So, you’re the type of person who has always taken pride in your fitness. Like most, you may not have time but you always make the time for your health and fitness.
Whatever your pleasure: running, cycling, swimming or all of the above, you do it because you love it and because you know your body will be stronger for it. It enables you to get the most out of life and do so with higher energy, less weight and feeling generally healthy.
Here’s what you may not know...
Constant over training and even periodic but more ‘intense’ workouts can kick down the protective walls of our immune system – especially in the few hours following an intense workout.
In fact, one study on runners of the Los Angeles Marathon showed that
the competitors in the race were 6 times more likely to get sick than
people who did not run. 1
“How would I know when I’m putting extra stress on my body/immune system?”
It would be great if when exercising, an alarm would sound as soon as we were about to cross the threshold into a stressed physical state. Unfortunately, the indicators are not so clear and there is plenty of grey area.
Here’s a rule of thumb:
If you are forced to breathe through your mouth instead of your nose while exercising, you are likely putting some stress on your system.
In other words, if you can’t comfortably hold a conversation while walking, jogging or biking, there’s a good chance your immune system’s protective barrier is at risk of being weakened.
Why does this happen?
When our bodies are pushed to extremes during strenuous exercise, excessive amounts of cortisol and adrenaline are produced (chemicals that raise our blood pressure and cholesterol levels).
Tips to Strengthen Your Immune Shield
Doing a combination of these things would definitely begin to strengthen the immune system.
The Ugly Reality: Why These Tips Often Don’t Work...
If you’re anything like me, you probably do a few of those things already. You probably woke up early to jog this morning, had a fruit-smoothie for breakfast and packed plenty of veggies for lunch. You do more than most people are willing to do in an attempt to stay fit and healthy.
But, between stressful work days & travel schedules, working around the house and running kids from one place to another – we are busy! 5 runs per week might turn into 3 and a full 8 hours of sleep happens rarely, if at all. Despite the odd indulgence, we do eat healthy but almost never have time or energy to hunt down all the right foods and supplements.
So, despite our best efforts, long and complex recipes for health often don’t work because they aren’t reasonable to maintain for the long-term.
The reason so many people are relying on IMMUNITY-FX is because it simplifies immune support. As opposed to trying to do 15 different things each day, it covers all the bases with just 2 capsules per day. With
rare extracts of the Reishi Mushroom (long used in Asia to promote
immune health and longevity), Immunity-FX has been clinically proven to
strengthen natural defences, allowing you to maintain your health even
during periods of stress.
1 David Nieman, Journal of Sports Medicine & physical fitness 1990;30(3):316-28. Infectious episodes in runners before and after the Los Angeles Marathon