We already know that regular exercise reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, bowel cancer, breast cancer, and depression. A new Danish study finds that physical exercise with low to moderate-intensity can also significantly reduce the risk of bacterial infections.
Dr. Catherine Pape Madsen, a researcher at the University of Alburg, Denmark, and her team analyzed the exercise time and health status of 18874 participants in the North Denmark Health Survey from 2007 to 2010 and assessed the risk of bacterial infection.
In the one-year follow-up survey, 5368 participants went to medical institutions to prescribe one or more antibiotics. The results showed that compared with sedentary participants, the risk of bacterial infection was reduced by 10% in those who did low-intensity exercise in leisure time, while the risk of cystitis
(urinary tract infection) was reduced by 32% and 21% in those who did low to moderate-intensity exercise, respectively.
Dr. Madsen said lack of physical activity had been identified by the World Health Organization as the fourth leading risk factor for early death. Low to moderate-intensity exercise can not only reduce the risk of bacterial infection but also reduce the incidence of various diseases and the risk of early death.
Immune function is a normal physiological function of the human body. It can identify all harmful substances from outside and itself, and try to eliminate them to protect the body from harm, and excessive sports injure people's immune functions.
A lot of exercises can increase the number of CD16 killer cells, and the number of immune cells decreases in the body. In the past, scientists have noticed that excessive exercise can harm the immune system. These athletes are more susceptible to colds, while low to moderate-intensity exercise can improve immunity and fight viral or bacterial infections.
The University of Toronto has 40-minute aerobic exercise three or five times a week for 12 consecutive weeks for 19-29-year-olds who do not exercise regularly. Blood tests showed that CD16 killer cells increased by 27% in those who exercised three times a week, while only 21% in those who exercised five times a week.
The number of immune cells decreased by 33% in those who exercised five times a week but did not change in those who exercised three times a week. Moderate exercise is aerobic exercise three times a week. High-intensity and intensive exercise five or more times a week, will reduce immunity.
Therefore, when patients change to urogenital diseases such as cystitis, In addition to active treatment with antibiotics or traditional Chinese herbal medicine Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill, which are safe and can kill the bacteria without side effects, or the treatment options suitable for your own actual condition. And patients need to develop good hygiene habits, regular exercise is recommended to enhance immunity, so as to prevent the recurrence of the disease.