Autumn is the cold season: as soon as the temperatures drop and we spend more time indoors again, the annual cold and flu wave begins. If you want to prepare your body for this, you should start now: Endurance sports and targeted muscle building strengthen the body and support the immune system at the same time. With just 20 minutes of training per week, EMS is ideal for building the body’s own defences. Combined with the right diet and sufficient sleep, your chances of preventing a cold or flu are good.


Bonn, 15 October 2020 | Around half of the German population catches a cold once or twice a year. Especially in autumn and winter, coughs, colds and fevers are at their peak. Long-term strengthening of the body’s defences and immune system can be achieved with EMS training by Körperformen. “Moderate physical exertion in areas of strength and endurance has been proven to have a positive influence on the body’s immune system,” says Körperformen Managing Director Sammy Pesenti. “More defence cells are produced to fight viruses and bacteria in the blood. This reduces the risk of getting sick.” Prof. Wolfgang Kemmler from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg also confirms the positive effects of EMS training on the immune system: “The EMS training method is highly efficient,” says the expert, “just 20 minutes of EMS training per week can replace several hours of conventional weight training in the gym and strengthen the body’s defences in the long term.”


Maximum safety and the highest standards of hygiene during EMS training

“Despite the positive effect on the body’s defence cells, of course you must not overdo it with sport,” warns Marcel Kentenich, also a Managing Director of Körperformen. “Overtraining has the opposite effect and weakens the immune system. Thanks to the continuous support of a personal trainer, the personalised Körperformen training concept guarantees effective training at all times, but never one that is too demanding. This rules out the possibility of overexercising. The sophisticated Körperformen hygiene concept is another plus. “We ensure the strictest hygiene measures in our studios because the well-being, safety and health of our customers come first,” Sammy Pesenti emphasises. It is not only with regard to cleanliness that Körperformen attaches great importance to maintaining hygiene standards: “At our studios, a maximum of two people train at the same time so a safety distance of at least 1.5 metres is not a problem,” says Pesenti. All training equipment is disinfected after use and participants also change into and out of their clothes in individual cubicles.


Sufficient rest period thanks to time-efficient EMS training

In addition to sporting activity, it is important to allow the body to rest. This is because without enough sleep, the human body is more susceptible to infections. 20 minutes of EMS training per week is therefore ideal for strengthening the body while also giving it sufficient recovery time. One more tip from the experts: “You should drink plenty of fluids not only when doing sports, but also in everyday life, so that the mucous membranes in the mouth, throat and also in the intestines do not dry out. This is because dry mucous membranes offer a large surface for pathogens to attack,” says Marcel Kentenich. In addition to EMS training, a balanced healthy diet helps you to survive the autumn without catching a cold.


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