Category Archives: immune system

Protect Yourself from Germs? – Get Moving!

Labor Day is over, summer has ended (even if it doesn’t feel like it here in the Northeast). Vacations are done, kids are getting back to school, and now cold and flu season approaches. With kids and adults exposed to … Continue reading

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Trying To Chase Away The Bad Things

I have a cold. Not particularly bad, but still a cold. It’s a drag. Also, in the last few days I’ve been flooded with bad news from friends. Most of it normal life sad news.  But one piece of news … Continue reading

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Exercise & Our Immune System

As I’m still in recovery mode from my 50K run, I think it’s a good time to write about exercise and our immune systems again. I’m thinking about this because marathon runners often develop colds or respiratory infections after a … Continue reading

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Want To Avoid That Cold? Get Moving!

Anybody have a cold yet? If not, one of the best things you can do is get some exercise. I just posted a new study on the Life-Cise News page about exercise and colds. Researchers at Appalachian State University found … Continue reading

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It’s Flu Season – Want to Boost Your Immune System?

We’re in the midst of flu season. Just how many news features have you seen on H1N1 virus? How many conversations with friends and neighbors? How many FaceBook updates about the flu? There are two things you can do to … Continue reading

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