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How can resistance training support the immune system?

Resistance training not only pumps up your muscles, but may also pump up your immunity. A Canadian study found that individuals who exercised with resistance bands three times per week boosted blood levels of natural killer cells. These cells are part of our body’s defense system against infection.

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