It’s getting colder, darker, damper and we all know what that means… the plague is coming. Your office becomes a soup kitchen of germs, air conditioning and repeated comments of: “I just cannot afford to be sick right now” following by a hacking cough and shivers.
There really is nothing worse than getting ill when you’re trying to be fit, or right before an event that you’ve been preparing for for months. Being ill can hinder your training plans, and mentally drain you of that last bit of motivation that you’ve been hanging onto.
The good news is that moderate, regular exercise and a healthy diet is good for your immune system. The bad news is that hard interval training is definitely not good for it, and your body is weak to bugs in the hour or so after a tough training session.
Recovery: The hidden secret to effective training
There are plenty of foods that will help boost your immune system, so stay ahead of those germs and build up your defences – here are some of the best….