3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Support Groups > 100 lb. Club

Immunity vs. Excercise

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-18-2006, 12:25 AM   #1
DollyR
 
DollyR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Posts: 736

S/C/G: GW - 145

Height: 5'6"

Question Immunity vs. Excercise

Have any of you read that you boost your immunity by daily exercise? I am dealing with severe tonsillitis and have to stay home. One of my friends told me if I got out more and exercised I would not get sick so often. Any good sites out on the web to read more on this? Has anyone seen a difference in thier amount of colds etc.... since they started to exercise?
__________________
Darlene
SW 297 / CW 283 / GW 145
Starting August 1, 2012, Following DASH and limited K vitamin (because of my meds)
10% Goal 267

DollyR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2006, 12:57 AM   #2
You can do it!!!!
 
Monkeybabies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Boston Area
Posts: 729

S/C/G: 294/260/200

Height: 5'3

Default

You know, I am not quoting anything here, but I have heard the same thing. Excercise does boost immunity....just like eating less junk food boost immunity. I don't know how I know this, I just do, I would be curious to find some literature on this.
__________________
Gina

"There is no try, there is only DO" Yoda

Monkeybabies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2006, 02:05 AM   #3
Linda
 
famograham's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Beautiful Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada
Posts: 1,781

Height: 5'0"

Default

I'd be interested too!
And what the HECK is going on with all the tonsilitis????
That now makes THREE of us on the board in the past week

I'd personally have the OTHER problem that seems to run in 3FC water

Get better soon, OK? I feel your pain!

Linda
__________________
TRYING to leave the batteries out of my scale!!
famograham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2006, 03:59 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
kykaree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Lancashire, England
Posts: 3,171

Default

I am a chronic asthmatic and get every cold going. And recurrent tonisilitis. Since I have started exercising I haven't had a cold or problems with the tonsils. I could just be lucky!!!! And I probably have jinxed myself now!!!

Get well soon!!!
__________________
kykaree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2006, 04:42 AM   #5
DollyR
 
DollyR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Posts: 736

S/C/G: GW - 145

Height: 5'6"

Default

Tonsillitis sucks. I probably got it from the kids at school. I am staying away from work at least through tomorrow. This is wearing me out.

Anyway back to the exercise thing. I guess exercise would promote better blood circulation and make other things move around faster. I think once I get this mess out of my system I am going to make sure I take a long walk even for pleasure everyday. Unless it is freezing then I will do the WATP tape.

Kykaree I was hoping you would jump in here. I have noticed how much you talk about exercising and was hoping you would come back with a positive affirmation about not having any colds etc.

Anyone else out there see the same effects?
__________________
Darlene
SW 297 / CW 283 / GW 145
Starting August 1, 2012, Following DASH and limited K vitamin (because of my meds)
10% Goal 267

DollyR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2006, 06:12 AM   #6
Member
 
f(x)'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 84

Default

There are lots of things that increase immunity. Exercise is one along with a healthy diet and adequate sleep. Stress has a big impact on the immune system and when you are under stress you immunity goes down. Tonsils are part of the lymphatic system and serve as a filter for pathogens that need to be purified out before they are can go into the rest of the body. They capture a lot of nasty stuff and sometimes become infected. Tonsillitis is a drag not to mention painful. I don't think it is odd particularly that there is a lot of tonsillitis now because it is cold and flu season. Also people are spending more time in doors and it makes an environment where pathogens can travel easily.

As far as outdoor exercise goes I have not heard or read anything about it. I exercise outside no matter what the weather and rarely get sick. I also get lots of fresh air by keeping my windows open a little and do not run the heat much. I have a good tolerance for cold but not everyone does. I work as a nurse in a hospital and am remarkably healthy considering everything I come in contact with. My experience is anecdotal so it may mean nothing overall.

If you are going to exercise out side wait until you feel better. Don't over stress your body when you're sick because it will slow down your recovery.
__________________
f(x) is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2006, 07:32 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
boiaby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 991

Default

Absolutely, I've noticed a dramatic decrease in the amount of time I spend being sick. I'm a migraine sufferer who used to experience severe headaches almost daily, and now I rarely get a true migraine. My colds are less severe and occur less often, and my chronic heartburn is now non-existent. My recent bout with the stomach flu only knocked my out of commission for two days, rather than a full week as in flu’s of the past, and I feel completely back to my old self as of this morning. I feel like my ability to handle and fight off illness has vastly improved. Now, whether it's due to significant weight loss or the implementation of daily exercise, I just dunno, but I do know this, I figure I gotta be doing something right, cause I feel fantastic! So, you might as well give it a whirl, cause it certainly couldn't hurt, right?

BTW, sorry about the tonsillitis! I had it chronically as a kid and had to have my tonsils out. I hope you're feeling better soon!

Beverly
__________________
New goal: staying binge free and losing those last few again, but for the last time!!
"Never trade what you want at the moment for what you want the most." -unknown
"Your power is in your ability to decide." -fortune cookie
"Hope; after a storm birds always sing." -unknown
boiaby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2006, 09:29 AM   #8
Meg
Senior Member
 
Meg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Posts: 9,160

S/C/G: 257/135/maintaining

Height: 5' 4"

Default

There's a timely article on msnbc.com this morning: Working Out May Help Prevent Colds, Flu. It says, in part:
Quote:
David C. Nieman, director of the Human Performance Laboratory at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., and a former president of the International Society of Exercise Immunology, said his research shows that moderate exercise increases the recirculation of important immune cells, especially from bone marrow, the lungs and the spleen. It has the effect of cleaning up the body.

“Over time this adds up, much like a housekeeper who comes to your house every day for a half hour. At the end of a month, your house looks a lot better,” Nieman said.

But to achieve such beneficial effects, someone has to exercise about five times a week, Nieman said.
Yep, exercise DOES boost our immune systems!
__________________
Meg
Start: 257 - June 1, 2001
Goal: 135 - May 12, 2002
Size 22/size 4
Meg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2006, 10:31 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
barbygirl43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 3,354

S/C/G: 344/279.1/???

Height: 5'6"

Default

I'm such a survivor geek. I thought you were looking for ways to have immunity from doing exercise by just looking at the title
__________________
Dawnyal

Halloween Goal


barbygirl43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2006, 08:01 PM   #10
DollyR
 
DollyR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Posts: 736

S/C/G: GW - 145

Height: 5'6"

Default

Here are a couple of quotes from the MNBC article:

“The general consensus, I believe, is that 30 minutes, three or four times a week, is generally considered to have positive effects,” said Michael Flynn, who studies exercise’s effects on the immune system at Purdue University in West Lafayette.


David C. Nieman, director of the Human Performance Laboratory at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., and a former president of the International Society of Exercise Immunology, said his research shows that moderate exercise increases the recirculation of important immune cells, especially from bone marrow, the lungs and the spleen. It has the effect of cleaning up the body.

“Over time this adds up, much like a housekeeper who comes to your house every day for a half hour. At the end of a month, your house looks a lot better,” Nieman said.

Makes sense that the body gets recirculated. When I get over this I am going to start walking to work. It is about 40 minutes there and 40 minutes back. It might get me to enjoy exercising again. I used to be really into it in my early 30's but I lost my drive for it.
__________________
Darlene
SW 297 / CW 283 / GW 145
Starting August 1, 2012, Following DASH and limited K vitamin (because of my meds)
10% Goal 267

DollyR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2006, 12:47 AM   #11
Beauty, Brawn and Brains!
 
Goddess Jessica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: California
Posts: 3,013

S/C/G: 298(O)/268.2(RS)/247.9.0/175.0

Height: 5'9''

Default

My sister suffered from chronic Tonsillitis (and strep throat) and the main cause? Smoking. I mean, it makes sense but I didn't even think of that. They were going to take her tonsils out when she quite and she's never had another episode.
Goddess Jessica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2006, 05:57 PM   #12
DollyR
 
DollyR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Posts: 736

S/C/G: GW - 145

Height: 5'6"

Default

Wow, that's interesting. I think one of my issues is the pollution in Seoul. You figure 16 million people packed into this small area and all driving. It makes for quite a bit of pollution. I use an air filter at night in my bedroom and I think that helps a lot. The summer months I live out in the country at my sister's place in the states so I have a chance to breath in the salt air which I think makes a big difference in health. I also work in a proffession where germs are passed along easily. I think building my immunity now is a big step towards better health when I am in my old age.
__________________
Darlene
SW 297 / CW 283 / GW 145
Starting August 1, 2012, Following DASH and limited K vitamin (because of my meds)
10% Goal 267

DollyR is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:20 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2