Train your immune system and live to be 100 years old


About the research

Did you know that exercising is not only good for your health, but also has a positive impact on your immune system? Only scientists don't know exactly why. Lena Fonteyn (Hasselt University) dives deeper into the mystery of myokines - substances your muscle cells produce during exercise. "If we can unravel this secret, we can help you train your immune system and maybe reach 100 in a healthy way!" 

Lena Fonteyn

As a physiotherapist, Lena is fascinated by sport and exercise, and how this can be used as medicine. This fascination combined with an eagerness to learn led her to start a PhD at UHasselt. She is currently immersed in Immunology, where she studies the interaction between sports and the ageing immune system.

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