Fight Inflammation Six Simple Ways

Chronic inflammation is not only a leading cause of painful joints, it is also implicated in a host of health problems including cancer, overweight, Alzheimerís, and heart disease. America is sometimes called the ďInflammation NationĒ because our diet and lifestyle puts us at risk for this condition. Here are six simple ways to combat inflammation to improve your health and wellbeing.

1. Eat more anti-inflammatory foods. Avoid trans fats and corn syrup. Instead, choose foods high in inflammation-fighting properties like extra-virgin olive oil, whole grains, and plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits.

2. Get sufficient sleep. Most of us donít get enough. Aim for 8 hours a night.

3. Relax! When we give ourselves the gift of deep relaxation we help our bodies put out the inflammation fire.

4. Lower your stress levels. High levels of stress are a leading factor in inflammation.

5. Keep your weight at a healthy-for-you level. Ironically, not dieting but eating MORE anti-inflammatory foods will actually help you to do this!

6. Exercise. As little as 30 minutes of walking on most days will be hugely beneficial.

By the Care2 Staff.

91 comments

Freddy Jones
Freddy Jones3 years ago

thank you

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Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)

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Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago

Thanks

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Shea Holliman
Shea Holliman4 years ago

thank you much

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Natasha Salgado
Past Member 4 years ago

Thanks

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Karen Foley
Karen P4 years ago

All good advice. One of the best anti-inflammatories is organic coconut oil - and it's so delicious as well as good for you.

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Amandine S.
Past Member 4 years ago

Thank you for the useful tips.

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Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne R4 years ago

Good info. Thanks.

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Elena T.
Elena Poensgen4 years ago

Thank you :)

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Sue H.
sue H4 years ago

Common sense, thanks

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