Exercise is one of the simplest things we can do to support our immune system, however its value is often overlooked. Exercise (or movement as some prefer to call it) can vary greatly between individuals, and that’s ok! Some love lifting heavy in the gym, while others
prefer a more casual approach. Either way, getting movement in everyday is the most important thing! If you’re short on time, or are just getting started, even a short walk in the fresh air can do wonders to support our overall body, which includes the immunes system. If you have children, using the equipment and/or simply following in your children's footsteps at the playground can provide an absolutely amazing workout!
As you get more comfortable and confident with your exercise or movement routine, focus on adding in more challenge and variability to your sessions. If you’re not sure how to do this, find a professional personal trainer or movement coach who can help you.
Did you know that exercise has been shown to decrease (and even reverse) the incidence of so-called ‘age-related changes’ such as an increased risk for infection, heat/cold intolerance, risk for fractures, decreased balance, or loss of strength? Exercise also increases longevity, meaning that we live longer, healthier, happier lives.
Exercise has also been shown to contribute to a lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease or type II diabetes. When it comes to immunity, moderate exercise is key. While a sedentary lifestyle is detrimental to health, over-exercising also poses certain risks.
So if you haven’t already got your movement in today, start right now!
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