With Breast Cancer Awareness Month upon us, it is extremely important to be aware of your daily health habits. In an article from the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Dr. John Pierce, Ph.D., Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health, from the University of San Diego, conducted a study that showed that chronic inflammation and stress may lead to higher rates of breast cancer recurrence. The good news is that we can practice healthy lifestyle habits to reduce inflammation for daily health.
Tips for How to Reduce Inflammation
1) Eat Healthy Fats
Omega-3 fatty acids found in certain fatty fish, nuts, and seeds, along with avocados, olive oil, and other healthy fats may help counter inflammation. Medical researchers have found that people who take omega-3 supplements experience less disease activity and show lower signs of inflammation. They also require lower doses of medications.
2) Take the Correct Dosage of Medication
Anti-inflammatory medicines, like ibuprofen, have the effect of reducing chronic inflammation in the body. But it is, however, important to take the right dosage so you do not overdo it.
3) Don't Over-Cook Your Food
Medical researchers suggest that cooking food at high temperatures can lead to the formation of chemicals. These chemicals can trigger an inflammatory response in your body. It's recommended to not use high heat to grill, fry, or seer your beef, poultry, and fish.
4) Do Low-Impact Exercises
Low-impact exercises are said to help strengthen muscles in your back. This helps to alleviate straining - to prevent inflammation. Strength-training exercises are another great option because they help to support your spine.
5) De-stress and Get Enough Sleep
Getting enough sleep is extremely important. Doctors say that people with poor sleeping habits can cause themselves further inflammation. Mindfulness and taking time to de-stress also improves peoples' overall function. Relaxation is important as well because depression is said to potentially be linked to increased inflammation. So, meditation and other stress-reduction techniques could help improve your mood and help prevent inflammation also. A walk on the beach or a session of yoga can do you some good!
6) Use Anti-Inflammatory Spices
Using spices like turmeric, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper on your food, or in your coffee or tea can help reduce inflammation.
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