There is growing research on the benefits of regular exercise for improving immune function, decreasing the chances of experiencing severe Covid symptoms and decreasing your chance of infection.

One of the latest studies from Glasgow Caledonian University found that regular exercisers are 50% more likely to have a higher antibody count after receiving a vaccine than someone who is not active.

In this study, researchers looked specifically at aerobic exercise — such as walking, running or cycling — or combined aerobic and resistance activity delivered for an average of 30 minutes three to five times a week at moderate-to-vigorous intensity for 12 weeks.

The study found that these activity levels are associated with a 31% lower risk of infectious disease and a 37% lower risk of dying from infectious disease.

The take-home message is that regular exercise:

Improves immune function

Increases resistance to covid infection

Improves antibody levels when vaccinated

So it is NOT the time to stop exercising!

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