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The Athlete's Guide to Inflammation

Furthermore—February 15, 2017

Furthermore, the Equinox blog, explains inflammation in athletes.

"When inflammation becomes high and persistent (from being overweight, a poor diet, or being exposed to pollutants, for example) it circulates throughout your bloodstream, affecting different body systems," said Jordan D. Metzl, MD, primary care sports medicine physician at HSS.

"But at its core, inflammation is part of the natural, biological healing process," added Dr. Metzl.

Anytime you have a tough workout, your body activates an inflammatory cascade that alerts cells to heal whatever 'damage' was done, explained Dr. Metzl.

This article originally appeared at Furthermore.Equinox.com.


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