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Walk away inflammation!!

Did you know that just 20 minutes of walking can help reduce inflammation?  New research shows that a single 20-minute moderate intensity workout session can have anti-inflammatory effects.  The cool thing about this study is that it does build upon other studies showing the benefits of physical exercise, but more importantly it showed that even people with reduced strength or mobility can benefit, even if they just perform some fast walking for 20 minutes or more.  This may also help develop new therapies for individuals with auto immune disease!!  Go for a fast walk and enjoy the benefits!!

Joint Pain, Inflammation, And What You Can Do

Joint pain is often a result of inflammation, even low grade inflammation can cause problems. In fact, inflammation is now considered the major culprit in cardiovascular disease, more so than lowering cholesterol. Some herbal ingredients and spices provide anti-inflammatory properties. Extracts from turmeric and ginger are good, as well as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory botanicals such as ashwaganda, boswellia and maritime pine. They are systemic in nature so when consumed, they can significantly reduce inflammation within the body as well as the joint.

Joint Pain And Supplementation

Speaking of joint pain, did you know that stress activates a biochemical pathway that signals a chronic inflammatory response that can interfere with joint function. Some good joint anti-inflammatory agents include omega 3 EFA’s, EPA and DHA from fish oil. Also, vitamin D and E offer benefits that are good for joint pain but also joint stiffness. Finally, glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate are great for supporting the joint cartilage and are known as natural “joint builders.” Adding these basic components to your diet can help tremendously, if used properly and consistently. More about this next time!