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Exercise Regularly to Boost Your Immunity

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Some exercise physiologists believe regular moderate activity enhances the immune system thus reducing your susceptibility to infection.

On the other hand, they believe intense exercise suppresses the immune system response.

Studies of marathon runners show a significant increase in respiratory infections at the height of their training, indicating that their immune systems are not functioning at full capacity.

Doctor with clipboard Although the controversy about the detrimental effects of heavy exercise is ongoing, there is solid evidence that regular, moderate exercise does boost your immunity.

When you exercise, you raise your core body temperature, which works to "pasteurize" your blood by killing off any germs that may be there. Some researchers theorize this also may kill off random cancer cells, which would explain why regular exercisers are less likely to develop cancer.

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