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Joints, did you know that physical movement reduces inflammation?

January 1, 2018


Obesity, overweight, and sedentariness have a pro-inflammatory effect, affecting the joints as well – explains Professor Carlo Selmi, Head of the Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology at Humanitas hospital and Professor at the University of Milan. Moving and keeping the joints in movement with regular physical activity is a helpful strategy to combat inflammation and reduce body weight. The extra pounds, in fact, when being overweight, present overload on the joints, such as knees, pelvis and even hands. If you stay active and have a regular moderate physical activity, based on your initial clinical conditions, helps to fight inflammation. In addition to physical activity, diet is also important. In fact, some of the foods are also anti-inflammatories like, for example, turmeric, seasonal fruits and vegetables, such as broccoli and brassicas, omega 3 from fish or some seeds like crushed linseeds, walnuts, all to be added within a balanced diet.

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