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Chronic inflammation can cause some serious problems for your health. It’s considered a contributing factor to diseases from arthritis to cancer, as well as long-term health conditions like obesity. When inflammation occurs, chemicals from the body's white blood cells are released into the blood or affected tissues to protect your body from foreign substances. This release of chemicals increases the blood flow to the area of injury or infection, and may result in redness and warmth. Some of the chemicals cause a leak of fluid into the tissues, resulting in swelling and pain.

According to WebMD, it can trigger osteoarthritis and autoimmune diseases. This includes lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, allergies, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease and Crohn's disease. Good news is that regular exercise has been shown to curb inflammation in the body.

New research suggests that your workouts don’t have to be that long, or that hard, to produce real results: Just 20 minutes of brisk walking produced an anti-inflammatory response in immune cells of study participants, supporting the idea that every workout truly does count. Take the small amount of time every day to be active. If you need more tips on living healthier give the best chiropractor in Missouri a visit at Vidan Family Chiropractic in Clayton. 

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