Does physical activity reduce the risk of infection?

Just 20 - 30 minutes of exercise can make a lot of difference in your health. Let us check out the benefits of physical activity and how does it help in keeping infections at bay?

Did you know physical movement is very important for survival? Yes, we must be physically on our toes all the time. Sitting in one place may be for work can be very toxic. It is important to take care of your health by being active physically and mentally. There are many benefits of being physically active. By physically active, we mean incorporating some form of yoga or exercise or any kind of physical movement which helps you build stamina. Physical activity has one major benefit reducing the risk of infection. Today, we are going to discuss the benefits of being physically active. 

Why does physical activity reduce the risk of infection?

Physical activity reduces the risk of infection by stimulating immunity which is very important for overall well-being. As per new research in 2022, it has been proved that physical activity can be helpful in reducing the risk of chronic infections. Physical activity helps fight infections. Let us check out how this happens. 

Physical activity improves oxygen flow and nutrient supply to organs which reduces the risk of infection

Physical activity helps increase the oxygen flow to the tissues and also supplies them with important nutrients which are very vital for their growth. Oxygen and nutrients are very important for the immune system. 

Physical activity can help stimulate metabolism to reduce the risk of infection 

Physical activity in the form of any exercise can help boost metabolism. Metabolism is the power to convert food into energy. We require healthy food for good immunity levels to supply all the nutrients. Physical activity helps in assimilating all the nutrients from the food into the body. This is very important to reduce the risk of infection by incorporating good nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. 

Physical activity helps fight aging to reduce the risk of infection 

Aging brings many health issues. Physical activity helps reduce oxidative stress which may trigger the aging process. We cannot stop aging. This is a very natural process. However, we can reduce the acceleration of aging and delay the progress of aging with physical activity. This will help reduce the risk of infection as age sets in. 

Physical activity improves strength and stamina 

Strength and stamina are very important to recover and prevent the recurrence of infections. It is important to focus on endurance which can help you recover and provide a protective shield to prevent infection. 

Physical activity helps improve weight and BMI 

 A healthy BMI is a must to keep parameters like blood sugar and blood pressure under check. This will help keep infections and health complications at bay. 

So, get started by incorporating exercise, yoga, or just simple Zumba sessions which can work greatly to reduce the risk of infection naturally. 

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Dr. Rati Parwani

Dr Rati Parwani is a Practising Professional BHMS Doctor having experience of 8 years in the medical field. Her approach towards each and every patient is the utmost professional with high standards of practice. She has nurtured her writing skills and proves it as an asset to her professionalism. She has experience in content writing and likes her writing ethical and scientific-based.

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