Firstly, it’s important to clarify inflammation is an important part of your body to heal hand repair damage. Without inflammation your body would not heal itself properly after an injury or sickness. Inflammation is also a normal part of exercise when you train your muscle fibres they tear and inflammation is part of growing and repairing muscle cells. The problem with inflammation starts to happen when it is occurring over the long term also called chronic inflammation. It can cause a list of unwanted results, one of which is a reduced quality of life with increased stress in your body and mind as well as making a barrier to a healthy weight.
So, what can you do to manage inflammation?
1. Get enough sleep.
This varies from individual to individual but generally the minimum is set between 6-8 hours a night. Getting enough sleeps sets your body and hormones back in balance which you need to function at your best and manage everyday stresses of life. Try having a set routine when you go to bed at night, removing electronics like your phone around an hour before bed will help your body wind down. Waking up at a similar time each day also helps set your body into a healthy hormone rhythm.
2. Find your chi.
Stress causes havoc to your body over the long term and influences many things including hormones. When your cortisol or stress hormone is elevated over a long time it can make it difficult to maintain a healthy weight as cortisol is a fat storing hormone. Managing stress by practicing mindfulness throughout the day and when you eat may help to reduce your stress levels.
3. Ditch the Typical Western Diet.
The typical western diet is one made up mostly of the unhealthy fats like trans and too much saturated fat, added sugars and salt. This way of eating promotes inflammation and stress in your body and mind. The whole foods which have sugars and fats like fish, dairy, whole grains, fruits and vegetables are not the enemy and help reduce the stress and inflammation. On top of this it is not just eating these whole foods but the variety within the food groups which will helps your body thrive... For the full article check out the blog on my website 😎