Over the winter flu season, 4.7% of people were believed to have flu compared to 6% the previous year. Some 5% of children were reported to have flu, compared to almost 8% the previous year. More research will need to be done into the effects of vigorous exercise in warding off the flu, but fresh data shows it can help reduce the chance of catching it, experts have said. Dr Alma Adler, research fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, explained: We’re really interested in the preliminary findings around fitness activity and flu-like illness, as exercise is something that everyone can do to reduce your chance of having http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/p90x3-reviews/sbwire-455028.htm flu.
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The United States of Exercise: Keep it up, Vermont
Nationally, the percentage of regular exercisers dropped slightly last year, which Gallup attributes to colder and wetter-than-normal weather. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data show 2013 was the coldest and wettest year since 2009; 2012, on the other hand, had warmer and drier than usual weather. Vermonters also get high marks for eating well. The Gallup-Healthways poll showed 67.8 percent of Green Mountineers ate five or more servings of vegetables on four or more days, ahead of every other state.
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