Furthermore, the immune system does not kick into full disease fighting mode until the nervous system releases the pressure on the sympathetic system (i.e. off the flight-fight-freeze reactions) and allows the parasympathetic nervous system (i.e. rest-digest-sleep-heal responses) to kick into full gear. When the sympathetic system is on the body doesnt care about diseases that may or may not kill the person in a day, a few days or a few weeks… the sympathetic nervous system is our emergency response/survival system and it only cares about whats happening right now this instant… its predominantly worried about bleeding to death, hence the reason why blood clotting is elevated when the sympathetic system is on (explaining also the connection between an anaerobic physiological state and heart attacks which are predominantly caused by blood clots, and why 87% of all strokes are due to clots).
So… can we conclude our investigation and declare that we have a potential suspect to our “who done it” mystery? I believe so, and I believe in the coming weeks and months it will become clearer still that a physiological anaerobic state — the state that every spin class, bootcamp, HiiT & Tabata session want you to be in — is a key predictor of Covid19 susceptibility, and more importantly vulnerability to all disease as the anaerobic state effectively shuts off the long term focus of the immune system, focusing it entirely on life perserving measures moment to moment (including beating the shit out of a doctor mistaking their efforts to save your life, as a threat against your life).
So ask yourself this… am I exercising with the intent of shutting off my disease fighting immune response, or am I exercising to strengthen not just my muscles and bones but as importantly if not more importantly to strengthen the disease fighting functions of my immune system? Exercise wrong and you cause disease; exercise correctly and you prevent disease. So the question is… are you working with a trainer or coach who actually knows that there is a difference?
There is a way to be healthy, to live healthy, to train for health, to train to regain health… but it ain’t HiiT or anything that resembles it. Want health… then find a mentor, a coach, a teacher who is educated and experienced in how the body works and can guide you to true health, for sport, for performance, and most of all to avoid disease. Trainers and coaches who focus on HiiT are only setting you up to fall, and unfortunately it will likely be a costly fall at that.