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Guest Post: Working Out in the Flu Season – The dos and the don’ts

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Our latest post comes from the wonderful and talented Samantha Olivier from Ripped.me. We’re delighted to have Samantha featured on the site again and know you’ll enjoy her latest piece.

Do viruses really have their own “season” when they go out and start infecting people? No, of course not, we are the ones that create a suitable environment for them to grow in. The environment we create for our body constantly changes, while we’re constantly being attacked by various pathogens. When we start drinking more, eating without control, and get stressed out (usually during the holidays), we seem to enter the flu season as well.

Flu season is the time when we bombard ourselves with things like alcohol and sugar. Alcohol is known to depress the regenerative HGH (human growth hormone) at night during sleep, while sugar may depress the immune system for up to few hours.

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