Do you seem to be catching every cold that’s going around? Like no matter how much sleep you get you always feel fatigued? It can be tough when you feel like you’re constantly sick. One thing you can do to help support your immune system is to exercise. Let’s learn from a Castlemaine naturopath near me how getting your body to move helps to support your immune system.

How Much Exercise?

Curious about how much exercise helps? Exercise is good for you. It helps with your immune, digestive, and psychological health. The most important part is balance. You can do too much exercise.

Going from nothing to training for a marathon is too much for most people. It is also more than you might need to do. Most people benefit from following a moderate exercise program, which you can meet by:.

  • Going for a 20-minute bike ride a few times a week.
  • Taking daily walks of 20-30 minutes. You can break these down into multiple 10 minute walks if this helps you fit the walking into your day.
  • Going to the gym several times a week.

How Exercising Helps

Exercising helps support your health in several ways. The specific support it provides for your immune system includes:

  • Stimulating movement in your body, this can help to clear mucous and congestion.
  • Supporting the function of your white blood cells, including the stimulation of lymphocytes.
  • Supporting your HPA axis, and thus helping to manage your stress response. An active stress response lowers the activity of your immune system, changing this helps improve the function of your immune system.

Planning Exercise

Everyone benefits from incorporating exercise into their life. It supports your immune health and your body’s ability to cope with stress.

The best bit about it is that you can fit exercise into your personal schedule. Don’t do what everyone else does and hope it will work for you too.

Do what works for you and start small. Make it manageable to fit exercise into your life. Try 3 10-minute walks a day and see the change in your own life.

Hope this post from a Castlemaine naturopath near me has given you insights on how exercise helps with our immunity. Do you want to read more healthcare articles? Please check here.

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