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Enhanced Immune Health With Moderate Exercise Sessions Of Less Than 60 Minutes

STUDY SHOWS during moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic exercise bouts of less than 60 min duration, the antipathogen activity of tissue macrophages occurs in parallel with an enhanced recirculation of immunoglobulins, anti-inflammatory cytokines, neutrophils, NK cells, cytotoxic T cells, and immature B cells, all of which play critical roles in immune defense activity and metabolic health. Acute exercise bouts preferentially mobilize NK cells and CD8+ T lymphocytes that exhibit high cytotoxicity and tissue migrating potential. Stress hormones, which can suppress immune cell function, and proinflammatory cytokines, indicative of intense metabolic activity, do not reach high levels during short duration, moderate exercise bouts. Over time, these transient, exercise-induced increases in selective lymphocyte subsets enhance immunosurveillance and lower inflammation, and may be of particular clinical value for obese and diseased individuals.(1)

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Get off the couch and exercise! Now more than ever, it’s important we keep our immune response at peak performance. Moderate intensity, medium duration exercise sessions (under 60 minutes) are proven to boost immune health.

However, intense longer duration exercise can actually reduce your immune response and ability to fend of illness so keep yourself in the sweet spot.

Most of us are finding we have more time on our hands than usual right now. Take a walk or run, jump rope, plank, circuit train using the home workout I posted last week... whatever it is that you most enjoy, DO IT NOW!Β πŸ’ͺ

Plus it will help curb your bouts of emotional eating. 🍰🧁🍩

Reference: (1) Science Direct. Journal of Sport and Health Science. The compelling link between physical activity and the body's defense system.

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