Cure for the Common Cold?
Well, maybe not a cure but a very impressive preventative measure that may keep put your cold surfering days behind you. So far medical science has been unable to provide a cure for the common cold but solid medical evidence has surfaced that many will find surprising. Our bodies defenses can be bolstered to prevent colds in the first place.
A 2006 study published in the American Journal of Medicine found that women who walked a mere 30 minutes a day were 3 times less likely to contract a cold than sedentary women in the study. Other studies have emphasized that moderation is key and that excessive, exhaustive exercise depletes the immune system and increases the overall risk of many illnesses.
So what is it about walking that is so effective? Study authors believe that the moderate exercise such as walking stimulates the production of leukocytes, immune cells that fight infection and inflammation.
Not surprisingly the study found that the longer one engaged in regular walking the stronger they became at warding off colds. Many other studies have shown similar statistics for major diseases affecting America today including the BIG 3: Heart Disease, Type 2 Diabetes and Cancers.
Researches stressed that the best results were found among the study participants as the study progressed inferring that continual daily walking over a period of years builds immunity versus sporadic attempts at exercise.