It’s a fact – we all get sick. But it’s not easy knowing what to do about it. Is exercise, or rest, the best medicine? Let’s find out.

Immunity

When we are faced with a foreign attack, our immune system works hard to defend us.

•    Innate Immunity (natural immunity)
•    Physical Structural barriers (like mucous lining in nasal passages)
•    Chemical barriers (like our stomach acids)
•    Protective cells (NK cells – white blood cells that can destroy harmful invaders)
•    Adaptive Immunity (acquired immunity)

Acquired immune response is the reason for vaccination. Subject your body to a tiny dose of a pathogen, and it will know what to do when confronted with a bigger dose. Continue reading Exercise when sick: Sweat it out or rest-and-recover?