Fitness Fact: Exercise & Sick Days

Professor David Nieman, Dr. PH. of Appalachian State University, conducted three trials with more than 150 females comparing sedentary individuals to participants who engaged in moderate exercise (i.e., a brisk walk for 45 minutes, five days per week). After three and a half months Nieman reported that, “the number of days of sickness in the walkers was just almost half of the [sedentary] control group. This is huge statistically. There’s no other supplement, no drug, that comes close to reducing the number of sickness days.”