Friday, December 24, 2010

Exercise More....Get Sick Less

As the weather begins to change and the sneezes and sniffles begin to spread around your school, work, or community you will want to know how to prevent yourself from getting this year’s common cold.  The British Journal of Sports Medicine recently conducted as study of 1000 people and found that those who stayed active and exercised regularly caught cold viruses half the time and those who did get sick had less severe infections.

Exercise in general helps the immune system work more efficiently, decreasing the chance and/or severity of sickness.  The study showed that being married, older, male, and eating recommended servings of fruit all reduced the frequency of colds.  “People who were physically active on five or more days of the week were unwell with a cold for about five days of the three-month period, compared to nine days for those who did little or no exercise.”1 

This is another study that shows us that there is a real serious need to exercise regularly.  Be sure to contact our certified personal trainers at Hayashida and Associates to begin a safe and efficient program.


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