Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Avoid Flu by doing Vigorous Exercise

By doing a minimum of two and a half  hours of vigorous exercise a week can help you prevent from having a flu.

A total of 4800 participants took the survey online conducted by  the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

A moderate exercise will  not help prevent the flu and flu rates have been down this year's winter.

There health status are monitored weekly and  are then required to log in each week and note how they are feeling, and whether or not they have any flu-like signs.

The study shows that 100 cases of flu per 1,000 people can be avoided just  by doing vigorous exercise. 

This data is also the lowest for the past five years the survey was conducted. During the winter season only 4.7 percent catch flu for this year compared to 6 percent last year and 5 percent of the children reported flu symptoms compared to a 7.9 percent last year.

According to Dr Alma Adler, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine that results should be taken with cautions but results prove the benefits of exercising. A fine weather is a chance to exercise and increase your immunity during spring time.
Flu Survey helps government in their health programs, and can be access into Public Health England's national flu surveillance programmes and is released at the beginning of National Science & Engineering Week.

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