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Keep active, keep well

Posted 3 November 2010 12:19 by martin

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A recent study published by the British Journal of Sports Medicine shows that activity levels play an important role in staying sniffle-free.

The study of 1,000 people found that those who engaged in higher levels of physical activity were less likely to get ill. Those individuals getting 20 minutes of exercise 5 times a week showed a 40% reduction in infections such as the common cold, compared to people that only exercised once a week or not at all.

So, with Winter approaching and colds and coughs spreading like wildfire, you'd be wise to reduce your chances of getting ill by keeping activity levels high. A brisk walk of 20 or 30 minutes to and/or from work each day greatly reduces your chances of catching a cold, and helps you recover quicker if you do get ill, as these bouts of exercise cause a rise in immune system cells.

So, keep walking and stay healthier!

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Comments

  1. Kate Burrows says:

    November 29th, 2010 at 8:52 pm (#)

    great blog. fab site. defo putting a link to it on mine. great to encourage people to keep fit during the winter months!

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