Exercise While Sick
This current Covid-19 pandemic February-March 2020, has put quite a scare
into people. Some helpful advice now. This advice applies to the common cold as well.
Should I exercise while I'm sick?
As a lot of people already know, exercise gives a very good boost to the immune
system, particularly the type of exercise that revs up the heart beat and pushes blood to parts of the body which
may not be getting much flow. Think of the upper parts of the lungs which are collapsed at rest. There are other
capillary structures that have little blood flow at rest as well. Exercise flushes them all with fresh blood
carrying various immune structures (white blood cells, globulins etc.) and that is what we want to see right?
Exercise for weight loss, strength, endurance, is a different ball game.
Strenuous exercise is NOT advised while sick. Low level exercise
to tolerance without straining the heart or lungs is ok. Each person needs to monitor their own level of physical
distress based on their physical condition.
By far, the most important effects on the immune system come from food (not
supplements) and exercise. Think fruits and vegetables. Keep fluids -up and fibre up.
Here is a good link below to some data in a two page pdf on exercise from the
American College of Sports Medicine.
For some government links on Covid-19 see https://AChiropracticPlusClinic.com.
Items to Clean During Pandemics
This is a fairly thorough link so be warned. It is a check off list for those who
want to be thorough. It is a three page list with some tips.
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