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How does resistance training support the immune system?
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Makes you healthy.
Wards off metagrbolic syndrome.
But will directly improve immunity, but there is a bimodal issue with exercise and immunity. If you run a marathon, you are four times as likely to develop a cold in the next two weeks. Very intense activity suppresses the immune sytem. On the other hand if you take a graded resistance program and don't pusch "too" hard, your immune system will be in better shape!

In brief: Makes you healthy.
Wards off metagrbolic syndrome.
But will directly improve immunity, but there is a bimodal issue with exercise and immunity. If you run a marathon, you are four times as likely to develop a cold in the next two weeks. Very intense activity suppresses the immune sytem. On the other hand if you take a graded resistance program and don't pusch "too" hard, your immune system will be in better shape!
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