A 44-year-old member asked:
How will physical activity affect immunity?
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Rheumatology 48 years experience
Acute and chronic: High intensity physical activity, compared with what you are used to, well depress your immune system. Chronic activity that is graded and raises your fitness level improves your immunity. Even exercise which should be done, can be overdone.
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Last updated Aug 25, 2014
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