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Boost Your Immune System with These Easy Exercises

2020-06-16 | By: Snap Fitness

Research has proven time and again that exercise improves the immune and metabolic systems. It helps expel toxins from your body, which can energize cells and metabolism.

Exercise does an outstanding job in defending against diseases like cardiovascular risks, lowers blood pressure, and helps control body weight. Not only that but it also helps in alleviating your mood!

Exercise and the Immune system

Exercise can contribute to general good health and therefore to a healthy immune system. It may contribute even more directly by promoting good circulation, which allows the cells and substances of the immune system to move through the body freely and do their job efficiently.

Simply put, exercise can help the immune system deal with pathogens. Regular exercise slows down changes that happen to the immune system with aging, thereby reducing the risk of infections.

The Right Diet

Eating a healthy diet can have a dramatic effect on your overall health. Along with exercise, make sure you get a balanced diet filled with all the nutrition your body needs.

Foods like citrus fruits (grapefruit, oranges, and lemons), red bell peppers, broccoli, spinach, garlic, ginger, almonds, yogurt, turmeric, green tea, papaya, kiwi, chicken, and fish are foods that will improve the immune system.

Best Exercises to Boost the Immune system

Now that you know the amazing impact exercise has on your health, let’s take a look at some exercises that you can incorporate both in your daily workouts or gym routine.

Here is a list of some exercises that will help you boost your immune system.

Walking

The key to boosting your immune system is the regularization of an activity. Walking is something anyone can undertake at anytime and anywhere. A 30-minute walk can help your immune system fight infection like colds. It can also boost your body's feel-good chemicals and help you sleep better.

Aerobics

Another way to keep your immune system healthy is by regular aerobic workout. During aerobic activity, you repeatedly move large muscles in your arms, legs, and hips. This maximizes the amount of oxygen in your blood. Your heart will beat faster, which increases blood flow to your muscles and back to your lungs. Your body will even release endorphins, natural painkillers that promote an increased sense of well-being.

Strength training

Strength training involves the performance of physical exercises that are designed to improve strength and endurance. It conditions the body to optimally self-regulate its blood pressure and heart rate, it speeds up your metabolism, improves your digestive system, and boosts the immune system as it pumps blood throughout the body relieving stress and releasing endorphins. 

For optimal results in strength training check out gyms in Dubai and near your place of residence.

But with the world facing the worst pandemic in ages, it can get overwhelming with no place to exercise. To boost your immune system against corona you need to stay indoors and exercise at home. Exercises like climbing stairs, yoga, resistance band exercises, a walk around the block or garden if restrictions are lifted, skipping, etc. can help you stay fit and build up your immune system.

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