Following our ongoing theme of inflammation, today I want to discuss how good old exercise decreases inflammation. Yes- another fabulous reason to get out there and take a walk or hop on your bike!
To start this discussion of inflammation, we should first recognize there are basically 2 categories of inflammation. One is the kind that occurs at the site of an injury/ wound, and this type is beneficial because it helps recruit immune cells to the area to help heal damaged tissue. Although initially beneficial, it can become a problem if it is ongoing and doesn’t resolve.