Chapter 14 – Staying Healthy and Illness-Free (PDF)


The effects of both and age and training on the immune system are presented. More importantly, practical tips on how to boost our immune system are presented. For the compulsive trainers who ask the question ‘should I train when I’m sick?’, a simple ‘neck check’ is presented.

Topics Include

  • The effects of aging on the immune system
  • The effects of exercise on the immune system
  • Ways to boost the immune system in athletes
  • Curing the common cold in athletes
  • To train or not to train – use the “Neck Check”
  • Preventing fatigue in athletes