As if we need another reason to exercise, a research conducted by Dr. Richard Simpson at the University of Houston “suggests that exercise strengthens immune cells, improving their response to bacteria and viral infections and making them better at recognizing and killing cancer cells.” According to Dr. Simpson’s research, people who exercise 20 to 30 minutes, three to four times per week have a stronger immune system. According to Dr. Simpson’s research, when we exercise our blood gets flooded with immune cells and when we stop exercising, those extra immune cells are available to fight off bacteria and viruses. We are in the thick of the winter season, a time of year when respiratory infections are more common, thus it would be a great idea to start exercising to ward off unwanted infection. Watch NBC News here where Dr. Simpson explains his research.
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