Exercising after your Covid-19 or flu shot may boost antibodies, study says

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Exercising immediately after getting a Covid-19 or flu vaccine may increase its effectiveness, according to a new study published in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.

The research team, from Iowa State University in the US, found that a light- to moderate-intensity exercise session after getting vaccinated can boost one's immune response.

Three vaccines formed part of their analysis: 16 participants received the 2009 pandemic influenza H1N1 vaccine; 26 received the seasonal flu shot; and 35 received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

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