Managing the Inflammatory Response: Exercise and Physical Activities

This is part of our ongoing The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging spotlight. Each day, we will be posting some of the great information that’s packed into our book, The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging.

Today’s topic:
Tips for Promoting a Normal Healthy, Balanced Inflammatory Response: Exercise and Physical Activities

The results of the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society show quite clearly that one of the most effective things you can do to promote the health of your immune system and maintain inflammatory balance is to perform some combination of physical activities for at least 3 hours every week.7 Gardening, yard work, housework, walking up and down stairs, walking at least a mile, calisthenics, using small or large weights, bicycle riding or any other activity that requires putting your body in motion all contribute to the production of physiological responses that reduce the “inflammatory tone” of your body.

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Tips for Promoting a Normal Healthy, Balanced Inflammatory Response: Stop Smoking!

References:
7. Sarkar D, Lebedeva IV, Emdad L, Kang DC, Baldwin AS Jr, Fisher PB. Human polynucleotide phosphorylase (hPNPaseold-35): A potential link between aging and inflammation. Cancer Res 2004;64:7473- 7478.


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