Positions in the game of immunity!

Avoid certain areas of high population density and getting too “touchy-feely” after training.

We normally tell you what to eat and how to train, but the question “where” is also important for immune function. Prolonged exercise and heavy training can result in periods where your immune system is less able to respond to attack (Gleeson, 2006).

This means that after a hard training session you need to take extra measures to limit your exposure to pathogens.

  • Avoid the supermarkets with the stresses of the shops, combined with sharing shopping trolleys and picking up previously handled items
  • The tube, with the issues of overcrowding, ventilation and fluctuations in temperature is definitely best avoided
  • Get the stairs rather than the lift. Remember – Bird-flu first blew up following transmission of the virus in a Hong Kong elevator, while the moderate exercise will also support immune function
About Matt Lovell

A sports nutritionist and brand ambassador for Kinetica Sports. Matt also runs his own elite performance based company called Perform and Function.

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