Exercise and Colds

The average American adult suffers from two to four colds a year, which add up to approximately 1 billion colds per year in the United States.  The latest study showed that exercise cuts the risk of having a cold by 50 percent, and cuts the severity of symptoms by 31 percent among those who did catch a cold. The researchers noted that each round of exercise may lead to a boost in circulating immune system cells that could help ward off a cold virus.[1]

Exercise regularly to ward off colds.  Increase frequency and length of exercise during the flu season.

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