Study says that exercise could help your body respond better to Covid-19 vaccine
As someone who’s into fitness, you probably know by now that regular exercise helps reduce the chance of you getting unwell and catching diseases. Research shows that all you need to do is spend half an hour, five days each week on physical activity. This is all the more important now as we are collective – all around the world – trying to protect ourselves against a deadly virus! #stayalert
Even if you haven’t been vaccinated yet, exercising helps boost your immune system which will be sorely needed in the event that you’re unlucky enough to get infected. Don’t just take our word for it – a study has shown that you’re less likely to be hospitalised or face more serious consequences if you exercise for 150 minutes each week compared to 10 minutes or less.
But that’s not all: Studies are starting to emerge that suggest working out can also contribute to better vaccine response. While there isn’t enough known yet about the impact of exercise on particular Covid-19 vaccines, experts have looked at how exercise, in general, can prime your body in a way that will lead to possible better vaccine response.
For one, people with pre-existing conditions are more susceptible to more critical impacts from Covid-19 so the healthier you are, the better! #keeppumping Working out also reduces stress and more importantly, brings down inflammation in the body. Finally, exercise makes your immune system stronger, and vaccination essentially is an exercise in triggering an immune response.
So just keep to your workout routines. You don’t have to change much even if your vaccination date is upcoming. You might not want to push harder than you usually do the day or so before your jab though, because a sore body will not be a fun addition to potential side effects from the vaccination.
As always, you should consult a physician before starting any fitness plans for safety and peace of mind.
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