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Immunity & Physical Activity

In addition to its well-known benefits, such as managing weight, slowing down aging, improving cardio-respiratory functions and sleep quality, as well as reducing stress - the practice of physical activities and sports plays an important role in maintaining overall health.

 

INTENSITY: MODERATE!

A moderate intensity exercise session stimulates the immune system. By improving blood circulation, this activity allows cells and molecules of the immune system to be transported efficiently throughout the body. This immunoprotective effect may even last a few days after exercising.

However, the practice of strenuous activities seems to temporarily impair the immune system. Training for a marathon, for example, may activate the release of stress hormones (cortisol, endorphins, etc.) in the body. This repeated stress makes the defence system more vulnerable. Certainly, you should not give up this type of activity, but you should be careful: if you are tired, simply slow down the frequency and intensity of your workouts.

Aspria wellbeing experts agree that physical activity can strengthen your immune system. To avoid having a negative impact, the golden rule is simply moderation. The recommendation is to limit yourself to sixty minutes of moderate physical activity per day.

TAKING CARE OF YOUR HEALTH

Proactively taking care of your health on a daily basis improves your immunity - and vice versa. Aspria experts analyse factors that influence the resilience of our immune system.