Don’t Fall for a Common Cold



“A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.”

— Tom Stoppard



We all try our best to avoid catching the common cold but could having a regular workout routine keep us healthy?  We found the article below from addressing this question.

Exercise and the Common Cold

If you’re looking for a safe way to prevent colds, regular exercise may be the ticket. And you don’t have to run a marathon, either. Moderate activity is all you need.

Exercise improves your overall fitness, which can help boost your immune system -the body’s defense against infections.

Some studies show that “moderate intensity” exercise may cut down the number of colds you get. That type of activity includes things like a 20- to 30-minute walk every day, going to the gym every other day, or biking with your kids a few times a week.

In one study in the American Journal of Medicine, women who walked for a half-hour every day for 1 year had half the number of colds as those who didn’t exercise. Researchers found that regular walking may lead to a higher number of white blood cells, which fight infections.

In another study, researchers found that in 65-year-olds who did regular exercise, the number of T-cells — a specific type of white blood cell — was as high as those of people in their 30s.

Should You Exercise When You Have a Cold?

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I live a fast-paced life with 3 grade school children and the love of my life. I enjoy new challenges and am currently attending college at MN West Community and Technical College in the fall to pursue a Business degree. I also enjoy walking, biking and playing basketball. I love going on adventures with my kiddos. Their interests include reading, Barbie, frogs and all things jumpy and slimy! I also find time to volunteer in my community and recently got to help coordinate a local fair and parade! It was so much fun!

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