ISU Studies Link Between Exercise and Flu

Exercising after taking a flu shot could boost immunity, studies show.

Could exercising before or after a flu shot give you an added shot in the arm?

That's what Iowa State University researchers are trying to determine Marian Kohut, an ISU professor of kinesiology, told Radio Iowa.

In recent studies, researches found that college students who had received a flu shot and exercised had an increased number of antibodies compared to those who did not.

Researchers said they are still studying to see if its better to exercise before or after the shot and if the same results would be found in non-college student populations.

Results are inconclusive, but exercising around of the time you take a flu shot can't hurt.

If you haven't received your flu shot yet here are a few places in Ames that offer them according to the HealthMap Vaccine Finder:


Target Pharmacy

320 S. Duff Ave.

Ames, IA 50010


Medicap #8003 Grx Ames

105 Lincoln Way

Ames, IA 50010

(515) 232-1653

Hy-Vee Drugstore (7007)

500 Main Street Suite A

Ames, IA 50010

(515) 233-9858

Hy-Vee Pharmacy #2 (1018)

640 Lincoln Way

Ames, IA 50014

(515) 233-5645


2719 Grand Ave

Ames, IA 50010

(515) 232-8284




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