Immune System, Exercise and

The interaction between the immune system and exercise is complex and not completely understood. As the body's defense mechanism against infection, the immune system plays an integral role on a daily basis in keeping both athletes and the general population healthy. Exercise can affect the immune system either favorably or unfavorably depending on the type, intensity, and duration of the activity. It is widely accepted that upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) are a major reason for poor performance in competitive athletics. Many of ...

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