The flu season lasts from October through April. When the annual flu vaccine becomes available (typically in late September), it can provide protection. Furthermore, getting adequate aerobic exercise may help minimize the chance of dying from flu or pneumonia, according to a study published online by the British Journal of Sports Medicine on May 16, 2023.
According to the guidelines, adults should engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week. Researchers looked at activity data from 577,909 adults who were monitored for an average of nine years from 1998 to 2018.
They discovered that persons who exercised were 36% less likely to die from pneumonia or influenza than those who did not. The danger was decreased in half for persons who exercised 301 to 600 minutes each week.
However, doing more than 600 minutes provided no additional protection. The researchers hypothesized that the advantage stemmed from aerobic exercise strengthening the body's immunological response.