Boosting Your Diet to Reduce Inflammation
By Maria England, NDTR, ABS Team Member
Working out is one of the best habits we can get into for our bodies, but sometimes it can be tough to over come stiff joints and inflammation. We can boost our diet with anti-inflammatory foods though that will lower the inflammation in our joints and muscles and make it easier to reach our goals!
Inflammation is a natural part of our body’s defense system. It protects our body by helping to heal injuries, which can include the small tear and wear from every day routines and workouts. When we workout we tear muscles and our body repairs these tears, which makes stronger muscles. During this process inflammation steps in to help with this process. But to help reduce excess inflammation we can add foods that are anti-inflammatory.
We often forget that actually getting up and moving is another way to reduce sore muscles and joints. Being active and moving helps to reduce stiff joints and sore muscles. Stretching every day helps to lengthen muscles and is helpful to lubricate our stiff joints.
Eating a well-rounded diet with colorful fruits and vegetables, spices, and fatty fish at least twice a week can help to reduce inflammation and keep you motivated to reach your workout goals!