12 Nov, 10 | by Karim Khan
This month BBC news health reporter, Michelle Roberts wrote a feature on the BJSM article titled, Upper respiratory tract infection is reduced in physically fit and active adults.
David Nieman at the Human Performance Laboratory in North Carolina shows that exercise can prevent a cold. Their study on more than 1000 adults was undertaken over 12 weeks of fall/winter. During this time period, the odds of having a URTI were significantly reduced in those who exercised more and perceived themselves to be healthier.
For a link to the BBC report (which featured earlier this week as the most shared article!), click here.