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Sometimes we mistake extra weight for inflammation.
The extra fat around your midsection, neck, and legs could actually be inflammation.
What this means is that your body is working to keep you healthy. Something that you ate added stress, an allergen, or an injury is irritating your immune system and causing your body to flood with inflammation to protect you.
Would you believe me if I told you that the best way to lower inflammation is self-care and diet?
That’s what I’m going to share with you today. After you read this article, you will have a better idea of the changes you could make to lower the inflammation in your body.
What is Inflammation?
Inflammation is your body’s defense mechanism to fight off anything that poses a threat to your wellbeing.
The swelling, redness, and pain are all symptoms that work together to heal your body. Your immune system orchestrates it.
When something happens, your immune system kicks into high gear to send white blood cells and structural proteins to the area in trouble to save you from infection and further injury.
Chronic inflammation is more severe than acute inflammation because it can last for years to come. Living with chronic inflammation over time negatively impacts your body’s ability to take care of itself.
With time, your wound healing response will be slower. Your chances of developing a chronic disease like arthritis, diabetes, depression, gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, and heart disease increase.
Chronic inflammation is a risk factor for disease and close to 50 percent of deaths worldwide.
Collectively, diseases related to chronic inflammation account for 50% of deaths worldwide.
Obesity is a risk factor for inflammation. It drives inflammation because the body is overworking to maintain itself. It lowers mortality and vitality.
Extra weight puts pressure on our joints and arteries, making them work harder to maintain us.
I’m not just talking about ten extra pounds. I’m talking about thirty or more extra pounds.
Once you lose weight, you will notice how much easier it is to move. Losing weight can ease joint pain, lower your blood pressure, diminish diabetes, lower the stress on your body and organs, and enhance your ability to move.
The truth is if you have been obese and lost weight, you start to feel when you have added pressure on the joints and when you have shortness of breath from climbing stairs.
Advising against obesity
The problem with being advised to lose weight for health reasons is complicated because it often involves politics, medical bias, social status, body image, stigma, and socioeconomics.
As a result, advising against obesity has also become a health issue that often isn’t addressed in the same medically effective and objective manner as other medical conditions.
But I’m here to tell you that if you are carrying around fifty extra pounds, it impacts you at one level or another. The main level is it increases your chances of developing a chronic disease...Read More