Sunday, 29 April 2018

Does strenuous exercise really leave your fatigued body vulnerable to catching a cold?

If you have ever run a marathon, you know that the effort can cause elation, exhaustion, achy legs, blackened toenails and an overwhelming urge to eat.

But it is unlikely to have made you vulnerable to colds or other illnesses afterwards, according to a myth-busting new review of the latest science about immunity and endurance exercise.

The review concludes that, contrary to widespread belief, a long, tiring workout or race can amplify immune responses, not suppress them.

Statistically, the review says that the odds of becoming sick were about the same as for anyone else in a race.

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