5 Week series on Reducing Inflammation: Part 4
Anytime you read up on best practices to stay healthy, you see two things – eat right and exercise. The two go hand in hand when it comes to preventing illnesses and injuries and promoting overall health. Eating well and moving your body helps keep things on track and can overcome setbacks like illness and injury.
Sedentary bodies are at risk for many problems including inflammation. Swollen joints, muscles, and other chronic pain can be relieved through activity. Staying healthy by eating right and exercising can prolong the length of your life as well as the quality of it.
Here are some fundamental ways moving your body can reduce inflammation:
Moving your body promotes circulation: Sedentary bodies are at risk for poor circulation. Loss of blood flow can result in inflammation and pain. Common pain can be found in the joints like knees and hips, and also pain in the back and neck. Moving your body increases blood flow to the limbs and helps your body stay limber.
Moving your body increases calorie burn- Being overweight is a chief contributor to inflammation. Too much pressure on joints, discs, and the skeleton can cause inflammation and pain. Moving your body can help keep your weight reasonable so you can carry yourself with less inflammation and less pain.
Moving your body elevates your mood- Being in pain all the time takes its toll on your mental health. You may know that you are living with pain because of inflammation in your body or you may not understand why you are experiencing pain. Whether you know inflammation is taking a toll on your body – and your mind – or not, being active can help keep your mindset clear.
Moving your body prevents disease- Movement is important for circulation and weight management but it also helps reduce the risk of diseases like coronary disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other debilitating diseases. The more you move, the less you need to worry about becoming sick or injured.
Moving your body is an easy way to fend off illness and injury. Being active goes a long way towards staying healthy and reducing issues like inflammation. If it’s been a while since you’ve been physically active, it might feel painful and sore to get going, but in a short time the pain will give way to feeling stronger and healthier. As the inflammation reduces and you gain momentum, you can expect to enjoy moving your body and seeing the benefits.
Want to add more movement in your life?Try out these short, fun, beginner- friendly (yet effective) videos.
I have been consciously adding more movement into my days. I walk my son to school, but usually spend the rest of the day working on my computer. To remedy this, I created an exercise playlist on the Life in Bloom! You Tube channel and have been doing the Zach Bush MD 4 minute workout each day. Also called the “Nitric Oxide Dump” it is “a new version of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) that is designed to stimulate the release of nitric oxide, which can catalyze and promote health.” Nitric Oxide is important for blood vessel health among other things. Better yet, anyone, even the most “busy” person, can fit it into their daily schedule.
I have also added Christian workouts to my “exercise playlist” on You Tube. The video below is one I did recently. It is upbeat, fun, and empowering. I really like that I can get the Word into me while I am exercising.
Want to add more movement in your life? Start by doing the Zach Bush workout every day (they recommend 3 times per day for maximum effect), and then pick one of the other workout videos on my playlist to try each day.
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Next week: Part 5: Try an Inflammation Fast for Quick Relief and Better