3 Ways to Reduce Inflammation

3 Ways to Reduce Inflammation

by Cole Singer December 20, 2018

3 Ways to Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation can get us at the worst of times. Nobody likes the feeling of joint pain and things like headaches and back pain can hinder our ability to be present when it matters most. Luckily, inflammation can be reduced with just a few easy steps.

Exercise to Reduce Inflammation

When all else fails, exercise can seem like the answer to everything. In the case of inflammation, it is true that regular physical activity can help reduce irritation. Why is this?

The great thing about exercise is that it can help strengthen your muscles. Think about what happens when you work out. It may not feel great in the moment but give it a day or two and you’ll be glad you did it in the first place. The best place to start when it comes to inflammation exercise is to focus on your back and core. Simple activities such as stretching and working on flexibility can improve your core to the point at which you can move onto other exercises that improve other parts of your body. Nothing happens overnight of course but, in the long-term, you’ll feel fantastic as a result of routine exercise. 

Try Eating Good Fats 

It may seem counterintuitive at first, but good fats are great in moderation. Natural omega-3 fats are terrific for your overall health and can help with issues that arise from inflammation as well. Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in foods such as salmon and nuts and, as long as you don’t go overboard, can help reduce the risk of disease. Foods in which omega-3s are found often provide ample amounts of protein as well. In fact, it could be beneficial to have salmon before a big workout if you want to build muscle mass. The omega-3 will help reduce the risk of disease and heart problems and slow the development of plaque in your arteries. This all helps to reduce inflammation and, when you add the protein that comes with it, can help you get in the routine of exercising on a regular basis.

Drink Matcha Tea 

Matcha tea has been coined as a bit of a superfood in recent years. It has suddenly become a staple in American breakfasts, and there are a few reasons for that. Matcha contains catechins, which help to improve weight loss. One of these catechins is EGCg, which promotes a healthy heart and brain. When you drink matcha, these effects all tie together to make your body healthier and in less pain. Since matcha is often used as a morning energizer, it is pretty easy to get in the routine of drinking a matcha a day. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even try substituting your coffee for matcha in the morning. You might be surprised how good you feel in the morning, the afternoon and even after work.

 

Try these three things one at a time or all together. Once you start, there’s no telling how free you’ll feel!


Cole Singer
Cole Singer

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Ex-New Yorker. Traveled all the way to California to experience matcha tea in its finest form. Has been thriving ever since.


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