Activa: Where Is Back Pain Coming From?

THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO REDUCE INFLAMMATION

I am now back to my normal workout routine! “I came in after spending 6 weeks in a boot due to an ankle fracture. At the time I had difficulty with balance and mobility. I am now back to my normal workout routine. My ankle feels stronger and I ammore confident with mobility.” – Tempest H. I now have a full range of motion throughout my body! “Before coming to Activa I was unable to walk, sit, or stand without assistance. Iwas inextremepainallday,everyday.From themoment I came into Activa I was cared for with great attention, patience, and knowledge. Thanks to the team at Activa I now have a full range of motion throughout my body, pain-free.” – Elisabeth B. I am back to normal! “Activa therapy has been my home for 6 months. I had a rotation cuff surgery on August 16th, 2018. When I first started my therapy I couldn’t do much with my right arm. I actually lost the use of it. I work at a place where you have to wear your hair up. That was the first task I couldn’t do; I had to wear my hair to the side. Eventually, as time went by I was able to manage the task. There were times I didn’t feel I was going to get back to the full use of my arm. With the care and motivation of the staff, I am back to normal.Thank you all so much!” – Lucy F. GetMoreExercise. Itmightseemcounterintuitive,butbeingactivecanreduce your inflamation.This isbecauseobesity forcesyourbody tooverexert itself. You don't have to adopt a full workout routine—just two hours of common activities such as cleaning the house or taking a walk each day may help. Drink GreenTea. Fullofantioxidants,green tea tampsdownstress thatcan cause excess swelling. It takes a few cups each day to get the most benefit, but the results may be well worth it. Lower Stress Levels. Losing your cool forces your blood vessels to work extra hard. Find a pleasurable activity to keep your blood pressure and heart rate at more manageable levels. Eat More Nuts. Snacking on almonds, walnuts, and cashews gives you a powerful combination of antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. These combine to reduce inflammatory eefects in your system. Avoid Environmental Toxins. Your body can't help how it reacts to certain substances.These include toxins found inhouseholdcleaningproductsand other chemical. Try to switch to all-natural cleansers or use makeup that doesn't contain artificial ingredients. Sleep Better. When you don't get enough sleep, your body has a harder time fighting inflammation.That'sbecause tirednessmakesyoumoresusceptible What our recent graduates had to say...

to stress. Make sure you get at least seven to nine hours of sufficient rest each night. Make A Salad. Green leafy vegetables contain high levels of magnesium. People who are susceptible to excess swelling might have low levels of this mineral. Get Some Sun. SunlightexposurehelpsyourbodyproducevitaminD,which can strengthen your immune system and keep inflammation at bay. Just 15 minutes of sun a day could do wonders for you. Enjoy A Massage. A good rundown does more than make you feel relaxed. It also could increase your white blood cell count and decrease levels of inflammatory hormones.

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Inflammationusuallymeansyou'rehealing,buttoomuchcanbeharmful.When your immune system overreacts, it could cause health issues ranging from arthritis to cancer. Here are some tips to keep inflammation under control.

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