Apr 9, 2020
Today, Dr. Josh Emdur joined us to discuss how runners can maintain a healthy immune system.
Running helps but running does not guarantee that you have a great immune system.
It is important to have a balanced approach to your training during this time period. Moderate exercise has been proven to help your immune system. Your immune system may be at risk if you are sustaining excess training loads.
Stress is stress. Stress can be physical or mental. You have to balance the physical stress from running against the stress from your daily life if you are trying to maintain a healthy immune system.
If you are trying to figure out the right balance of intensity and volume, here is a good rule of thumb: you should always finish a run feeling better than when you felt when you started.
It is important to have a tool like heart rate or Stryd to quantify how hard you are training so you can ensure you are running easy.