How Exercise Affects Your Immune System


Check out how exercise affects your immune system.

0:00 Exercise for immunity 
0:10 Exercise and immune benefits 
2:43 The trick you need to know about 

Today we’re going to talk about how exercise affects immunity. If you’re doing regular exercise, you could greatly enhance your immune system. 

Health benefits of exercise for the immune system:
1. Heightened immune surveillance 
2. Increased lymph circulation 
3. Delays the negative effect of aging on the immune system 
4. Enhances immune defense mechanisms 
5. Lowers mental stress 

The trick is to exercise in a way that won’t activate too much cortisol. To do that, it’s best to make sure you don’t overtrain and that you get enough sleep. The healthier you are, and the more recovery you have, the less you have to worry about activating too much cortisol. 

Certain people may be able to do marathons and not have it phase their immune system. But, people who have higher levels of cortisol could get sick when they try to exercise. For most people, doing regular and consistent exercise is extremely beneficial for the immune system. 

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 55, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg’s Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.

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