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5 ways to stave off colds this winter - number 3

4_1.pngNumber 3 in our list is exercise...

Experts advise you not to exercise if you’re feeling under the weather, but when it comes to staving off colds exercise can act as a preventative.

Exercise can improve cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, mobility, balance and coordination. It can also improve mood, increase energy levels and help with weight management.

Studies have shown that regular exercise will help prevent the common cold. In one study women who exercised regularly were found to have a 50% less risk of colds compared to those who don’t work out.

Check back tomorrow for our blog about relaxation!

In our latest issue of New Pathways, we look at strength training (page 18), pilates and MS (page 30) and our regular feature writer Ian Cook sceptically took on the gym (page 20). You can read these articles by subscribing to New Pathways on our website.