Exercise Is Essential for a Strong Immune System—These Health Experts Explain How Movement Can Boost Immunity
It's well-known that exercise is good for overall physical and mental health, and that most of us should be getting more of it. But if you lean more toward couch potato than marathoner, you might need a little extra motivation to lace up your sneakers. After all, many gyms are still shut down—or we don't feel comfortable going to gyms that have reopened, even with social distancing protocols in place. And in many parts of the country, frigid temps and snowy roads make going out for a jog less than appealing. But what if exercise had an additional, lesser-known benefit to inspire you to move, the power to help add extra resilience in your immune system?
There's been no time in recent history when we've been more concerned with our immunity and fending off disease than during COVID-19. And as it turns out, getting moving might play a significant role in helping to support the immune system and fend off illness. We tapped a duo of experts to get the lowdown on how exercise affects our immune systems (and why getting in your daily sweat session might even help your body respond better to the COVID-19 vaccination).