Weekly Exercise May Help Reduce Flu, Pneumonia Deaths

Bryant Webber, MD, MPH, and colleagues from the Division of Nutrition, and Obesity at the CDC in Atlanta reported

individuals who met both aerobic physical activity and muscle-strengthening activity guidelines experienced a 48% lower adjusted risk of pneumonia

The study included 577,909 adults who participated in the National Health Interview Survey

Study were followed for a median of 9.23 years

The study revealed that only 19% of the more than 500,000 participants met both weekly targets

Exercise has shown promise in improving immune responses and reducing the severity of respiratory illnesses.

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