Top 5 Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle Tips

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Here are the Top 5 Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle Tips:

  1. Eat Whole Foods

    This means eating foods as close to their natural state as possible. The more ingredients are in the food you eat, the higher the chance that these are processed, chemical or additives that are highly likely to cause inflammation. Stick to fruits and vegetables, meat, nuts, fish, eggs and healthy fats while you avoid sugar, carbohydrates and trans fats like those found in processed foods.

  2. Relax 

    Finding the underlying causes of stress in your life and taking steps to reduce it will greatly help reduce chronic inflammation. Take time out of your day to meditate, listen to music, stretch, and take a daily break from the constant barrage of information from TV and the internet to allow your mind to clear. Your body and immune system will thank you for it.

  3. Exercise 

    There are so many benefits for incorporating regular exercise into your life, but one major perk is that it reduces inflammation. Exercise helps strengthen and balance your immune system, and has the extra bonus of helping to reduce stress!

  4. Avoid Allergens and Toxic Environments 

    It’s not always possible to completely avoid taking in toxins, but be aware of your environment and how you can reduce the amount of inflammatory triggers in your life. Gluten and dairy are two sources of food allergies that many people aren’t even aware of. Limit your time in environments where you may be inhaling chemicals or other toxins.

  5. Take Supplements 

    Ensure that your body gets all the nutrients it needs to maintain a balanced immune system. Multivitamins, Omega-3 fatty acids (found in fish oil) and Vitamin D all have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.

Your body wasn’t designed to deal with all of the toxins, stresses and processed foods that it most likely encounters on a day-to-day basis. An inflammatory response is only natural, but can be devastating when allowed to go on chronically.

Living a “go-go-go” lifestyle is highly conducive to inflammation, because you probably encounter stress, unhealthy convenience food and a lack of sleep almost daily.

Do you want to live your life on the path to disease, premature aging and all kinds of other health problems? Or are you willing to take the time to evaluate your diet and lifestyle and make fundamental changes that will ultimately extend the length and quality of your life?

The choice is yours; knowing the truth about chronic inflammation is the first step towards a healthier and longer life.

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