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How EMS training supports our immune system

 

A strong immune system helps to fight off pathogens and protect the body from infections. The following factors help to strengthen our immune system.

Munich, 8 June 2020 - Moderate endurance sports and targeted muscle development strengthen the body and therefore also the immune system. People who regularly take part in EMS training therefore benefit from stronger physical resistance as a positive side effect. EMS workouts also stimulate and strengthen our deep musculature, release tensions and build up strength and endurance.

After the pandemic-related lockdown all Bodystreet studios are now open again. "The hygiene standards at Bodystreet have always been at the highest level. At Bodystreet people not only work out more hygienically, but also more efficiently. If you want to strengthen your immune system effectively in the long term, Bodystreet is the right place for you," says Bodystreet founder Emma Lehner in an interview.

Regular exercise significantly increases the number of immune cells in the blood. However, it is important not to overexert the body or to push your own limits too far. "During EMS training with Bodystreet the intensity of the current impulses is always regulated by a trainer and individually adapted to the individual daily physical condition. And the immune system benefits from this, because if you overexert yourself during exercise, you usually suffer the opposite effect and weaken your immune system," continues Emma Lehner.

The rest phases after training are also particularly important for our immune system and our entire organism. This is when the body recovers from the workout, regenerates and strengthens itself. Without sufficient rest or regeneration phases the body can become more susceptible to infections. Twenty minutes of intensive EMS training per week are therefore perfectly sufficient.

An adequate fluid intake is also important in connection with exercise, because dried-out mucous membranes weaken the body's protective barriers and increase the risk of bacteria and viruses. Since EMS training with Bodystreet is relatively short but demanding, you usually don't need to drink any fluids during the workout - but you need to drink all the more liquid before and afterwards.

In addition to rest periods after sports, sufficient sleep of about seven to eight hours per night is also very important for a healthy body with a strong immune system. Those who sleep too little in the long run have less time to recover and build up immune cells.

In addition to sufficient exercise and appropriate rest periods, the immune system can be further strengthened with a balanced and wholesome diet. The development of the immune system is above all supported by foods rich in vitamin C, which can be found in fresh herbs (nettles and parsley) as well as in vegetables (red peppers, kale and broccoli) and fruit (acerola, sea buckthorn and rose hip).

Zinc has also been proven to support the immune system. This valuable trace element can be found in nuts, meat, fish and seafood as well as legumes, oat flakes and wheat bran.

Ginger and turmeric are beneficial spices with a long tradition, which also strengthen the immune system. The many antioxidants in these spices have an immune-strengthening effect and can be eaten fresh in either tea or in meals. Fermented vegetables such as sauerkraut or Korean kimchi with their healthy lactic acid bacteria also boost the body's defences and stimulate the intestinal flora.

Last but not least: the body needs vitamin D for a stable immune system. If the skin is exposed to sufficient sunlight, the body can produce its own vitamin D.

"In addition enhancing their physical appearance, for many of our members looking after their health is the most important thing. With only 20 minutes of training per week, Bodystreet allows you to achieve your training objectives easily, effectively strengthens your immune system and gives you more time for leisure, job and family", concludes Emma Lehner.

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