Now, it’s not just us at AHCC Research who thinks you should incorporate regular exercise in your day-to-day routines. Science tells us that exercise is one of the best ways you can support your immune system and give it the boost it needs. You have two basic types of immunity
: innate and adaptive. Your innate immune system launches an immediate, non-specific attack against a threat. Your adaptive immunity takes longer to kick in, but produces a specific response to a particular microbe.
Your sympathetic nervous system is the central pathway that increases your heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing. When your sympathetic nervous system is stimulated, hormones are released into your body that result in the suppression of key cytokines (part of your innate immune system). These cytokines are responsible for boosting your immune response, including eliminating cancer cells and providing positive inflammatory responses.
We know that regular exercise is key to preventing cardiovascular disease, preventing heart disease, and in preventing your sympathetic nervous system from becoming over-stimulated.