Monday, November 15, 2010

Want To Keep The Common Cold At Bay? Try Aerobic Exercise

People who exercise regularly seem to contract fewer and milder colds.

According to a new study, it was reported that people who exercised at least five days a week had 41% fewer and milder cold symptoms than sedentary folks.

It could be, according to lead researcher David C. Nieman, that "exercise activates the immune system at a higher rate than normal and causes immune cells to attack viruses."

1 comment:

Litzi said...

This has proven to be true with me. I always had at least two colds every winter; since I started walking 4-5 miles daily, I’ve had NO colds, sore throats, or any serious malady….other than acute arthritis!