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We all know that exercise is one of the keys to living a long, healthy life. Just a little bit of exercise every day can help drastically improve your health in a variety of ways. Aerobic activity can help make your heart stronger; pumping iron can help make your muscles stronger; doing yoga and stretching can help keep you limber and loose – the list goes on.

However, you may not know that this list includes helping your immune system. However, it is indeed one of the best things you can do on a daily basis to improve your immune system’s health. This is especially true if you are advanced in years, when a healthy immune system will be even more important, albeit difficult to maintain. This quick overview will show you how you can achieve this.

Regular Exercise

To begin with, one of the most important factors here is making sure that you exercise regularly. While any amount of exercise will help, a bit of sporadic exercise here and there won’t be of much help when it comes to seriously improving your immune system. You thus want to seek out exercise programs that you can follow on a daily basis. These can include everything from jogging and cycling to more comprehensive programs at a local gym or senior center.

Whatever type of exercise you choose, be sure that it is something you can commit to doing regularly over the long haul.

De-Aging Your Body

Why is this so beneficial and important? Simply put, when you exercise at an old age, you are essentially trying to de-age your body. 

The older you are, the less effective most of your bodily systems are, and that includes your immune system. This is why the elderly are among the most vulnerable to disease. On the other hand, when you exercise at an advanced age, you are able to turn back the clock a bit, increasing your T-cell count and thus improving your immune system.

Take the time to exercise a bit each day. You’ll be improving your overall health, and that includes giving your immune system a fighting chance.