What comes with being physically active is more than just strength—it’s learning how to commit, build your immunity, be part of a community, fight off diseases, keep your mental health in check, and so much more.
The following stories show the real power of exercise and the gains you wouldn’t think existed.
Study Reveals Exercise Boosts Antibodies After Receiving a Vaccine
The World Economic Forum recently reported on a Glasgow Caledonian University study that found that active people are 50% more likely to have higher antibody levels after receiving a vaccine than those who are inactive. One of the study’s authors and a professor at Ghent University and Glasgow Caledonian University, Sebastien Chastin, said, “[Physical activity] should be used more urgently and effectively in fighting the current COVID-19 outbreak, but also as a long term investment to prevent the devastating social and economic impacts this pandemic has had on society.” Findings from the study also show that 30 minutes of exercise five days a week results in a 37% decrease in the risk of falling ill and dying from an infectious disease.