Daily exercise keeps sniffles away - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

Daily exercise keeps sniffles away

Posted by Rachel Leigh- email

(WFLX) - A new study says people who are physically fit have fewer colds. That's because, doctors say, aerobic activity gives the immune system a temporary boost.

In the study, researchers followed a group of about 1,000 adults of all ages for 12 weeks during the winter and fall of 2008.

During that time, people who logged at least 20 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise—such as jogging, biking, or swimming—on five or more days per week were sick with cold or flu symptoms for just five days, on average, compared with about 8.5 days among people who exercised one day per week or less.

Copyright 2010 WFLX. All Rights Reserved.

  • Health Bites

    Recieve information on nutrition, fitness & medical breakthroughs.

    * denotes required fields

    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
Powered by Frankly

1100 Banyan Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Raycom Media. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.