Exercise boosts immunity against infectious disease

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Exercise boosts immunity against infectious disease

Research indicates that regular exercise may improve immunity against infectious diseases including COVID-19.

And some experts say a recent analysis published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine supports the idea of exercise as medicine.

The study showed that people who exercised regularly were less likely to be infected with the coronavirus, carried a 36% lower risk of COVID-19 hospitalization, and had a 43% lower mortality risk compared to people who were not active.

You can read more in Forbes which adds:

That regular exercise offers protection against Covid-19 is not surprising.

Exercise has been shown to boost the immune system and lower the chances of catching viral infections like the common cold.

Those who are infected tend to recover faster than their less active counterparts.

Exercise also helps improve outcomes for those with conditions considered risk factors for Covid-19 like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

There is also a wealth of research documenting the numerous health benefits of physical activity and that it helps people live longer.

Another recent study suggested performing as much as 300 minutes of vigorous exercise a week, or up to 600 minutes of moderate activity—four times what current guidelines suggest—significantly reduced premature mortality risks.

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