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Too Much Exercise Doesn't Mean Great Health - Hindustan Times

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Just remember not to overdo visit site it as too much exercise can be harmful. While brisk walking for 30-45 minutes, five days a week, boosts immunity, more strenuous activities may have a negative impact on the body, says international fitness expert, Erin McCann. When the body is exposed to physical stressors such as exercise, it responds in a similar way to how it does when exposed to mental stress the hormone cortisol is released. Read: Bollywoods fitness fanatics and their tips "Cortisol stimulates energy production and improves muscle endurance, but it also acts as an immunosuppressant. Even after a moderate workout, immune function can take up to 72 hours to fully recover. This leaves individuals open to viral or bacterial infections," says McCann. Here are a couple of ways to support immune function: Incorporate adequate recovery time into your workout schedule. <br>Full story:

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