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Moderate cardio workout can boost immunity system

Does Exercise Help or Hurt Your Immune System?

When people think about exercising in order to help themselves be healthier, they’re usually thinking about it in the context of weight loss and improved cardio health. As good as that may be, there’s another component of exercise that you should think about: your immune system.

Exercise can actually directly improve your immune system in a few ways, meaning that while you lose weight you’re also helping prevent yourself from getting sick. The first thing that exercise does to help prevent disease is raise your body’s temperature.

If you’ve exercised in the past, you’ve surely noticed that you get hot during a workout, as your blood is rushing faster and harder through your body. In some cases, this can be similar to a light fever, killing off certain diseases that are trying to get a foothold in your body.

Getting warm and sweaty is a quick way to burn some calories and to kill off some nasty bacteria. In a similar sense, getting your blood pumping adds another benefit. Your blood contains white blood cells, which are the cells responsible for fighting bacteria and diseases when they find them.

When you work out and really get your blood flowing faster, you have a better chance of your white blood cells picking up on a disease somewhere in your body, meaning that it’ll be caught sooner rather than later.

By catching it earlier, your body can more effectively attack the infection. The heavy breathing associated with cardio can help rid your respiratory system of unwanted bacteria.

While you’re calmly breathing as you do normally, any bacteria that have found their way in there can sort of settle in. However, by getting your lungs working hard doing cardio, they have a lower chance of being able to establish themselves and give you a cough.

While exercise is beneficial to your immune system, this doesn’t mean that you suddenly have to become a gym rat just to stay healthy. You can reap the benefits of exercise on your immune system by simply going on a brisk walk or jog every day or so.

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You don’t have to go running a marathon, just a quick 15-20 minute fast walk is sufficient. In some cases, people can overwork themselves to the point that they actually end up compromising their immune systems more than they help them, so just take it lightly.


Another Benefits of Running and Walking Outdoor - Vitamin D

The Role Sunlight Plays in Helping Your Immune System Thrive

When you were younger, you probably got told by your parents to go spend some time in the sun, because it’s good for you. We know now that they were very much correct - sunlight has a wide variety of benefits to us, and if you don’t get enough, you’re actually putting yourself at higher risk of getting sick and being generally unhappy compared to those who go outside more often.

One of the important parts of getting some sun is that sunlight is what drives your body to produce vitamin D, something incredibly important for having healthy bones and a healthy immune system.

Having healthy bones means that you’ll have better bone marrow, which is a crucial component of your immune system since it drives the creation of various blood cells. With weaker bones, you’re more prone to diseases like osteoporosis, which leaves your bones almost porous and brittle, making it much easier for them to be fractured.

You’ll also be more prone to getting certain types of cancer, something that nobody would ever want to