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Inflammation: The hidden health threat

Acute inflammation is the body’s way of fighting infections and coping with injuries, and it plays an important role in keeping us healthy. But there’s another kind of inflammation that can make us sick. Chronic, low level inflammation has been linked to many diseases and chronic health conditions, from arthritis and Alzheimer’s to heart disease and cancer.

Fortunately, you can reduce chronic inflammation and your risk for these diseases with healthy lifestyle choices, particularly in the kind of food you eat. In this podcast, I explain what inflammation is, how things like stress, exercise and diet affect it, and what you can to do reduce chronic inflammation.

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Pedaling your way to better health

Cycling is a great aerobic option that helps improve muscle strength and endurance. It is easier on your joints than running or walking since there is less impact on your hips, knees, ankles and feet. This is especially helpful for those who are newer to exercise, have arthritis or painful joints, or are overweight.

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