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How to reduce inflammation in the body: doctors' advice

Anna CherkasovaSociety
Chronic inflammation can cause health problems

Throughout our lives, we are constantly exposed to negative environmental influences. Inflammation is the body's natural response to injuries and infections, and it also indicates the proper functioning of the immune system. However, chronic inflammation is not healthy and can cause serious illnesses, such as arthritis, diabetes, or heart disease. To prevent this, you should follow a balanced diet, lead an active life, resist stress, and establish a rest regimen.

Most diseases can be prevented by following simple rules and a healthy lifestyle. Eat This, Not That! has identified effective ways that can help.

Proper nutrition

Everyone has known about the benefits of a balanced diet since childhood. A proper diet has a significant impact on reducing inflammation in the human body and prevents serious diseases. For example, the consumption of olive oil, tomatoes, spinach and cabbage, fatty fish and nuts, strawberries, cherries, oranges, etc. can be of great benefit.

In addition, it is necessary to avoid foods that can cause inflammation, such as red and processed meat, refined and fried foods, margarine, and sweetened drinks.

Healthy weight

Being overweight can not only ruin your figure but also cause serious health risks. Obesity is associated with chronic inflammation, which in turn causes other pathological processes in the body.

Regular exercise

Physical activity does not have to be intense to fight inflammation. According to Susie Hong, PhD, 30 minutes of moderate exercise or even brisk walking is enough to achieve an anti-inflammatory effect.

Get enough sleep

For the body to function properly, it is recommended to sleep 7-9 hours a day. Rest and inflammation are interrelated processes, as a constant lack of sleep provokes inflammation. That's why, despite the frantic pace of life and catastrophic employment, it's worth adjusting your schedule and establishing a rest regimen.

Stress management

Modern life requires high endurance and energy expenditure. Sometimes this makes people feel constantly stressed, and this only harms their health. Inflammation is partially regulated by cortisol, a stress hormone. If it fails, the inflammatory process gets out of control.

Under stress, the immune system cannot respond to hormonal changes, and this leads to disease. That is why, to prevent serious illnesses, it is necessary not only to monitor the state of the body but also to pay attention to psychological health.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL talked about the importance of establishing a healthy gut. Researchers have shown that skin and joint health can depend on intestinal microorganisms.

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