Keep Inflammation at bay
Pure eating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle go hand in hand with inflammation, but by abiding by some general guidelines, you can keep it in check.
Follow these tips from eatingwell.com when on your journey to lifelong transformation. Your body will thank you for it!
- Take care of your body and your heart with yoga. With yoga you'll take away ways to overcome inflammation by building skills like deep breathing, stretching, and slowing down your mind, which you can practice during mini-breaks scheduled throughout your busy work day.
- Keep omega fats in check. Eat fatty fish like salmon two times per week as part of the lean and green meal and for a heart healthy dose of omega 3 fatty acids.
- Exercise is important. Every time you exercise, whether you take a hike or run a mile, your body releases "feel good" chemicals. Exercising not only melts away stress, it also protects against inflammation and helps you maintain a healthy weight.
- Limit bad fats. Avoid high fat content found in fried foods, especially, but note that mono and polyunsaturated fats are considered heart-healthy. You can find options for these types of fats on the 'Condiment & Healthy Fat List', including avocado, olives, olive oil, nuts and seeds.
The OPTAVIA Community is always here to support and guide you. Ask me for other ideas on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and keep inflammation in check!