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How Exercise Affects Your Immune System

How Exercise Affects Your Immune System

so today we’re gonna talk about what
exercise can do to your immune system if you’re doing regular consistent exercise
you can greatly enhance your immune system number one you’ll have a
heightened immune surveillance now what does that mean
well on the internal part of your body you have a barrier it’s all the internal
skin and the size of that surface area would be about four hundred square
meters the size of two tennis courts and so you have immune cells they’re called
phagocytes that are guards that do surveillance and they are constantly
looking for invaders pathogens to actually come across the barrier to
attack them and eat them so exercise will enhance your phagocyte protection
and your defense mechanism number two it’ll increase lymph circulation
what is the lymphatic system well you have a circulatory system where blood is
traveling through your arteries and then it goes down into these small little
capillaries where the blood then can cross into your tissues and it forms
lymph so the lymph system is like your backup
system to the circulatory system then it goes all through the body through your
lymph system where then it dumps back into the circulatory system so your
lymph system is a backup to your circulatory system as well as a place to
consolidate immune reactions to keep the immune reactions out of certain organs
and tissues in a place where your immune system can then fight it more
effectively the problem with the lymph system is it doesn’t have a pump
exercise will increase the lymph flow through your body
number three exercise delays the negative effect of aging on your immune
system so the more exercise you do the younger you’re going to be because what
you have to realize is that as you age your immune system gets weaker and
weaker and weaker in fact the thymus gland which is on top of the heart which
does all the training for the t-cells literally shrinks down to nothing when
you become 80 years old number four can enhance the immune defense
mechanisms as well as how fast your immune system responds to infection and
number five and I think this is probably the most important thing is exercise can
reduce mental stress and mental stress probably has the biggest influence on
weakening your immune system making you more susceptible to getting an infection
when you do exercise in the correct way you can really lower the stress the
trick with exercise is to exercise in a way so as not to activate too much
cortisol and really to do that you just have to make sure you don’t over train
and you get enough sleep the healthier you are and the more recovery you have
the less you have to worry about this so certain people can do ultra marathons
and actually not even have that phase their immune system but other people
that have higher levels of cortisol which by the way suppresses the immune
system they can get sick even when they try to exercise a little bit.

How Exercise Affects Your Immune System

For
most people doing regular consistent exercise is extremely beneficial to your
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How Exercise Affects Your Immune System

How Exercise Affects Your Immune System

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