5 Ways to Help Prevent Chronic Inflammation

Last updated on August 15, 2023

We know that chronic inflammation is detrimental to our health and causes multiple chronic diseases. More than 50% of us have at least one of these inflammatory conditions and they are the leading cause of death worldwide. This is why it is important to know how we can prevent chronic inflammation and lead healthy lives.

1. Address Your Stress

Repeatedly triggered stress hormones contribute to chronic inflammation. Meditation, breath work, exercise, yoga and mindfulness can reduce stress and thus inflammation on the body.

2. Get Adjusted

Subluxation in the spine causes inflammation and nerve interference, adjustments correct subluxations and help reset the nervous system.

3. Avoid Smoking & Drink in Moderation

Research has proven the harmful inflammatory effect cigarettes and alcohol have on the body. Moderate alcohol use generally means two drinks or less per day for men, and no more than one a day for women.

4. Move Your Body

Regular exercise of at least three to five times per week not only improves muscular strength and cardiovascular fitness but studies show it also reduces inflammation. In addition, research also suggests that having a sedentary lifestyle or low levels of physical activity is directly related to an increase in inflammatory markers in the blood and increased anabolic resistance.

5. Eat Anti-Inflammatory Foods

A nutrient-dense,whole foods diet including fruits, vegetables, lean meat and fish can help reduce inflammation within the body.

  • A good example is the Mediterranean diet’ as it includes many foods with anti-inflammatory properties, including oily fish, a variety of colourful produce, whole grains and healthy fats. 
  • Further options proven effective at reducing chronic inflammation are weight loss and intermittent fasting. These however should be discussed with your doctor.

 

This information is general in nature and does not substitute tailored advise to you and your body. Get assessed to find out more!

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