Short Stretches of Exercise May Have Anti-Inflammatory Effect
|Short Stretches of Exercise May Have Anti-Inflammatory Effect||Darrell Miller||01/28/17|
January 28, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (email@example.com)
Subject: Short Stretches of Exercise May Have Anti-Inflammatory Effect
Exercise does more than just strengthen muscles. Studies show that it also helps stave off inflammation in the body. After walking at a moderate pace for just 20 minutes, patients were shown to have lower levels of immune cells circulating in their blood. Scientists are not yet sure what this means for a patient’s health, but they know that heart disease and diabetes are linked to prolonged inflammation.
- Just 20 minutes of moderate exercise may dampen inflammation in the body, researchers say.
- The immune system produces swelling by rushing to protect the body from injuries and invaders, such as germs.
- But inflammation can become permanent, poisoning tissues in the body and contributing to diseases, including diabetes, Hong explained.
"Studies have suggested that exercise lowers inflammation, especially when you're active on a regular basis. However, "what is less known is how that is happening," Hong added."