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Idiot's Guides: The Anti-Inflammation Diet, Second Edition by Heidi McIndoo MS RD LDN, Dr. Dr. P. Cannon

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CHAPTER17

Exercise and Weight Control

In This Chapter

  • Planning your activities
  • Preventing injuries
  • The advantages of strength training
  • Walking and biking for health
  • Fitting in exercise

The evidence is clear. Regardless of your age, exercise improves health. It helps control weight (preventing metabolic syndrome and inflammation in the process); contributes to a healthy heart, bones, muscles, and joints; reduces falls among older adults; helps people sleep better; helps relieve the pain of arthritis; reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression; and is associated with fewer hospitalizations, physician visits, and medications.

Regular physical ...

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