Experts in Sport: E11 - Exercise, immune defence and illness in elite athletes

With competition across the globe currently on pause, attention within sport has turned to maintaining athlete health and well-being.

In this week’s Experts in Sport podcast, host Martin Foster (Applied Sport Management Lead) is joined by the University’s Lettie Bishop, Professor of Exercise Immunology, and Dr Martin Lindley, Senior Lecturer and Director of Biosciences within the School of Sport, Health and Exercises Sciences.

The panel discusses exercise, immune defence and illness in elite athletes, training volume and intensity and its potential impact on immune function, with the experts concluding with advice to elite athletes regarding the current COVID-19 pandemic. 

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