Inflammation is one of the health buzzwords (along with collagen, cupping, and hormone balance). a little We know we need to pay attention, but we can feel it all TRUE Overwhelming. The truth is that we are all inflammatory on some level. But contrary to popular belief, not all are bad. Inflammation is a natural process that helps the body heal and defend itself. But chronic inflammation is another story. As such, learning how to reduce inflammation is key to optimal health.
Prolonged inflammation can do a lot of damage to our bodies. Chronic inflammation can manifest in the form of digestive stress (gas, bloating, constipation, joint pain), uncomfortable skin (acne, eczema, psoriasis), low energy, or excess weight you can’t shake. In more serious cases, chronic inflammation can seriously damage our cells. Novant Health call “Development of potentially disabling or life-threatening illness.” Cancer and type 2 diabetes were among them.
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How to Reduce Inflammation: 6 Daily Tips
Inflammation is exacerbated by environmental toxins, stress overload, and a processed inflammatory diet. These are unfortunately seen in most of our daily lives. there is no.
Good news? If you want to learn how to reduce inflammation, here are some simple things you can incorporate into your daily routine to help you feel your best. Overwhelmed and not sure where to start? Pick two habits from the list below that you can actually add to your daily routine.I’ll see if I can add another one in a few weeks Build from there.
I know. Easier said than done! But there are some key things that you can incorporate into your daily routine that will make a big difference in how you feel.try to incorporate Incorporate a relaxing bath, yoga session, or meditation into your weekly, if not daily, ritual. Even a few mindful breaths before you start your day can help you focus yourself immediately. Feeling good has completely changed.
Staying fully hydrated flushes out the toxins we are exposed to on a daily basis.Think pesticides, heavy metals, air pollution, mold and more. Effective hydration is one of the key strategies to help your body detox effectively. Always keep a glass of water on your desk and by your bed, and take a water bottle with you whenever you leave the house. Still feeling inspired? Add these 10 things to your bottle that will supercharge your water.
PS Did you know there is a right time and a wrong time to drink water?
adjust one’s diet
One of the easiest ways to reduce inflammation is Daily meal choices. Processed sugars, refined carbohydrates, GMO dairy and oils such as soy, canola, soybeans, and corn all tax the gut and raise inflammatory markers. Try incorporating more cultured/probiotic-rich foods, vegetables, berries, healthy fats, nuts, dark chocolate, green tea, spiced turmeric, cinnamon, garlic and ginger.
begin to move
Exercise reduces inflammatory markers and the risk of chronic disease. Movement brings fresh blood and oxygen throughout your body, pumps your lymphatic system to remove waste products, and gently heals your digestive system if it’s not working. Get at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day or sweat it out in the sauna. Walking is a great source of exercise. Or you can try any of these ideas for a fun move.
try dry brushing
Dry brushing is a great way to move toxins through your body. It stimulates the lymphatic system and relieves the body’s efforts to reduce inflammation. This is his one of my favorite daily routines (along with facial massage). With consistency, I notice smoother, more even skin. Plus better energy overall!
sleep is your body time recoveryWhile you sleep, your body flushes out toxins and enters a deep healing state. Start by getting 30 extra minutes of sleep per night and slowly build up to 7-8 hours. Once you’ve experienced how great you feel after a truly restful night’s sleep, you’ll never want to go back!
This post was originally published on January 17, 2019 and has since been updated.