Cold and Flu
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Hi, Dr. Robin Miller, integrative health specialist, here. I've got a healthy tip to prevent colds.Every time a big cold or flu season hits, there's always that one person who never gets sick.What's their secret?It might be exercise. One study followed 1,000 adults for 12 weeks during the fall or winter cold season.People who broke a sweat for 20 minutes at least 5 times a week spent less time being sick.Their cold symptoms were also less severe.It comes down to aerobic exercise.It ramps up your blood levels of natural killer cells and neutrophils, your disease-fighting white blood cells.These cells are critical to your immune system. Even a single round of aerobic exercise can boost your immunity for hours and make your body more resilient.So keep your walking shoes on hand and get moving to keeps colds at bay.For more ways to stay healthy, check out all our health tips right here.