Did you know the average adult gets two to five colds a year? That’s a lot of sneezes, coughs and sniffles. As you load up on over the counter medications or herbs, you may want to exercise another option—exercise.
The American College of Sports Medicine reports that people who exercise regularly have fewer colds than their inactive peers. Several other studies support this belief.
In these studies, those who walked thirty-five to forty-five minutes, five days a week, for at least three months, cut the amount of days they experienced cold symptoms in half—compared to a sedentary group.
The common cold can be a nuisance or lead to bigger things like lost wages and sick days. But an exercise program could help keep your cold out in the cold.
Here are some of my other blogs on the topic:
- Vitamin D does not prevent colds
- Being a parent helps protect against the common cold
- Research suggests zinc may shorten common colds for adults
- Only SOME zinc supplements have the dose proven to shorten colds
- High-dose zinc lozenges reduces duration of cold symptoms (not low dose)
- Zinc for the common cold—not if, but when
- Cold and Flu Old Wives’ Tales Debunked
- Probiotics may be an effective remedy for colds
- If you’re going to take echinacea for the common cold …
- What Natural Medications are Possibly Effective for the Common Cold?
BTW, you can listen to the podcast of this news story here.
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