Exercise is Medicine: The Anti-Inflammatory Effects of High Intensity Exercise

Teta, Jade
November 2006
Townsend Letter;Nov2006, Issue 280, p82
The article discusses the effects and benefits of high intensity exercises. Properly performed exercise discharges signaling molecules that stimulate both inflammatory and anti-inflammatory mechanisms to repair and regenerate stronger tissue. High intensity exercises also released a myokine called Interleukin-6(IL-6) that control chronic inflammation in the muscles. Moreover, exercise-induced IL-6 helps to prevent heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.


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