Can Exercise Beat the Common Cold?

Did you know the average adult gets two to five colds a year? That is a lot sneezes, coughs and sniffles. As you load up on over the counter medicines or herbs you may want to exercise another option: exercise.

 

The American College of Sports Medicine reports that people who exercise regularly have fewer colds then their inactive peers. Several other studies support this same idea.

 

In these studies those who have walked thirty to forty-five minutes five days a week for at least three months cut the amount of days the experienced colds in half compared to a sedentary group.

 

The common cold can be a nuisance or lead to bigger things like lost wages and sick days, but an exercise program could help keep your cold out in the cold.

 

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