Squeeze in some ex­er­cise

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Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Better Health -

Stay­ing ac­tive can re­duce your odds of catch­ing a cold by nearly half. Ex­er­cise strength­ens re­sis­tance by caus­ing im­mune cells to cir­cu­late at a higher rate. It’s also a pow­er­ful stress re­ducer, and less stress equals less in­flam­ma­tion, which means you can kick colds eas­ier if they do strike. Just 20 min­utes of mod­er­ate in­ten­sity ex­er­cise de­liv­ers anti-in­flam­ma­tory ben­e­fits that help. Take a brisk walk, fit in a yoga class, pop in an ex­er­cise DVD or Youtube a no-equip­ment­needed work­outs.

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