Posted on Oct 28, 2009, 6 a.m.
The incidence of colds can be greatly reduced by making exercise a part of daily life.
With the chilliest months of the year now upon us, daily exercise may help reduce the odds of getting a cold. David Nieman, a representative of the American College of Sports Medicine, says that multiple studies have shown a 25 to 50% decrease in sick time for active people completing at least 45 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise (such as walking) most days of the week. “This reduction in illness far exceeds anything a drug or pill can offer,” Nieman said. “All is takes is a pair of walking shoes to help prevent becoming one of the thousands predicted to suffer from the common cold this winter.”
“Protect against colds with exercise,” American College for Sports Medicine, October 6, 2009.