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Too Much Exercise Can Slow Our Immune Response To Colds
2012-01-06 09:39:26

Different levels of exercise can actually significantly increase or decrease your chances of catching a respiratory infection, says Professor Mike Gleeson from Loughborough University. Regular moderate exercise has been known to reduce the risk of catching cold-like infections, while prolonged strenuous exercise, such as marathons, can make an individual more susceptible, explains Professor Gleeson talking at the Association for Science Education (ASE) Conference on Friday, on behalf of...

2012-01-05 13:08:09

Battling colds and doing (or pledging to do) more exercise are familiar activities for most of us in January. But different levels of exercise can actually significantly increase or decrease your chances of catching a respiratory infection, says Professor Mike Gleeson from Loughborough University. While regular moderate exercise can reduce the risk of catching cold-like infections, prolonged strenuous exercise, such as marathons, can make an individual more susceptible. This is a topical...

2006-06-16 03:55:00

By Olesya Dmitracova LONDON -- If watching the World Cup with a beer in your hand is your perfect idea of unwinding, you might need to find a better way to relax, say British researchers examining stress levels in soccer fans. With funding from online betting firm Betfair, Loughborough University scientists are measuring at every England game the strains experienced by supporters as well as the added impact of having a bet on the contest. The researchers monitor fans' heart rates throughout...