Did you know that there are actually two types of inflammation in the body? Simply speaking there is the good kind and the bad kind.
The first is a side-effect of working out. During a typical workout, you are doing some sort of strength training to your muscles, even if you aren’t intentionally trying to. With this strength training comes itty bitty tears in your muscles. Yes, this is a good thing and is where good inflammation can show up. The second kind likely shows up due to some sort of overuse to that part of the body and can show up pretty painful.
You might have every intention to never purposely cause bad inflammation and only want good, but bad inflammation can happen to good intentions. This is especially true if you work out the same all the time. For example, if you always take a spin class. Sure you will get good inflammation, but keep up that spin class and you could see some bad inflammation show up in your back, shoulders, or knees over time. These three places also happen to be the most common places on the body where bad inflammation appears.
Another way bad inflammation can appear pretty quickly is when you have taken time off from working out and then jump back into it too quickly. This can be especially true right now, where a lot of us are quarantined and not getting our regular workouts in. Sure, it is a great time to take a break and rest your body too but be mindful to ease back into your workouts and not go ham right away. This could mean, not lifting as heavy of a weight, easing back into the intensity, and/or changing up your type of workout day to day. This would also be a great time to add stretching or something like yoga into your routine.
Even if you are keeping up with working out at home, there is going to be a certain level of de-conditioning that happens due to not having the normal access you have at your workout facility. Also, the sheer fact that people aren’t leaving their homes as much will cause some de-conditioning. Try walking more and taking the stairs in you can in the meantime.
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