Exercise as a Tool for the Immune System

We all know exercise is good for your health, but you might be wondering can exercise can help fight of Covid-19 and other respiratory illness?

As it turns out, continued physical activity can actually help boost your immune system but making sure you don’t overdue it is just as important. People who already exercise should not exercise more just to increase their immunity. Heavy, long-term exercise (such as marathon running and intense gym training) could actually cause harm.

While the evidence is currently somewhat lacking because of the relatively new coronavirus, we can look at what exercise does to the immune system and why now is the time to get back to exercising.

Effects of exercise on the body:

  • Lower chance of death from pneumonia and influenza,
  • Improved responses to vaccines
  • Improvements in cardio-respiratory function
  • Moderate-intensity physical exercises stimulate cellular immunity

Boosting your immune system before coming in contact with any virus of bacteria is key. Now is the time to get back to fitness and boost your immunity!

Want to know more? Real the full study here.