The relationship between sport-related physical activity and H1N1 virus can be studied from many perspectives including: 1) The high risk of transmission of H1N1 virus in athletes contact and collision sports and also those who live in or travel to endemic regions, and participate in exercise and competition groups; 2) Useful role of exercise and physical activity in high-risk individuals for H1N1 (metabolic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and obesity); 3)Improvement of immune system against infectious diseases by moderate exercise and physical activity. Therefore, prevention should be focused on vaccination, increasing physical fitness and hygiene in sport and non-sport environments especially in high-risk individuals.
Key words: H1N1, sport-related physical activity, immune system, metabolic diseases.
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