Exercise improves immune system function, but not all types of exercise according to the NY Times
Now that so many of us have more time due to the Covid19 pandemic, many of us are beginning to exercise more. Some of us have read about how exercise improves immune system function
If you have been listening to the media lately, they make it sound like we are all going to have problems with this or any virus, but the truth is, we have no data on how many of us have immunity to this new virus through exposure while having either a short episode of infection or perhaps, none at all.
According to a recent article in the health section of the NY Times, being fit boosts our immune systems. Exercise that is overly strenuous might actually have a negative effect on your immunity.
Since many of us have been social distancing, you reduce the risk of infection from someone at a gym or during a race.
To find out their recommendations, check out the article below
How Exercise May Affect Your Immunity
Does exercise help or hinder our bodies’ ability to fight off infections? It depends.
By Gretchen Reynolds March 4, 2020
Does exercise help or hinder our bodies’ ability to fight off infections?
In the context of the novel coronavirus outbreak, that question has gained urgency and also, thanks to recent research, emergent answers. The latest science suggests that being fit boosts our immune systems, and that even a single workout can amplify and improve our ability to fight off germs.
But some studies also indicate that the types and amount of exercise may influence how exercise affects our immune responses. More is not necessarily better. And the location of the exercise could matter, too; cue recent findings about the germiness of gyms.