Exercise could reduce risk for cold virus - WKRN News 2

Exercise could reduce risk for cold virus

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A new study released by the British Journal of Sports Medicine shows that consistent exercise can help boost your immune system.

Researchers recommend exerting yourself in some form of physical exercise five times a week.  The amount of exercise you do is based on the capability of each person.

The main goal is to increase your heart rate for 30 minutes. By doing this, your core body temperature is increased, which naturally purifies your body, according to the study.

The study found that people who exercise five or more times a week get fewer and less severe colds than those who work out one or fewer times a week.

Previous studies have suggested a link between exercise and a boosted immune system.

A 2002 study in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise found moderate physical activity reduced the risk for an upper respiratory tract infection by 23%.

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