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How Exercise Affects Immunity

Lahita, R. (2022, March 18). How Exercise Affects Immunity. Newsmax Health. https://www.newsmax.com/health/drrobertlahita/immunity-exercise-t-cells-heart-rate/2022/03/18/id/1061900/?ns_mail_uid=903278&ns_mail_job=90652_03222022&s=al&dkt_nbr=010402nu3a8b

I ran the New York marathon in 1984. I trained tirelessly in the months and weeks leading up to it. Sure, I was elated about the challenge, but I was exhausted. My muscles ached around the clock. At the time, I wondered if my elevated exercise regimen had any beneficial effect on my immune system. I seemed to be experiencing the opposite. Recent research has shown that prolonged periods of intensive exercise like I was doing while training are not necessarily good for you and can depress immunity. Here's why this occurs and how you can use exercise to strengthen your body instead of tearing it down.

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