Exercise and inflammation

We know exercise is good for us and as time goes on we have a greater understanding of how our body responds and benefits from regular exercise.  Many research studies have now shown that exercise has a very beneficial effect on inflammation.  Exercise stimulates anti-inflammatory cytokines to be released from muscle tissue.  These and other hormones help to reduce levels of inflammation within our bodies.  As inflammation is a major cause of ill health, whether it be in the joints or in tissues such as our arteries, any reduction is fantastic news.

In short, if you do exercise keep going.  If you don’t exercise start now!  Find something you enjoy, take on a challenge, join a club.  Anything to get your muscles working regularly.


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