But how can exercise boost immunity?
Physical activity is an important pillar of healthy lifestyle which in turn provides a boost to your immunity. A moderate level of exercise has shown to improve the immunological response of the body by improving circulation and mobilising immune cells if done to recommended level.
“For all of us, young and old, regular physical activity remains an important strategy for staying healthy,” says Liz Joy, M.D., M.P.H., FACSM, the former president of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). “Compared to being sedentary, moderate-intensity physical activity is associated with better immune function. Regular physical activity is also associated with lower levels of anxiety and perceived stress, which many of us are feeling. Fit in two, five, 10 or 20 minutes of activity, however and wherever you can. Every active minute counts!”