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Diseases reference index «Exercise - colds and flu»


Can exercise help you avoid colds and flus?


Yes. At least one study suggests that regular exercise can cut in half the number of days a person suffers from colds and the flu. Exercise helps the disease-fighting white blood cells in the body to move from the organs into the bloodstream.

Overall, you can improve your immune system by eating a proper diet, getting sufficient rest, reducing stress, and exercising regularly. This will decrease your chances of getting a cold or the flu.

Alternative Names

Flu and exercise; Colds and exercise

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