Friday, February 8, 2008

cure for the common cold

my immune system sucks.

but - when i exercise regularly, it seems i'm sick less of the time. so, this being my first year as a full-time teacher, i've made a mostly-consistent effort to take belle on long walks and do exercise videos "regularly." i don't know how much of a difference it's made, since i've had some kind of affliction, oh, 80% of this school year.

BUT - WebMD (the hypochondriacs first choice for an "informed" self-diagnosis) has, for once, shone a tiny ray of hope on my ever-waning health:

#7 Do Aerobic Exercise Regularly

Aerobic exercise speeds up the heart to pump larger quantities of blood; makes you breathe faster to help transfer oxygen from your lungs to your blood; and makes you sweat once your body heats up. These exercises help increase the body's natural virus-killing cells.

i knew i loved you, billy. and not just for those sassy spandex numbers.

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