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Fight the cold war – with exercise

A new study shows that being active and fit can help fight off bacterial and viral infections, such as colds and the flu. So keep moving this winter and help your body fight and heal!And

Tiffany who has been doing Pilates with the UBC team had this to say,

“this study related well to humans. It’s important to determine the exercise level in humans and intensity levels. Being active and keeping fat cells low is great, but elite athletes can swing too far and increase their inflammatory response beyond beneficial levels when they have inadequate recovery between workouts. That being said, most athletes do tend to have an easier time with colds etc when their training/recovery are in balance”  Certainly Pilates is a fabulous training and recovery tool for folks of all levels and abilities!

Article below by Gretchen Reynolds for the New York Times

How Exercise May Help us Fight off Colds