Over the last several decades, studies have confirmed the fact that exercise is good for our health, and especially our immunity.
In fact, being physically active:
Let’s take a more detailed look at the links between physical activity and immunity.
Scientific studies have shown that:
In short, current scientific data more than supports Hippocrates’ view: however old you are, taking regular exercise is one of the best ways of protecting your health.
Let’s take a simple and very popular example: jogging. According to a Danish study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology in February 2015, adults should aim to run for 2.5 hours a week at a light or moderate pace, spread over 2-3 sessions (2).
According to the study’s authors, this level of exercise could help increase life expectancy by six years for men, and by almost six years for women.
Of course, you shouldn’t ‘overdo it’ when it comes to physical activity. Two hormones released during exercise, adrenalin and cortisol, can end up damaging the body’s metabolism and causing a a change in the balance of cytokines as well as elevated levels of free radicals. (3)
What’s more, intensive exercise increases microlesions in muscles, bones and the intestines … The latter can cause bacteria and toxins present in the gut to be distributed throughout the body. Don’t overwork your body as it could end up backfiring, leading to an overall weakening of your immune defenses. (4-5)
Whether you’re an occasional exerciser, a regular sports enthusiast or an experienced athlete … Here are some useful tips for getting the most out of your physical activity:
There are many compounds available in nature that can help improve your sporting ability ...
... and at the same time directly stimulate your immunity:
We should also mention these other supplements widely-used in the sporting world:
To finish, let’s not forget these key supplements that will prove highly beneficial for sports enthusiasts – as well as everyone else!
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