How to Support Immune Function

If you want to be healthy, you should practice healthy living. What comprises healthy living? Diet and exercise should come hand in hand. Here in Singapore, the government is particularly keen on encouraging its people to practice healthy living through good nutrition and exercise. If in this case you are thinking about exercise, you should start right away.

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Exercise is beneficial for the body. There is no question about that. However, recent research has concluded that too much exercise is a bad thing. This is a surprising thing but you have to keep this in mind. Whilst exercise is beneficial for the body, it can also be the source of your discomfort or pain in the future. You should know the disadvantages of too much exercise.

For one, too much exercise will stimulate cortisol production. Cortisol is a hormone released by the body when it is exposed to any stresses in life. When you exercise, cortisol will be released. It can improve your endurance and support the fight or flight reaction but it can also act as an immunosuppressant. After moderate or serious workout, the immune system will take about seventy two hours to fully recover. During that time, you are susceptible for bacterial or viral attacks.

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Knowing this, you have to know how to support the immune function. Here’s how:

They say that too much of something is bad enough. That is true and it should never be ignored or neglected. Do not strain yourself too much because it is not good for you. Exercise should be taken one step at a time. Do not force yourself if you do not want to suffer the consequences.

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