Ukrainians told, can you exercise during cold and flu
If you want to protect yourself from colds and flu in the cold season physical exercise a good way. This is stated in the Facebook page, the acting Minister of health Suprun.
It is noted that the exercises help to strengthen the immune system and generally improve health and well-being. Rather, they work to prevent diseases and not as a treatment.
Studies show that people who regularly have moderate physical activity, less likely to suffer colds than those a sit. Physical activity helps to reduce the risks of acute respiratory infections by 20-40%.
During a cold
You may recall the so-called rule of “above the neck” — when you do not have symptoms in the body, but only in the upper part of the body — runny nose, sneezing or a cough. In this case, it is possible to train.
Runny nose, slight sore throat or cough is not a reason to completely abandon physical activity. It is most likely that in this case, training will not harm the body. Exercise will not speed up the healing process and can worsen the condition. Some studies indicate that physical activity during a cold does not affect the duration of illness and symptoms. However, exercise will help you to stay mobile and improve health.
You can not stop training, but you may want to reduce their intensity and duration (for example, running instead of walking)
— It is better to engage in physical activity outdoors or at home, to reduce the risk of transmission of the virus in the gym or other enclosed space.
Symptoms such as fever, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, cough and runny nose is a protective reaction of the organism to the virus that help to deal with it. They testify to the active struggle of immunity with the flu.
At this time, to train and further drain your body cannot. The immune system is working at full capacity to fight infection. And physical activity, an additional form of stress, complicates the task for immunity. In particular, the increase in temperature can reduce muscle force, affects the endurance, impairs coordination and overall can cause injury.
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