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2020-04-15 10:30:15 PM  
9 votes:
Luckily, NIH isn't behind a paywall.

"Contemporary evidence from epidemiological studies shows that leading a physically active lifestyle reduces the incidence of communicable (e.g., bacterial and viral infections) and non-communicable diseases (e.g., cancer), implying that immune competency is enhanced by regular exercise bouts. However, to this day, research practice, academic teaching, and even physical activity promotion and prescription continues to consider a prevailing myth that exercise can temporarily suppress immune function. We have critically reviewed related evidence, and conclude that regular physical activity and frequent exercise are beneficial, or at the very least, are not detrimental to immunological health. We summarize that (i) limited reliable evidence exists to support the claim that exercise suppresses cellular or soluble immune competency, (ii) exercise per se does not heighten the risk of opportunistic infections, and (iii) exercise can enhance in vivo immune responses to bacterial, viral, and other antigens. In addition, we present evidence showing that regular physical activity and frequent exercise might limit or delay immunological aging. We conclude that leading an active lifestyle is likely to be beneficial, rather than detrimental, to immune function, which may have implications for health and disease in older age."

Sorry farkers, you're not getting out of exercise because "it'll make you sick."  Take your >25 BMI bodies out for some cardio, strengthen those lungs, and stop wallowing in myths.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti​c​les/PMC5911985/
 
2020-04-15 9:47:52 PM  
3 votes:
My right arm is bigger than my left, mostly from drinking vodak straight from the bottle.

But I've scaled back since I stopped watching Benito Cheetolini's "press conferences".
 
2020-04-15 10:49:49 PM  
2 votes:
The list of things that make you vulnerable to Covid-19 keeps growing and growing and there's more and more stores about people who go to extreme measures to prevent getting infected, yet still get infected.

I think at this point dumb luck is your only hope.
 
2020-04-16 12:31:56 AM  
1 vote:
Exercise is good. Diet, however, may be key.

How to survive coronavirus - diet and metabolic health.
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2020-04-15 11:07:16 PM  
1 vote:
It's just like everything else-- moderation. From November 2017 to February 2020, I didn't catch so much as a single cold. I ate healthy, drank a lot of water, got plenty of sleep, and was running a half marathon every few months. I ran a full marathon last September. Then I herniated a disc in my neck, had a cortisone injection, and caught the flu. Until recently, I hadn't run since last November. That flu seems to have reduced my lung capacity, hopefully only temporarily.

I ran a full marathon just because I wanted to see if I could, and to do at least ONE in my life. So, the article is technically correct. But it's talking about Olympic level athleticism. A half marathon a month certainly isn't going to kill you; in fact, it will strengthen your immunity and improve your mood. I finally got back into running a couple of weeks ago and I'm starting to feel better already.

And yes, my BMI is > 25.
In March 2106 it was 38.8.
By February 2018 it was 25.8.
The day I finished a marathon in 5 hours and 48 minutes, it was 30.2. Fueling is a biatch. Training for long distances WILL make you gain weight, but you don't have to be skinny to run a marathon.

Moderation.
Izunbacol is correct.
 
2020-04-15 9:49:34 PM  
1 vote:
I'm gonna live forever
I'm gonna learn how to fly, high
I feel it comin' together
People will see me and cry, fame
I'm gonna make it to heaven
Light up the sky like a flame, fame
I'm gonna live forever
 
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