02 Jan How Exercise Builds Your Immunity
Many of us have had to make adjustments to our daily living since the beginning of this pandemic. One area that I know played a huge role in my daily routine was exercise to keep me strong, feeling energized and mentally fit. I believe most people know the benefits of exercise on our body and mind, but did you know the benefits to our immune system? With COVID still circulating in our communities, it is wise to do everything we can to stay healthy during this time and exercise plays a key role.
According to the American College of Sports Medicine once you participate in an exercise program billions of immune cells wake up and start to circulate throughout your body. These immune cells are primed and ready to take action, instantly. They circulate through the body looking to kill off virus-infected cells. I think of it like your own personal army ready to attack and defend itself.
If you struggle with motivation when it comes to exercise remember this fact to help get yourself moving. Exercise adds another layer of protection to fight off any viruses and keep you feeling healthy this winter season.
Looking for a good low-impact exercise program? A few options include:
- Weight training with light weights
Personally, I love Pilates as it is a low-impact exercise program that builds strength throughout my whole body, improves balance, fosters a mind-body connection all while lengthening and mobilizing my joints. After a good Pilates session, I feel strong, lengthened, clear headed and now I know that on the cellular level I am giving my immune system a boost.
Whatever exercise you choose, know it will have a lasting impact on building your immunity to viruses and staying healthy.
Christine Kirkland is a certified Pilates instructor offering Online Pilates classes proven to help you move better and feel better. Let’s get moving, shall we? To learn more please click here