Regular Exercise May help to Fight Flu

Regular Exercise May help to Fight Flu


Regular exercise may help reduce the problem of the flu by boosting the immune system's response to the virus.

Studies have suggested that people who exercise moderately suffer fewer and less severe colds and flu infections than couch potatoes do, while exhausting workouts may increase a person's vulnerability to
these infections.

In theory, the benefits of moderate exercise may stem from its effects on immune defenses. Research has found that exercise boosts activity in various parts of the immune system that help limit a viral attack or help clear an invading virus from the body more quickly.

For now, the results offer one more strong reason to get regular moderate exercise.