YOUR PROTECTION AGAINST COVID-19 IS EXERCISE BECAUSE IT CAN HELP BOOST IMMUNITY, ACCORDING TO DR. CLAIRE STEVES - a senior clinical lecturer at King's College London and a geriatrician at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS foundation trust. covid.joinzoe.com/us-post/covid-exercise-immunity
While the best way to protect yourself against CORONAVIRUS INFECTION is to follow government guidelines - including regularly washing your hands and avoiding physical contact with others - JUDICIOUS EXERCISE MAY WELL ALSO HELP TO KEEP YOU HEALTHY DURING THIS TIME.
Research has demonstrated that virtually all individuals even frail and very old adults, mobility and functioning can be improved through physical activity. REGULAR EXERCISE CAN REDUCE AROUND TWO DOZEN PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS AND SLOW DOWN HOW QUICKLY THE BODY AGES.
Dr. Claire highlights that physical activity can positively impact your immune system in a relatively short space of time, so if you don’t already have a keep-fit regimen, it’s worth starting one now.
Regular exercise has been shown to improve your ability to regulate your immune system, which may be essential for avoiding the severe symptoms of COVID-19 caused by immune system over-reactions.
Millions of Americans suffer from chronic illnesses that can be prevented or improved through regular physical activity. Therefore, physical fitness should be a priority for Americans of all ages, weight, and fitness levels.
Multiple studies have now linked moderate exercise with decreased rates of influenza, pneumonia, and other infections, as well as chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
The latest research suggests that a single workout can have beneficial effects on your immunity, and regular sessions add up quickly to boost your immune system.
Staying active supports your immune system in a variety of ways, including reducing inflammation, increasing the presence of innate immune cells, and positively effecting your gut microbiome, ALL OF WHICH SUPPORT YOUR BODY’S DEFENSE MECHANISMS.
THE RESEARCH IS CRYSTAL CLEAR: BEING PHYSICALLY ACTIVE IS MEDICINE. EXERCISE WILL CONTRIBUTE TO A STRONG AND HEALTHY IMMUNE RESPONSE. VACCINES ARE NOT THE ANSWER. IF YOU HONOR YOUR BODY YOU WILL NOT NEED ANY EXTERNAL SUPPORT SYSTEMS.
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So how do you begin your exercise routine? Since everybody’s so different there is no one answer. If you are exercising now and it is enjoyable and gets you motivated, then use that training to get you ready for the event and use our training as a supplement to your current training.
If you are not exercising you can use our training to begin. Do not worry about failing because we learn where our weaknesses are by doing things that we are not accustom to doing.