Should you exercise after the flu shot?

Today we had our annual flu shot clinic at work. I tried to use this as an excuse – my arm was sore! – to wimp out of going to the gym. Then I read this:

Researchers at Iowa State University found that college students who exercised after getting the flu vaccine doubled their immune response compared with college students who remained sedentary.

Dammit. Skipping, weight training and a run ensued.

5 thoughts on “Should you exercise after the flu shot?

    1. Haha! Well, I thought about the terrible flu I had that almost made me sit out Christmas last year (even though I HAD the flu shot) and I decided doubling my immune response was a pretty good idea. The weird thing was, it ended up being one of the best work outs of my life – I had so much energy!!

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