As the saying goes, “Movement is medicine.” Exercise boosts your cardiovascular fitness. Sensible exercise also helps control your blood sugar, helping to fight off obesity and diabetes.
Can movement support your immunity?
YES! Think of your lymphatic system as the sewer system of the body. When a bug invades, it is captured by the immune system and placed into the lymphatic system. Then it is taken apart and placed back into the blood stream and eliminated from the body by the liver. However, unlike your circulatory system, there is no pump for the lymphatic system, so how does this work without a pump? The lymph fluids move as you move! That’s why movement is so important for your immunity.
When beginning an exercise program, start slowly with walking or biking. You can also exercise at home. Check out this link for sensible movement exercising to help boost your immunity.
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