March 26, 2020

268 | Exercise Increases Immune Function - How We Know

Our guest today, Dr. David Nieman, is a Professor of Health and Exercise Science and the Director of the Human Performance Lab at Appalachian State University. He has vast expertise in exercise immunology, and gives great insight on how to exercise during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Nieman also dives into how exercise can improve immune function, as well as situations in which exercise can actually have harmful effects. In the conversation today, he uses plenty of support from his research and makes it easy to understand with fun analogies. 

 

Watch or listen to learn how exercise can improve your immune system!

Also, hit this link for Dr. Nieman’s recent paper on exercise and the body’s defense system: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2095254618301005

 

And if you want ACSM’s recommendations on exercising during the COVID-19 pandemic follow the following link: bit.ly/ACSM_virus

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