Post-exercise immunity: good news for athletes

in Immunity

Over the past four decades, the relationship between exercise and immunity has been portrayed as something as a double-edged sword: although regular exercise boosts your immunity in the longer term, in the hours immediately after exercise, immunity takes a hit – which can increase your risk of illness and infection, especially colds, coughs and sore... MORE

Sports nutrition: how your diet affects your immune system...

in Immunity

Exercise is not always kind to the human immune system When sedentary mice begin to exercise regularly, their immune systems become significantly stronger(1). Unfortunately, exercise is not always quite so kind to the human immune system.Acute exercise, in particular, is no friend to your lymphocytes and neutrophils – the white blood cells particularly involved in... MORE

Recovery training: too much hard training can devastate your...

in Immunity

To train well, you must find the right balance between hard work and recovery Creating a great training programme is not just a matter of writing tough, high-quality workouts. Almost anyone can do that.In fact, if reaching maximal athletic potential were simply a matter of finding the right workouts, then you would have no difficulty... MORE

Swimmers’ immune systems

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Swimmers’ immune systems tumble in response to competition; glutamine doesn’t help, but sugar does Exhaustive exercise can suppress athletes’ immune systems; for example, studies have shown that runners who complete a marathon are six times more likely to develop a respiratory-system illness than non-marathoners. However, exercise scientists haven’t been sure whether sports like swimming and... MORE

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