How often do you run, on the road or on the treadmill?Do you walk? Or strech?If you are making a guilty face and saying no, it is time to rise and make yourself say an “yes”.For the simple reason that exercise of body refreshes your mind other than helping you loose those extra pounds and reduce your medical bills.

This is universally true, for men and women, young and old, rich or poor.But if you are a woman a little physical exercise can help you avoid catching cold in addition to making you look and feel hot.Older women who exercise regularly are up to three times less likely to catch a cold than those who don’t work out, a U.S. study suggests.

Anecdotal evidence and smaller studies have always suggested that moderate exercise may stimulate the immune-system cells that fight colds, but Cornelia Ulrich of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle and her colleagues were the first to report in the November issue of the American Journal of Medicine a substantial research on this. To gain the benefits of moderate exercise for warding off colds, it seemed people had to stick with their workouts for the long term.

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