Archive for January 29th, 2011

What To Do Everyday To Keep Colds Away

Here’s some more good news about the benefits of regular exercise: it helps you fight colds.

A study published in the November 2010 British Medical Journal found that doing daily aerobic exercise, such as power walking, boosts your immune system and your ability to ward off respiratory illness.

In the study, researchers at Appalachian State University in North Carolina monitored the respiratory health of 1000 people, age 18-85, for three months during fall and winter. They found that subjects who did 30-minutes of aerobic exercise five times or more per week had elevated immune system activation for up the three hours afterward. Cold symptoms in this group were 45 percent less than those who didn’t work out. (Source: Ace Certified News January 2011)

One anecdotal word of caution. When it’s really cold, you may want to exercise indoors. In my experience, breathing rapidly and deeply in below freezing temperatures may make you more susceptible to colds and sore throats.

Nevertheless, I heartily agree that daily exercise and meditation is by far the best medicine. Just be smart about how you do it.

Enjoy your workouts!

Kevin Schoeninger

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