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Thérèse Henkin looks at re­cent find­ings on ex­er­cise, bac­te­ria, weight, and brain in­juries.

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Do­ing CrossFit-style work­outs more than two days in a row might not be good for the im­mune sys­tem. Af­ter ex­am­in­ing a group of CrossFit par­tic­i­pants who did work­outs such as ket­tle bells, tyre flip­ping and ring pull-ups, re­searchers con­cluded that lack of rest sup­presses nor­mal im­mune func­tion, po­ten­tially caus­ing fa­tigue, phys­i­o­log­i­cal stress and ill­ness. They say that CrossFit par­tic­i­pants should re­duce their ac­tiv­ity level af­ter two con­sec­u­tive days of high-in­ten­sity training in or­der to pre­vent pos­si­ble im­muno­sup­pres­sion.

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