DOES EX­ER­CISE WEAKEN YOUR IMMUNE SYS­TEM?

Essentials (South Africa) - - HEALTH | REPORT -

‘ Like many things, if done in ex­cess, in­ten­sive and prolonged ex­er­cise can re­sult in weak­ened immune func­tion, ac­cord­ing to some stud­ies,’ says Seana Forbes, a nu­tri­tion and train­ing spe­cial­ist. ‘ But mod­er­ate, reg­u­lar ex­er­cise will not com­pro­mise your immune sys­tem.’ In fact, stud­ies show it may help to pro­tect immune func­tion, and pos­si­bly lessen your chances of get­ting a cold.

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