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Exercise & Recovery, and Their Effect on Inflammation

Updated: Jul 12, 2022

Inflammation is a natural response from the body’s immune system. There are a number of things that can cause inflammation, however as an athlete you might find injury, overuse, and DOMS are the most common causes you see. What’s not particularly well known is that exercise can actually assist in reducing inflammation.

Studies have shown that exercising for as little as twenty minutes at a moderate level can trigger sympathoadrenergic activation, in turn reducing the body’s response to produce monocytic cytokines, AKA what can cause inflammation.

While we’re definitely not saying you should be doing your normal exercise routine if you’re nursing an injury, keeping your body moving if you’re sore from yesterdays workout can most likely help improve your DOMS more than a full rest day will.

Proper recovery can also assist with improving inflammation. We all know cold therapy is a great way to reduce inflammation, so adding cryotherapy or contrast therapy into your recovery day routine can greatly help with this.

How STAR Can Help

STAR offers a wide range of tools and services that can greatly assist with reducing inflammation. From contrast pools and cryotherapy to compression boots, we have plenty of options. If you’re interested in booking in for a session click here, or if you’re after a bit more information you can contact us here.

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