According to a Harvard Medical School report, Chronic inflammation plays a central role in some of the most challenging diseases of our time, including rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, and even Alzheimer’s. Read the report here: https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/understanding-inflammation
People, we need to eat better and exercise to stay healthy and be independent and mobile into older age.
There are many foods that can be included in your diet that can help to reduce and manage inflammation (https://www.healthline.com/health/rheumatoid-arthritis/foods-that-reduce-inflammation).
These foods contain anti oxidants which are compounds that inhibit oxidation. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals, that lead to chain reactions in the body that may damage healthy cells. There are also supplements that can be taken. Some are better than others. And of course there are medications available. But if you could manage inflammation with diet and exercise you reap the enormous benefits such as reducing inflammation, being energetic, fit and strong, managing and maintaining a healthy weight, improving blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol, and looking great at your age, body type, and size. This includes older men and peri and post-menopausal women who may have some extra pounds. We can embrace ourselves at any size and be healthy. Fit people look fit, right?
We need to know our blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol and other important values (“numbers”). That’s a topic for another day, but it all fits together like a beautiful puzzle designed by our creator.
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