training gradually to a level your body can cope with, is very different from over-training.

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